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2010-09-22 08:50:00

Titan, one of Saturn's moons, is the only moon in the solar system with an atmosphere — ten times denser than the atmosphere of Earth.

2009-04-30 12:29:03

An Israeli scientist says comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on Earth. Tel Aviv University Professor Akiva Bar-Nun said he discovered comets were the source of missing ingredients needed for life in Earth's ancient primordial soup. When comets slammed into the Earth through the atmosphere about 4 billion years ago, they delivered a payload of organic materials to the young Earth, adding materials that combined with Earth's own large reservoir of organics and led...

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2009-04-29 06:55:00

Comets have always fascinated us. A mysterious appearance could symbolize God's displeasure or mean a sure failure in battle, at least for one side. Now Tel Aviv University justifies our fascination — comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our planet.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.