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Astronauts Visiting Moon Will Not Find Water On The Sunny Side
2014-06-17 13:26:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts looking to lay the groundwork for a future settlement or station on the Moon will be looking for water to use as a resource. According to a new study, however, they may want to save some time by not looking for it on areas of the Moon that are exposed to the Sun. Published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, the study found that ultraviolet photons released by the Sun probably result in water molecules to either...

earth from the moon
2014-05-29 04:05:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By reviewing hundreds of chemical analyses of lunar samples collected during the Apollo missions, scientists have discovered new clues about how water originated and was redistributed on the Moon, according to a recently published Nature Geoscience paper. Their findings could give experts a new tool to help unravel the processes that were involved in the Moon’s formation, as well as how the lunar crust cooled and the impact...

apollo 11 lunar rocks
2014-04-02 05:54:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists studying the mineral apatite may have overestimated the amount of water present in the moon, according to a new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. In order to accurately predict how apatite would have crystallized from cooling bodies of lunar magma early in the moon's history, Jeremy Boyce led a team of researchers to develop a new computer model....

Grand Canyon May Not Be As Old As Once Thought
2014-01-27 08:50:13

[ Watch the Video: How Old Is The Grand Canyon? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous theories have pegged the age of the Grand Canyon at 70 million years ago, but a new study published by Nature Geoscience has found that the American icon was completely formed 5 to 6 million years ago when shorter segments of canyon united to form an expansive chasm. “I think we’ve resolved the 140-year-long debate about the age of the Grand Canyon,” Karl Karlstrom, a...

Origin Of Moon Water
2013-09-11 08:38:28

[ Watch the Video: Origins Of Moon's Water Explored ] John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recent studies by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have found that the Moon is wetter than previously thought - though it is still drier than the driest desserts on Earth. In turn, this has generated renewed interest in identifying the source of this water. Now, a team from The Open University in the United Kingdom has found that a young, still forming Earth may...

2013-05-03 23:23:58

For a successful dental implant, a sufficient amount of jawbone is necessary. Guided bone regeneration is a common treatment to build up deficient treatment, and according to an article in the most recent issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology, bio-materials treated with fluoride are displaying cell proliferation that can improve this process. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Journal of Oral Implantology — For a successful dental implant, a sufficient amount of jawbone is...

Grand Canyon May Be As Old As The Dinosaurs
2012-11-30 06:48:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder and the California Institute of Technology has analyzed mineral grains from the bottom of the western Grand Canyon. The findings indicate that the canyon was largely carved out about 70 million years ago, putting it in a time when dinosaurs were around and might have peeked over the rim. CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Rebecca Flowers says that this new research, using a dating...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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