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Exocomets Are As Common As Exoplanets
2013-01-08 06:41:37

A beautiful byproduct of our solar system's formation, comets trailing wispy tails across the night sky are icy leftovers from 4.6 billion years ago when the planets coalesced from rocky rubble.


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'.