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2010-01-05 13:10:00

NASA scientists have spotted a comet in space being 'eaten' as it flies too close to the sun, Dailymail UK reported. Footage captured by NASA's solar-focused agency - Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) - showed the Kreutz Sungrazer as it made its fateful approach. Click on "Related Video" above to see a video. Experts say Kreutz Sungrazers are characterized by orbits that take them extremely close to the Sun. German astronomer Heinrich Kreutz theorized that they are fragments of one...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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