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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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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