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Europe's CryoSat Mission Gives Scientists Better Look At Earth's Ice
2012-12-21 14:14:19

The European Space Agency's (ESA) ice mission is giving scientists a better look at oceans, coastal areas, inland water bodies and land.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.