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2011-04-04 11:34:29

Bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars 4 billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically.

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2009-12-08 14:00:00

Scientists rule out the possibility that methane is delivered by meteorites into the Martian atmosphere.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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