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2011-07-28 04:40:00

Astronomers have discovered the first known "Trojan" asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth. Trojan asteroids share an orbit with a planet near stable points in front of or behind a planet, according to NASA. Trojans constantly lead or follow in the same orbit as the planet, which means they will never collide with it.  These asteroids share orbits with Neptune, Mars and Jupiter. Astronomers used NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission to discover Earth's first...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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