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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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