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ESA Asteroid Deflection Missions Underway
2013-01-15 18:17:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One mission aims to take a Bruce Willis approach in the movie Armageddon, by deflecting any future asteroids that might be headed towards Earth. The European Space Agency is looking for research ideas to help guide the development of an asteroid deflection mission study. ESA is asking for concepts based on both ground- and space-based investigations that could improve the understanding of the physics of very high-speed...

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  • 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.