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Russian Satellite Nailed By Chinese Space Debris, Orbit Affected
2013-03-12 14:50:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides ruining the appearance of a landscape, litterbugs contribute to unsanitary and unsafe conditions, resulting in many communities issuing steep fines for anyone caught tossing their trash where it doesn´t belong. A recent event involving a Russian satellite suggests that we may have to take our approach to litterbugs and apply it to outer space as well. According to a report from the Colorado-based Analytical Graphics,...

2008-10-11 06:00:19

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["1st Ld-Writethru: China To Launch FY-4 Weather Satellite Around 2013"] BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) - China plans to launch the first satellite of the Fengyun-4 (FY-4) series by 2013, said the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) during a meeting here Friday. The FY-4 project involves the country's second-generation of geo- stationary meteorological satellites. Leading scientists and engineers...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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