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2008-04-10 16:22:37

Asteroids that strike Earth have cosmic origins, but clues to the size of ancient impactors now have come from a decidedly Earth-bound source: the chemistry of ancient seawater. Asteroids and other extraterrestrial objects have struck Earth countless times over its multi-billion-year history, but most have left little visible trace. Though these cosmic projectiles pack a wallop when they collide with our planet, they often vaporize on impact or fall into the ocean, making it...


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 'kardia,' heart.
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