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2012-03-30 13:29:23

Mars Science Laboratory mission will send its one-ton rover, Curiosity, to Mount Sharp, a martian mountain inside a crater. Once there, NASA researchers hope to learn more about the mountain, how it formed, and hopefully learn more about the history and geology of Mars. Larger than any Rocky Mountain found in the Centennial State, Mount Sharp has been a subject of interest ever since it was discovered in the 1970s. It sits in a peculiar place; in the middle of a crater, and NASA...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'