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2009-07-15 16:38:22

The U.S. space agency says an engineer at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory will narrate a two-hour TV documentary exploring the possibility of alien life. Gentry Lee, a chief engineer for JPL's solar system missions, will narrate the Discovery Channel documentary that looks at the possibility of alien life from a scientific perspective, including the factors that would be necessary to produce life elsewhere in our galaxy. NASA said Lee was chief engineer for the Galileo spacecraft project from...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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