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Head Of Alien Hunting Organization Stepping Down From The Throne
2012-05-22 13:09:32

Astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been heading up the SETI Institute for 35 years, will be giving up the reigns of the alien hunting organization to a colleague.

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2005-11-17 07:25:00

More than half the stars in our galaxy are small, dim M dwarfs. Until recently, scientists believed these stars put out too little light to support life on any planets that orbited them. Now, that opinion has changed.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.