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Saturn’s Moon Telesto Discovered 33 Years Ago Today
2013-04-08 18:47:23

Thirty-three years ago today, astronomers discovered Saturn's moon Telesto using ground-based observations.

Asteroid To Fly Past Earth In Early 2013
2012-10-28 06:21:06

An asteroid approximately the size of a city block will be completing its closest ever fly-by in our planet's history early next year, and one prominent American university is planning a "viewing party" to commemorate the occasion.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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