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Undulatus Asperatus Clouds Seek Official Status
2012-09-20 19:06:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new variety of cloud is attempting to be officially added to the classification system after first being discovered in 1951. Meteorologists and "cloudspotters" are looking to formally add undulatus asperatus clouds, or "agitated waves," to the official list of cloud species. The clouds look like a fluffy blanket that cover part or all of the sky. The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva has the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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