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Astronomers Find Infant Solar System
2012-12-05 14:16:15

The youngest still-forming solar system ever seen has been discovered by astronomers and reported about in the journal Nature.

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2010-05-21 06:40:00

Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins.

2008-10-13 03:00:31

By Wood, Roger The approaching winter will bring challenges and hardships for both heating oil customers and the oil dealers that service them. That was the bottom line, and the reason for an Aug. 18 summit at the Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.