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2006-10-24 06:00:26

By Monica Hatcher, The Miami Herald Oct. 24--They splash around Farmer Joe's pigsty for a time, before they're steamed, split, bathed in vinegar, salt and red dye #40, then shipped to Wal-Marts across the state to take their place among other savory snack foods.

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2005-11-03 11:30:00

Hubble's iconic images include many shots of cosmic clouds of gas and dust called nebulae. For example, the famous "Pillars of Creation" mark the birthplace of new stars within the Eagle Nebula. Yet despite their beauty, visible-light images show only the nebulae surfaces. Baby stars may hide beneath, invisible even to Hubble's powerful gaze.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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