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2012-08-26 07:00:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATED: August 26, 2012 Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died yesterday at the age of 82. America's favorite son has taken that one small step into the unknown. Armstrong underwent heart surgery on August 8, 2012, just days after his 82nd birthday. His death came from complications with that procedure, according to his family. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed...

2009-06-15 09:13:00

'It is our earnest hope for mankind that while we gain the Moon, we shall not lose the world,' Eric Williams, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, July 1969 WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While many people are familiar with Neil Armstrong's famous lunar boot print, most are unaware that the astronauts also left behind a miniature silicon disc containing goodwill messages from dozens of world leaders. Explored in beautiful detail in Tahir Rahman's "We Came in Peace for All Mankind: The...

2009-06-10 00:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were completing their checklist to leave the Moon when they discovered that they had forgotten something. Buzz Aldrin had already climbed back into the lunar module, Eagle, when Armstrong reminded him about a small package that contained encrypted messages on a tiny disc. Aldrin quickly remembered that he had it in his sleeve pocket, removed it, and threw it onto the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. The astronauts...

2009-06-07 22:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were completing their checklist to leave the Moon when they discovered that they had forgotten something. Buzz Aldrin had already climbed back into the lunar module, Eagle, when Armstrong reminded him about a small package that contained encrypted messages on a tiny disc. Aldrin quickly remembered that he had it in his sleep pocket, removed it, and threw it onto the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. (Photo:...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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