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2006-02-06 10:22:47

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - What if ET isn't cute? What if extraterrestrial life doesn't even touch the surface of a faraway planet, but instead floats above its hostile surface like a hot-air balloon? Scientists say this is possible, based on data they have about the big gassy planets detected around stars other than our sun, but no one has actually seen this. To make this data come to life, astronomers turn to Lynette Cook, space artist extraordinaire. Since...

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2006-02-06 08:45:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- What if ET isn't cute? What if extraterrestrial life doesn't even touch the surface of a faraway planet, but instead floats above its hostile surface like a hot-air balloon? Scientists say this is possible, based on data they have about the big gassy planets detected around stars other than our sun, but no one has actually seen this. To make this data come to life, astronomers turn to Lynette Cook, space artist extraordinaire. Since astronomers detected the...


Word of the Day
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.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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