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Latest M-type asteroid Stories

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2010-10-05 06:15:00

A huge asteroid visited by Europe’s Rosetta probe is encased in a thick, dusty layer of debris at least 2,000 ft deep, created by eons of impacts that have left the shattered surface with a texture similar to the Earth’s Moon.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.