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100th Anniversary: Uncovering Range Of The Great Meteor Procession Of 1913
2013-01-24 07:12:16

As the anniversary of a spectacular meteor procession that lit up the night skies nearly a hundred years ago approaches, astronomers have taken the call to answer some long forgotten questions about the great fireball raid of Feb. 9, 1913.


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'.