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'Mysteries' Slideshow Highlights Spooky Side of Space
2011-11-02 03:35:12

Prepare to be awed by some of the solar system's spookiest mysteries in a Halloween slideshow from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The all-new slideshow features puzzlers like the disappearing "bunny" on Mars, the Saturn "hex" and Jupiter's scar face, plus commentary from JPL scientists. Visit the JPL Education website at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/mysteries/ to view the Flash slideshow and try your hand at solving these stellar mysteries. JPL is a division of the California...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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