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2009-02-02 09:25:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Astronomical Society recently announced prizes for distinction in astronomy and astrophysics for 2009, and an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. was the recipient of the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Joseph Weber Award for 2009 was conferred on Dr. Peter Serlemitsos in late January in recognition of his...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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