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2009-07-08 12:50:00

Cosmologists have discovered two massive supernovae farther away than ever before using a new technique that could shed light on the formation of galaxies as well as how the Earth was formed. "We've devised a technique to discover supernova explosions at greater distances than previously known," said Ray Carlberg of the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. "The most distant one occurred during the time when galaxies were at their peak phase of star formation...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'