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2004-12-02 00:40:00

Close encounter may explain some objects beyond Neptune Cambridge, MA -- A hit TV program like "Antiques Roadshow" lures viewers with its universal appeal. Who wouldn't want to find secret riches in their attic or basement? But rare paintings and heirloom jewelry aren't the only valuable items waiting to be discovered. Cosmic treasures also lay hidden in the vast realm of outer space. Among the most highly prized of those treasures are planets that formed around other stars. Astronomers have...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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