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2012-06-27 19:15:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The European Space Agency's Mars Express has found evidence that underground water used to exist during the first billion years of Mars' existence. ESA's Mars Express and NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter zoomed in on craters in part of the region of the ancient southern highlands called Tyrrhena Terra. Scientists were able to identify 175 sites bearing minerals formed in the presence of water by focusing in on the chemistry of rocks embedded in the...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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