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Dark Energy Camera Dedication Amping Up Next Week
2012-11-02 12:51:23

Today marks the 50th anniversary celebration of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), while next week is the dedication of a new instrument for the observatory.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.