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Astronomers Catalogue 84 Million Stars
2012-10-24 05:48:29

The European Southern Observatory announced this morning that a team of astronomers have catalogued over 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.