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Synonyms for asteroid


Synonyms for asteroid

any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)

shaped like a star


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Andrew also made several visits to the Scottish Astronomers' Weekend over the years to speak on the subject of video astronomy, and obviously inspired several observers since asteroidal occultations have been seen and timed by members of Dundee and the Highlands Astronomical Societies.
We are densely distributed--so we can achieve good coverage of events such as asteroidal occultations.
He had also imaged an asteroidal object discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey.
In fiction at least (and probably not in fact) they can more or less survive on yeasts cultivated in tanks that are fuelled from asteroidal debris.
Now, we're investigating the architecture of the inner asteroidal regions" around stars.
For years we've been studying Kuiper belt-like disks; now, we're investigating the architecture of the inner asteroidal regions" around stars.
Diosgenin is asteroidal saponin, which is extracted from the root of wild yam (Dioscorea villosa).
It used to be called the Asteroidal Truck Stop Cafe, and in the days before that business went bust, the joint was bustling.
Asteroidal titanium, copper, and other metals might be used as construction materials for satellites or space stations; even ordinary rock could prove valuable, as a radiation shield for spacecraft.
In November 2005, the probe landed on the asteroid and collected samples in the form of tiny grains of asteroidal material, which were finally returned to earth five years later in June 2010.
Objective: Platinum group element (PGE) abundances & 187Os-isotope compositions determined for magmas of Earth, the Moon, Mars, & asteroidal bodies place important constraints on planetary evolution but these data, & current analytical approaches, have largely focused on whole-rock analyses.
An apparently asteroidal object discovered by LINEAR on Jan 15 and posted on the NEOCP was found to have cometary appearance on CCD images taken by P.
Those results set the age boundary for the oldest terrains on Mercury to be contemporary with the so-called Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB), a period of intense asteroid and comet impacts recorded in lunar and asteroidal rocks and by the numerous craters on the Moon, Earth, and Mars, as well as Mercury.
For the first time, they used radar to discern asteroidal features as small as 7.
To Dolly, the establishment's original identifier, The Asteroidal Truck Stop Care, just didn't have pizzazz.