earthlike earthlike

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) earth colored; of something having a color of soil or earth
  2. (adj) resembling or characteristic of earth

Usage(s):

  • Despite the storm, readings taken by Mariner's infrared spectrometer enabled JPL investigators to identify several earthlike minerals in the Martian crust, including quartz .

News

  • Trash mountains!

    As one draws near the Denver International Airport, there appears a huge pile of earthlike substances, crawling with trucks, dozers and compactors. It is a "trash mountain," resulting from garbage and trash collected in Denver and surrounds.
    on September 20, 2013     Source: McCook Daily Gazette

Quotes

  1. "We can't quite see the Earthlike planets yet, but we are seeing their big brothers," said planet hunter Geoffrey Marcy of the University of California-Berkeley, a leader of one of the teams.
    on Aug 31, 2004 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: KTVU.com

  2. "The first astronomer who can prove they found an Earthlike planet around an Earthlike star will win many kudos and prizes," said John Huchra of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who led a NASA advisory committee that approved the...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: John Huchra Source: New York Times

  3. "Galileo is much more interested in the play of light and shadow than in accurate mapping," explains Owen Gingerich of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics. "He is interested in the heights and depths that reveal an earthlike...
    on Nov 27, 2009 By: Owen Gingerich Source: guardian.co.uk

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