iridium iridium  /ɪ ˈrɪ di əm/


  • (n) a heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group; used in alloys; occurs in natural alloys with platinum or osmium




  1. Other geologists uncovered similar iridium deposits just above Cretaceous rock beneath the floor of the Atlantic Ocean and under the Raton basin in northeastern New Mexico.
  2. Iridium is rare on Earth but common in asteroids.
  3. And when the dust finally settled, the iridium it contained would have formed just such a layer as the Alvarezes found.


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  1. "Iridium NEXT is now our largest commercial satellite launch customer and we are excited to play such an integral part in the most significant commercial space program underway today," said Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX. "We are impressed by...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Elon Musk Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. " is pleased to participate in this important initiative and commends Iridium Satellite for ensuring that our emergency workers are prepared to make that critical call during a disaster," said James Lee Witt ,...
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: James Lee Witt Source: NewsBlaze

  3. Antonio Gonzalez Cadilla, captain of the FV Mauel Alba, said, "We like Iridium OpenPort because it is less expensive than other satellite systems, in terms of the equipment, installation, maintenance and usage costs. The small antenna is easy to...
    on May 19, 2010 By: Antonio Source: MarketWatch (press release)

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