comet : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
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  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Sapphire: Space-Inspired Jewelry Sparkles in Exhibit
    NEW YORK — From twinkling stars and graceful comets to glowing rockets, space has been a popular subject for jewelers throughout history. Now an exhibition draws together choice examples of space-themed jewelry from before the space race to today.
    June 30, 2013 - via Yahoo! News
  • Audit criticizes sewer management in Golden Meadow
    An audit shows losses in Golden Meadow's sewerage system could cost residents more than $100 a year in higher bills to resolve. The Daily Comet reports ( ) the audit, by the firm Bourgeois Bennett, was released this past week by the state Legislative Auditor's Office.
    June 30, 2013 - Erie Times-News
  • Comet ISON: Will Potential 'Comet of the Century' Get Brighter?
    Scientists around the world have been tracking the promising Comet ISON because of its potential to star in a spectacular celestial show later this year, but from now through Aug. 8 the comet is on a "summer sabbatical." 
    June 28, 2013 - via Yahoo! News

  • Condoleezza Rice in
    I know that when you played the African-American president of the United States, most people thought that would happen when a comet hit,Rice said, drawing laughs and cheers. "But wonder of wonders, fiction has become true."
  • Samuel Bayer in Forbes
    A comet hit the earth and the dinosaurs are dying,says Bayer. "There's a new age coming. I think those days are over with."
  • Mark Twain in San Diego Union Tribune
    I came in with Halley's comet, and I expect to go out with it. ...... The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Here are two unaccountable freaks. They came in together; they must go out together.' Oh! I am looking forward to that,Twain said in 1909.

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