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iridium

i ri dee uhm

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

  • 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.
  • Iridium is rare on Earth but common in asteroids.
  • 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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  • Elon Musk in MarketWatch (press release)
    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...
  • James Lee Witt in NewsBlaze
    ProtectingAmerica.org 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 ,...
  • Antonio in MarketWatch (press release)
    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...

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