verb (used with object)
to climb (a mountain) in a circular fashion as opposed to scaling.
verb (used without object)
to climb a mountain in this way.
Exoplanets And Planets: The Truth Is Out ThereExoplanets are in the news, and not just because Google did a doodle on them, either. On February 22, 2017, news of the discovery of seven new exoplanets was announced by NASA. This may be a new word for you non-NASA geeks out there. Let’s examine the difference between planets and exoplanets. A planet is sometimes also called a major planet. It’s any of the …
Why is exciting planet discovery called “Goldilocks,” and what is its actual name?This week, excitement was stoked by the discovery of a “Goldilocks planet” within our astronomical neighborhood. Located about 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra, the exoplanet in question has temperatures ranging from –25 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit , orbits its star from a distance of .146 Astronomical Units (about 14 million miles), and has a mass 3 to 4 times that of …
- orbital plane,
- orbital process,
- orbital sander,
- orbital velocity,
- orbiting astronomical observatory,
- orbiting geophysical observatory,
- orbiting solar observatory,
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