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#97438 - 03/02/03 05:25 PM apastron
here's a word that didn't show up at m-w, but I found this on info-please:
Pronunciation: (u-pas'trun, -tron),
用l. -traPronunciation: (-tru). Astron.
the point at which the stars of a binary system are farthest apart (opposed to periastron).
I picked up the word from this site:
pretty interesting stuff!_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#97439 - 03/02/03 05:58 PM Re: apastron
Dear etaoin: Complex, but fascinating. Amazing that such a system can be so stable.
I can't pretend that I fully comprehended it, but it was fun trying.
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