Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Astrobleme
Definition: (noun)
1) an erosional scar on the earth’s surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite or asteroid.
Etymology: 1965-70; < astro- + -bleme (< Greek blêma shot, wound)

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: The water cycle is an important result of solar insulation. The earth, oceans and atmosphere absorb solar radiation and their temperature rises. Warm air rises from the oceans causing convection. When this air rises to high altitudes, clouds are created by condensation of water vapor. These clouds cause rains that bring water back to the earth’s surface which completes the water cycle.