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Not to be forgotten, the Earth will be 12 days away from perihelion, the point when it is closest to the Sun.
They deduced that the comet expelled about 2,000 kilograms of carbon monoxide each second, roughly the rate that Comet Halley attained in 1986 during its closest approach to the sun.
In addition, workflow mapping is integrated with live GPS updates to provide exact location of the incident and the closest available units with complete routing instruction.
Rayman said the data could fill gaps in knowledge about the composition and origin of asteroids that come closest to Earth.
Researchers speculate that such an orbit enables the sun to heat the icy body at a more constant rate, making it less likely that the comet would explosively eject as much gas and dust as Halley during its closest approach.
The seven-hundredths of a second separating the top three made it the closest finish in Olympic Alpine history.
Few astronomers would expect to find ice on Mercury, the planet that lies closest to the sun's warming rays.
This drilling will be conducted on the Company's permit lands closest to previously drilled and cored holes having proven bitumen shows.
Even Vernon Jordan, one of Clinton's closest friends, has complained to associates that he cannot talk to the president because both are potential targets of a criminal investigation.
From the initial results, it appears that two of the three blasts registered at the seismic stations closest to the explosions.
For those closest to retirement, their most important goals are to remain financially independent and not become a burden to loved ones.
The company recently changed its fiscal year_end to the Saturday closest to Jan.
Furthermore, the Venus-orbiting Pioneer spacecraft, which in January had experienced the closest view of the comet's closest approach to the sun, had revealed that the amount of water vapor coming off of the nucleus did not vary smoothly with the changing heat input.
Second-Largest Real Estate Brokerage in Northern California Experiences 50 Percent Increase in Sales Volume, Tops Closest Competitor in Per-Agent Sales
Tinbats ranked closest to its standard than any other cat in the Atlanta show.