Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Sat Dec 18 00:42:34 UTC 2004

anti-gravitation (n).  OED doesn't list; OED SF project has 1930.

Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 39, No. 227,
Feb 1927, p. 65

        "In hs book entitled "The Reminiscences of an Astronomer" (published
by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. in 1903), Simon Newcomb says on page 381:
        Among the psychological phenomena I have witnessed, none has
appeared to me more curious than a susceptibility of certain minds to become
imbued with a violent antipathy to the theory of gravitation.  The
anti-gravitation crank, as he is commonly called, is a regular part of the
astronomer's experience."

areologic (adj.) OED doesn't list; OED SF project has 1993

Title: Abstracts of Presented Papers of the 17th Annual Meeting of the
Division of Planetary Sciences, 28 October-1 November 1985, Baltimore,
Maryland, "15W/14W Fractionation in Titan's Atmosphere," A.R. Hildebrand and
D.M. Hunten; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 17, , p.741
"The escape mechanisms responsible are electron impact dissociation and
dissociative recombination, which have removed 90% of all Martian
atmospheric nitrogen through areologic time."

contraterrene (adj) OED has 1946; OED SF project has 1941

Title: The Hypothesis of the Existence of Contraterrene Matter.
Authors: Rojansky, V.
Journal: Astrophysical Journal, vol. 91, Feb 1940, p.257
"Symmetry arguments suggest the possibility of existence of atoms (here
called "contraterrene") consisting of negatively charged nuclei surrounded
by positrons."

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