The precise terminology of modern science

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Feb 16 20:42:17 UTC 2013

 From an illustration titled "Fireball" attached to the NYTimes
article on the Chelyabinsk meteor:

"An _asteroid_ is a rock large than a boulder orbiting in the inner
solar system, usually between Mars and Jupiter."

In the good old days, it used to be "larger than a breadbox."


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