from The Century Dictionary.
- Resembling a star.
- Pertaining to the asteroids.
- Pertaining to the starfishes.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to an asteroid, or to the asteroids.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to an
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or resembling an asteroid
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Bode's Law, which led those who accepted it to the belief that a planet would be found in what is now known as the asteroidal space.
Actually, the most usual use of "asteroidal" is in connection with asteroidal occultations.
The risks associated with catastrophes such as asteroidal/cometary impacts, supervolcanic episodes, and explosions of supernovae/gamma-ray bursts are based on their observed frequencies.
I have a friend who turned me on to them (Moby Grape) claiming they were some kind of brilliant asteroidal blend of acid-rock and heavy metal, as well as the inspiration for Husker Du, Nine Inch Nails, and God knows who else.
In Sudbury, in the Merensky Reef of South Africa, and in Montana, we are already obtaining hundreds of billions of dollars worth of asteroidal resources from impacts here on the earth and our own computer modeling has shown that the impactors on the Moon are still there.
Now, building a far future (post ALTAST) telescope out of asteroidal material and then taking it to L2, that's a nice idea.
Now, if you still want to panic, you have all sorts of lunatics who'll be glad to take you as an acolyte in hopes that you'll be taken aboard the evacuation saucers when the planet is blasted into asteroidal debris.
This suggests that the first material space product will be asteroidal water.
I think one can make a case that asteroidal water and solar power could be the key to a space industrial revolution, just as coal and iron were the key in the 18th century.
All the elements found in the plume must be coming from cometary and asteroidal sources, Colaprete said.