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  • adjective astronomy Having an orbital period of less than 200 years, especially said of comets

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Examples

  • The NEC considers the short-period (SP) comet nuclei, to which the Tunguska body belonged, to be fragments produced in explosions of massive icy envelopes of Ganymede-type bodies saturated by products of bulk electrolysis of ices to the form of a 2H2+O2 solid solution.

    2009 March - Telic Thoughts

  • In a limited number of years, short-period comets complete an extended elliptical orbit around the sun.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • For more evidence, see the noted references.61 4. Even in the universe there is evidence for a young earth, such as short-period comets and interplanetary dust particles floating around in our solar system.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • For more evidence, see the noted references.61 4. Even in the universe there is evidence for a young earth, such as short-period comets and interplanetary dust particles floating around in our solar system.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • For more evidence, see the noted references.61 4. Even in the universe there is evidence for a young earth, such as short-period comets and interplanetary dust particles floating around in our solar system.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • For more evidence, see the noted references.61 4. Even in the universe there is evidence for a young earth, such as short-period comets and interplanetary dust particles floating around in our solar system.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • In a limited number of years, short-period comets complete an extended elliptical orbit around the sun.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • In a limited number of years, short-period comets complete an extended elliptical orbit around the sun.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • In a limited number of years, short-period comets complete an extended elliptical orbit around the sun.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The dark irony of all this is that banks have long argued that repo financing — which allows banks to borrow for a short-period against collateral — is one of the safest parts of a bank's liabilities.

    Lehman's Racy Repo

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