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year

(yēr),
An approximately 365-day period, the time the earth takes to revolve around the sun.
[O.E. gēar ]
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Mars Express will continue to orbit for almost two Earth years, using a a powerful radar to probe beneath the surface of the planet for signs of water.
The rovers began missions intended to last for three months but which have lasted six Earth years, or 3.
It's extremely exciting to see such rapid changes on a body that usually changes so slowly and has a 'year' that is the equivalent of nearly 30 Earth years," he stated.
The heaviest of the bodies, an object with a minimum mass nearly twice that of Jupiter, has an elliptical orbit and takes just over 2 Earth years to orbit its parent star, mu Ara, in the constellation Altar.
But then it is more than 30 Earth years since the Starship Enterprise cruised on to television - and Shatner is now 68.
The Martian year lasts two Earth years, with major dust storm events following a seasonal pattern.
The original plan was to examine the planet for one Mars year, nearly two Earth years.
Mars years are nearly twice as long as Earth years.
The lightweight, 186-kilogram vehicle carries 15 instruments and is expected to last 1 Martian year--nearly 2 Earth years.
Equatorial storms larger than the current one seem to occur every 57 Earth years, or about every 2 Saturnian years, but no one knows why they emerge only during summer and only in Saturn's northern hemisphere.
The prime mission lasts a full Martian year, which is nearly two Earth years.