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Resembling a star.
[G. astēr, star, + eidos, resemblance]
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A Study To Evaluate the Effect of Rosuvastatin on Intravascular Ultrasound-Derived Coronary Atheroma Burden. A trial assessing—with intravascular ultrasound and quantitative coronary angiography—the effect of an intense statin therapy (with rosuvastatin) on regression of coronary atheromas in patients with coronary artery disease.
Conclusion Very low LDL-cholesterol levels (below guidelines), when accompanied by raised HDL-cholesterol, can regress, or partially reverse, plaque buildup in coronary arteries.
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How is it different from a meteor, comet or asteriods?
Now, a robotics researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has created super-gripping feet that could secure a robot and make asteriod mining possible.
The scientists, however, added it is still unclear whether the particles are contaminants that may have originated on Earth or come from asteriod Itokawa which the space probe landed on during its multi-billion mile journey.
As a result, some of the surface features do not become clearly visible until the asteriod's rotation carries them out from under this region.)
The basin dates from about 65 million years ago--the border between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, when the asteriod is believed to have hit.
What enticed so many people was Petuch's idea that the evolution of the United States' largest tropical wetland began when an asteriod slammed into the region 36 million years ago, at the end of the Eocene epoch.