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obscure

(ŏb-skūr′) [L. obscurus, hide]
1. Hidden, indistinct, as the cause of a condition.
2. To make less distinct or to hide.
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Caption: A STREAMER OF OBSCURATION In this smoothed reconstruction from 5 minutes of data around a "primary" transit, the planetoid speeding around WD 1145 (black disk, drawn to scale) is surrounded by an opaque dust cloud with a thick extension orbiting behind it and a sparser, narrower extension ahead of it.
It is evident that, when targeted, even the most minimal incorporation of obscuration can dynamically affect a massive operating environment.
2) Patients see an ophthalmologist or optometrist because they experience pain in, or around, the eyes, or other ophthalmic symptoms and signs such as obscuration or visual phenomena.
Negative emotions like grasping and aversion coupled with ignorance in one's life leave karmic traces, obscurations of consciousness.
The idea of LTPs is captivating because most of the reported phenomena are brightenings or obscurations that could be manifestations of volcanism, outgassing, or other geologic processes that would imply that the Moon is not geologically dead.
They are adventitious obscurations responsible for the cycle of rebirth.
In the past, many observers closely monitored Plato hoping to see obscurations or mists that were sometimes reported there.
Since the authors make the case for a geologically dead Moon, they also take pains to push a stake through the heart of transient lunar phenomena--from loony insect swarms and vegetation growth to "reasonable" obscurations, glows, and the like.
Three types of observations caused controversy: detection of small craters on Plato's floor, variation in floor darkness with changing Sun angles, and obscurations of the floor itself.