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1) Vesta, in astronomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Its average distance from the sun is 2.36 astronomical units, and the period of its orbit is 1,325 days. Vesta is the only asteroid that can be seen with the naked...

2) Vesta, in Roman religion and mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman religion and mythology, in Roman religion and mythology, hearth goddess. She was highly honored in every household from early times to the beginning of Christianity....

3) Braille. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Deep Space 1 passed within 16 mi (26 km) of Braille's surface, the closest flyby ever of an asteroid. Braille measures only 1.3 mi (2.1 km) by 0.6 mi (1 km). Its...

4) vestal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman religion, priestess of Vesta. The vestals were first two, then four, then six in number. While still little girls, they were chosen from prominent Roman families...

5) asteroid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...More than 10,000 asteroids have orbits sufficiently well known to have been cataloged and named; thousands more exist. Most asteroids are irregularly shaped, unlike...

6) penates. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman religion, household gods, primarily guardians of the storeroom. Theirs was the chief cult of every Roman household, especially in early times. They were worshiped...

7) Metellus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman family of the plebeian gens Caecilia. Lucius Caecilius Metellus, d. c.221 B.C., consul (251 B.C.), fought in the First Punic War. He was pontifex maximus (from...

8) Weelkes, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...His four books of madrigals (1597-1600) mark Weelkes as one of the great English madrigalists. His music is remarkable for melodic characterization and innovative...

9) Roman religion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Roman religion, the religious beliefs and practices of the people of ancient Rome. The spirits were held in awe and were placated with offerings and prayers. 1 Origins...

10) frieze. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Doric frieze alternates the metope and the triglyph; that of the other orders is plain or sculptured. The 5th-century B.C. treasury of the Cnidians at Delphi shows...

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