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Braille (brāl), in astronomy, a small asteroid asteroid, planetoid, or minor planet, small body orbiting the sun. More than 300,000 asteroids have been identified and cataloged; more than a million are believed to exist in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter,
..... Click the link for more information. notable because it has the same atypical geologic composition as the larger asteroid Vesta Vesta , in astronomy, a dwarf planet, the fourth asteroid to be discovered. It was found in 1807 by H. Olbers. It is the third largest asteroid, with a diameter of c.326 mi (525 km). Its average distance from the sun is 2.
..... Click the link for more information. . In 1999 the space probe 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 orbit is highly elliptical; its periapsis, or closest point to the sun, being midway between earth and Mars, and its apoapsis, or furthest point from the sun, is more than three times further from the sun than the earth is. In addition, much of Braille's orbit is a considerable distance above or below the ecliptic, the plane in which the planets circle the sun. Because of its orbit and geologic composition, it has been suggested that Braille was torn from Vesta, which has a huge crater, as the result of Vesta's collision with another celestial body.
BrailleUniversal system of writing and printing for the blind. The Frenchman Louis Braille invented the system in 1824. Characters embossed on paper are read by passing the fingers lightly over the manuscript. The system is based on a matrix of six dots arranged in two columns of three. The 63 combinations possible in this framework stand for letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and common words such as and and the. A Braille code for English was not adopted until 1932. Modifications also exist for other languages, for mathematical and technical material, and for musical notation. Braille may be handwritten—from right to left—using a stylus to press dots into a piece of paper between hinged metal plates; when the sheet is turned over, the dots face up and are read from left to right. Braille typewriters and electric embossing machines are also used.
Louis . 1809--52, French inventor, musician, and teacher of the blind, who himself was blind from the age of three and who devised the Braille system of raised writing
A system of written communication for the blind in which letters are represented by raised dots over which the trained blind person moves the fingertips.
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As we reported earlier this year, he claimed for his Brailles home near his constituency for a short period while staying at a friend's home in London and at a private members' club.
Mr Keates added that the Ramblers' Association "wish list" included a public footpath along the River Avon from Warwick to Stratford and a path across Brailles Hill near Shipston-on-Stour, while conceding "there would have to be a lot more negotiations with private landowners before these could be achievable.
She appears on Monday at The George in Lower Brailles near Banbury and is building up an excellent reputation after playing support to Ralph McTell last year.
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