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clementine

a citrus fruit thought to be either a variety of tangerine or a hybrid between a tangerine and sweet orange

Clementine

A joint mission launched in 1994 by NASA and the US Strategic Defense Initiative Organization with the main aims of testing sensors and spacecraft components over a long period of exposure to the environment of space and carrying out scientific observations of the Moon and the near-Earth asteroid (1620) Geographos. The observations were intended to facilitate a thorough analysis of the surface relief and geology of both the Moon and Geographos by means of imaging at various wavelengths throughout the spectrum from infrared to ultraviolet, laser-ranging altimetry, and charged-particle measurement. The original purpose of these observations was to assess the surface mineralogy of the Moon between lunar latitudes 60° N and 60° S. The probe used for the Clementine mission was launched on Jan. 25 1994 from Vandenberg Air Force Base and achieved lunar orbit on Feb. 21. After completing its lunar investigations on May 7, the Clementine craft was about to maneuver into position to begin the journey to Greographos, when an onboard computer malfunction caused a thruster to fire and remain firing until it had exhausted all its fuel, sending the probe into an uncontrollable spin. Although Clementine remained in an Earth-centered orbit testing its equipment, the planned flyby of Geographos had to be abandoned. Despite being only partially successful, Clementine provided a wealth of photographic and other data. In 1996, analysis of its results led scientists to speculate that there might be reserves of water ice lying beneath the Moon's surface in deep craters whose interiors are in permanent shadow at the lunar poles. See also Lunar Prospector.

Clementine

forty-niner’s drowned daughter; “lost and gone forever.” [Am. Music: Leach, 236]
See: Grief
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The average clementine contains only 23 calories making it a healthy and low calorie snack.
Clementines from Spain are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, fiber and potassium.
The best Clementines are from Spain -- they deliver great flavor, have a thin peel which makes them a snap to unpeel, are virtually seedless, have lots of juice and are refreshingly sweet.
The best Clementines are from Spain -- they're more strongly flavored than the domestic varieties, and they have a thinner peel, more plentiful juice and a refreshingly sweet taste.
Escarole Salad with Clementines from Spain and Pomegranates - A refreshing salad best served to compliment roasted meats or fish.
Decorate the top with a piece of clementine and a sprinkling of biscuit crumbs.
This week's recipes are for the alternative desserts to serve after your Christmas roast, the first a light and elegant trifle, the second a clementine mousse topped with a tangy sauce.
Capespan is also set to launch new late clementine Clemengold later in the year.
Calling on the ITC to "undertake the task of penetrating the curtain that shrouds the governmental subsidies and programs enjoyed by our Spanish competitors," Kam Quarles, director of Sunkist's Washington office, told commissioners imports of the Spanish Clementines have grown 140 percent.
Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 large eggs 150g dark brown sugar 275ml sunflower oil 300g self-raising flour, sieved 1tsp baking powder 50g dessicated coconut or ground hazelnuts Finely grated zest of 2 clementines 300g carrots, finely grated 5 cardamom pods, seeds only, or 1 tsp mixed spice 100g sultanas, soaked in the juice of 2 clementines for 15 minutes For the frosting 500g icing sugar, sieved 1tbsp soured cream Zest of 2 clementines Juice of 1 clementine Method 1.
INGREDIENTS 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g caster sugar 3 large eggs 1tsp vanilla extract 2 clementines 175g self-raising flour 50g ground almonds 2tbsp lemon juice 2tbsp clear honey 50g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped FOR THE TOPPING 50g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped 100g clear honey 1 tbsp lemon or orange juice 1.