flying saucer


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flying saucer:

see unidentified flying objectsunidentified flying object
or UFO,
an object or light reportedly seen in the sky whose appearance, trajectory, and general dynamic and luminescent behavior do not readily suggest a logical, conventional explanation.
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flying saucer

[¦flī·iŋ ′sȯs·ər]
(science and technology)
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Why is it, you may ask, that we've not yet been visited by flying saucers and six-legged green creatures who demand to be taken to our leader?
Guilloteau's team carried out the first ever direct measurements of the relatively large grains of dust in the Flying Saucer - measuring approximately one millimeter across - located around 15 billion kilometers from the star and found that they had settled to a low temperature of -447 degrees Fahrenheit (-266 degrees Celsius) - only 7 degrees above absolute zero and 15 degrees lower than what was expected, a huge discrepancy in the field of planetary formation models.
Miss Piffaretti, whose home is at Station Road, Llanishen, Cardiff, said how she became an unidentified flying saucer investigator.
The company is offering Lil' Flying Saucer, featuring vanilla soft serve ice cream and chocolate cookie wafer, at local Carvel retail locations, complimentary to its customers on the date.
The town became infamous after reports that a flying saucer had crashed at a nearby military base in July 1947.
The next time you see a flying saucer, try speaking Farsi to it.
By August 10, the Directorate of Public Works also aims to partially open the underpass at Cultural Square as well as the bridge at Shaikh Humaid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi square (also known as the Flying Saucer square), in Al Ramla.
Each flying saucer can be filled with two shades of powder.
"Have you ever wondered was the star the Three Wise Men followed to Bethelem a Flying Saucer?"
A small band of select scientists and a nerdy 22-year-old upstart are permitted to examine a real flying saucer. The scientists examine it and write a report; the nerd disappears, and the story jumps to 2004.
Hence representation's occasional interruption by abstract paintings, dubbed "iconscapes" by the artist; hence the flying saucer, the cyborg gorilla, and the images from 2001: A Space Odyssey (science fiction being a perfect container for anxieties about transformation, technological or otherwise).