Pebble, a smooth, rounded stone usually less than 2 inches (64 mm) in diameter. (A larger stone of this type is called a cobble, or cobblestone.) Pebbles are fragments of any kind of rock that have become worn by rubbing together in rivers or on beaches. A loose accumulation of pebbles is called gravel. Conglomerate is rock composed of pebbles cemented together.
While routinely scanning the stars, NASA scientists came across something they didn't expect to see: a vast area of space empty of stars, planets and matter.
Whether you invented a revolutionary pair of skivvies or a way to turn cow manure into vanilla flavoring, we have an award for you. The Ig Nobels are proving that science isn't all seriousness and superstring theory.