2000 : This contest is CLOSED
The January-February 2000 contest featured a brand new Mattel
action pack featuring the Mars Polar Lander and Mars Climate
Orbiter. OK, OK, we know that they both resulted in unsuccessful
missions, but you've got to take the bad with the good. Hey,
these things are collectors items. We've even heard that they
are going for over $50 on eBay.
solar-system object (not human-made) that enters the Earth's
atmosphere and burns up without touching the ground, is called
- a natural solar-system object, which can be made of either
stone or iron, that enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns
up before reaching the surface is called a "meteor".
Don't confuse this term with "meteorite" which is
what the object would be called if it actually did reach the
surface. Meteors can be left over from comets or fragments of
asteroids. Several meteor showers occur thoughout the year including
the Leonids and Perseids to name two.
winner: Bill M. from Wayne, NJ
Ned W., Elizabeth O.
@stro contest rules and terms
- The contest
will be over on February 15th, 2000.
- Only ONE
entry will be accepted per name/email address. Please respect
this. Proven repeated entries from the same person will result
in your expulsion from current and future contests.
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United States of America. If you are not a US resident or wish
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and you will have the option of declining payment of any shipping
fees, but you will disqualify your win and the prize will go to
the next runner-up. Payment for shipping fees must be drawn in
US Funds (personal checks must clear, money orders preferred).
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- A correct
entry will be randomly selected (probably from a hat) to determine
the winner. In the event that there are no correct entries, a
random drawing will be held of all the people that submitted entries.
In addition, a primary winner and two runner-ups will be selected.
In the event that the primary winner is unable to take possession
of the prize for whatever reason, the next runner-up will receive
it, and so on. If there are no entries, we'll put it up on eBay
and make a buck. :o)
- Contest rules,
terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and for
- We reserve
the right to discontinue this contest at any time and for any
- The winner
will be notified via email of their good fortune on or about February
research has been done to ensure that the question made sense
and the answer is correct, but neither is open for discussion.
Basically, we're sorry if you didn't understand the question,
but it stands as-is. Feel free to email
for clarification of the question or answers BEFORE you press
"Enter the Contest". The final determination of the
correctness of the question or answer is entirely at the discretion
of the @stro pages and is subject to change without notice.
- Under no
circumstances will the @stro pages be held liable for any
damages that arise from the holding of this contest. You enter
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are offered as to your winning or losing status.
- This is for
fun, so please make it that way and don't abuse it.
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Thanks for entering!