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Space News Archive - October 29, 2003

xfdws IT-COSTS-RM95M sked Emerging Markets DatafileOctober 29, 2003 NEW STRAITS TIMES-MANAGEMENT TIMES MALAYSIA ENGLISH It costs RM95m to train an astronaut, NEW STRAITS TIMES-MANAGEMENT TIMES Adrian David ASIA WorldSources, Inc.

DENVER (AP) -- The most powerful geomagnetic storm possible walloped the Earth early Wednesday, knocking out some airline communications but apparently causing no large power outages or other major problems.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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