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Space News Archive - June 14, 2003

TO THE EDITOR: I have to question the decision by NASA to spend $800 million exploring the planet Mars in an effort to find the existence of life and/or water. If life does exist on Mars, Martians will contact us when they are ready.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.