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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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