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Space News Archive - May 28, 2004

Mars Express has released a three-dimensional image of the Arsia Mons shield volcano in high resolution.Astrobiology Magazine -- This image of the Arsia Mons shield volcano was taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express.This image shows a spectacular zone of collapse features on the southern flank of the giant shield volcano Arsia Mons (located at 239°E longitude and 10°S latitude, see the Mars map image).

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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