Space News Archive - January 31, 2005
"Music has always been at the centre of cultures all over the world and it will continue to play an important part in thousands of years time. Music has a role in the same way as technology and science in reflecting the age we live in and generally exploring new areas beyond the accepted boundaries and beyond Earth,â€ said Mick Jagger on the Music2Titan project.
After a year on Mars, the rovers have been covered with dust. Scientists believe one cannot understand today's changes on Mars -- its weather, temperature or water -- without also accounting for dust. But the engineers trying to extend the lifetime of the rovers' solar power are as concerned about the first year of dust.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.