Space News Archive - February 19, 2005


Fast forward 100 years: You're an astronaut piloting an airplane in the upper atmosphere of Saturn. Take a deep breath, look up at the sunny blue sky and pretend to be back on Earth. Works every time! Sunny blue skies ... on Saturn? It's true!

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.