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Space News Archive - May 07, 2005

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Mars rover engineers are using a testing laboratory to simulate specific Mars surface conditions where NASA's rover Opportunity has spun its wheels in a small dune. Careful testing is preceding any commands for Opportunity to resume moving to get out of the dune and continue exploring.

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Today, NASA's astronaut candidates selected May 6, 2004, mark a major milestone – completion of a year of training toward becoming the next generation explorers of space.

NASA released images of the galaxy called Messier 104, which is commonly known as the Sombrero galaxy because in visible light it resembles a broad-brimmed Mexican hat.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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