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Space News Archive - December 27, 2006

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Launched today from Kazakhstan, the unique astronomy mission COROT is on its way. Its twin goals are to detect exoplanets orbiting around other stars and to probe the mysteries of stellar interiors as never before.

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NASA's image-makers are taking a hard look at how to win over the younger generation - media-saturated teens and 20-somethings growing up on YouTube and Google and largely indifferent to manned space flight.

Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.