Space News Archive - December 08, 2006


Meteoroids are smashing into the Moon a lot more often than anyone expected. If correct, this conclusion could influence planning for future moon missions.

By Warren E. Leary Pictures of Martian gullies taken several years apart strongly suggest that water still flows at least occasionally on the surface of the planet, scientists have announced.


NASA will decide whether to try a Saturday night launch of space shuttle Discovery at a crucial morning meeting before fueling the spacecraft.

Word of the Day
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.