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Space News Archive - December 08, 2006

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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.

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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
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin