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Space News Archive - March 28, 2006

Japan's ruling party is moving to end a decades-old ban on military involvement in space development, a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker said on Tuesday.

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Thousands of Western visitors are flooding into Libya to view a solar eclipse due on Wednesday in the largest tourist event ever held in the long-isolated north African country, officials said.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • 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'.
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