Space News Archive - March 09, 2006
Earth history has been punctuated by several mass extinctions rapidly wiping out nearly all life forms on our planet. What causes these catastrophic events?
NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus. The rare occurrence of liquid water so near the surface raises many new questions about the mysterious moon.
One of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, is spewing out a giant plume of water vapor that is probably feeding one of the planet's rings, scientists said on Thursday.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Workers bumped the space shuttle Discovery's robot arm in one of three recent mishaps at the Kennedy Space Center that experts hope caused only minor damage, NASA officials said on Thursday.
It'll be a snap to identify gemstones once Robert Downs finishes his library of spectral fingerprints for all the Earth's minerals.
Satellite images acquired by ESAâ€™s ERS-2 revealed the recently discovered changes in Yellowstoneâ€™s caldera are the result of molten rock movement 15 kilometres below the Earthâ€™s surface, according to a recent study published in Nature.
- A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
- A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.