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Space News Archive - August 28, 2006

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With Tropical Storm Ernesto breathing down their necks, NASA managers gavup on a Tuesday space shuttle launch and prepared to move Atlantis indoors if the storm continues to threaten.

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Planetary scientists have discovered the highest clouds above any planetary surface. They found them above Mars using the SPICAM instrument on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. The results are a new piece in the puzzle of how the Martian atmosphere works.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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