Space News Archive - August 28, 2006


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.


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
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.