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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
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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