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Space News Archive - August 05, 2006

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It was a science fiction fantasy come true: Ten years ago this summer, NASA announced the discovery of life on Mars. Ten years later, the results have not been verified, and skeptics have found non-biological explanations for every piece of evidence that was presented.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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