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Space News Archive - June 14, 2007

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Scientists have found new evidence to support the presence of large oceans on Mars in the past.

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Saturn’s moons Tethys and Dione are flinging great streams of particles into space. The discovery suggests the possibility of some sort of geological activity, perhaps even volcanic, on these icy worlds.

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has teamed up with the W.M. Keck Observatory to precisely measure the mass of Eris, the largest member of a new class of dwarf planets in our solar system. Eris is 1.27 times the mass of Pluto, formerly the largest member of the Kuiper Belt of icy objects beyond Neptune.

By TERRI SAPIENZA, THE WASHINGTON POST When Marc Boutin went house hunting three years ago, he found that even the small ones were out of his price range. So he bought "the next best choice" a really small condo. Here's how small: The main the only living space measures 11 feet by 17 feet.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'