Space News Archive - June 14, 2007


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


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.


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
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.