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Space News Archive - December 07, 2008

The space shuttle Endeavour's departure from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for Florida was delayed Saturday due to technical problems, NASA said. Technicians found that three of eight pins used to secure an aerodynamic cone to the shuttle's tail were not the right size, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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The often contentious debate about global warming has been absent a critical component: an accurate measurement of precisely how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is in the air, and how it is being recycled by the planet.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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