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Space News Archive - March 08, 2008

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The Endeavour astronauts dodged Florida rainstorms early today to reach the Kennedy Space Center, where NASA started the countdown for their marathon assembly mission to the international space station.

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The surprises continue. Scientists studying the harvest of photos from the MESSENGER spacecraft's Jan. 14th flyby of Mercury have found several craters with strange dark halos and one crater with a spectacularly shiny bottom.

Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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