Space News Archive - July 12, 2008

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force.

Renowned Horror Director James Wan Uses Dead Space Footage to Create A Thrilling Cinematic Trailer EA Games Label PR Jino Talens, 650-628-9111 jtalens@ea.com Scott Gamel, 650-628-7286 sgamel@ea.com Logo: http://info.ea.com/ Electronic Arts Inc.


The sun is entering its 3rd year of eerie calm. Sunspots are rare and solar flares simply aren't happening. Is this "solar minimum" lasting longer than it should? A NASA scientist has examined centuries of sunspot data to find the answer.

Space Invaders Extreme for the Nintendo DS What's it about ? Would you believe that one of the all-time classic games is now 30-years-old? It's high time for a revamp and Space Invaders Extreme delivers in almost every way.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.