Quantcast

Space News Archive - July 27, 2008

d20ee7af1eac8c768d433c1c27e1f5d41

Wealthy tourists may soon have the chance to be propelled 62 miles above Earth, thanks to the work of aerospace engineers who have been holed up in a Mojave Desert hangar for four years.

By LORNE JACKSON ARGHH! The aliens have landed! The aliens have landed! Hopefully they'll only nab the really useless earthlings, and whisk them back to the milky-green moon of Zorg. Which means every doctor, nurse and firemen will have to vacate the planet.

By MURPHY MURPHY reckons the nation's boffins are breathing a sigh of relief that Minister for Science Jimmy Devins made it to the launch of their annual research funding shindig on Thursday.

FOLLOWING the brilliant Wall.E and Kung Fu Panda, Space Chimps has some mighty big boots to fill. And just like a real monkey would do with a pair of boots, it doesn't even bother trying to put them on.

73678e36d8045744720ce9d70e4559ab1

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's robotic arm will use a revised collection-and-delivery sequence overnight Sunday with the goal of depositing an icy soil sample in the lander's oven.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
Related