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Space News Archive - July 06, 2008

If you plan to attend the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park this weekend, organizers are asking that you use a shuttle bus service. Because of large crowds, it's difficult to find parking spaces at or near the park, said Stacy Rosa, spokeswoman for the festival.

By William Hageman, Chicago Tribune Jul. 6--The Adler Planetarium's recent launch of a Marshmallow Peep into space is a twist on experiments that the 10-person Adler crew has been conducting for a while.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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