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Space News Archive - March 29, 2009

Six volunteers are set to spend 105 days locked inside a series of tin enclosures set up in a Moscow parking lot to simulate a trip to Mars. The ground exploration complex has been designed to duplicate conditions of a trip to Mars, The Guardian reported.

Leading online telescope provider partners with International Year of Astronomy's 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project to bring the event to the worldwide web. RODEO, N.M., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- LightBuckets today announced their participation in the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project as part of the International Year of Astronomy activities.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.