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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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