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Space News Archive - September 06, 2009

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Discovery’s astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission.

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Outer space offers a new perspective for measuring economic growth, according to new research by three Brown University economists.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • 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'.