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Space News Archive - February 13, 2010

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An International group of four professional stargazers are backing Chile's Atacama Desert as the future home to the world's biggest telescope.

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Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and ISS opened the hatches between Node-1 and Node-3 this morning and entered their new module.

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Twenty years ago on February 14, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft had sailed beyond the outermost planet in our solar system and turned its camera inward to snap a series of final images that would be its parting valentine to the string of planets it called home.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.