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Space News Archive - February 26, 2010

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NASA's Space Shuttle Program conducted the final test firing of a reusable solid rocket motor Feb 25 in Promontory, Utah.

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On March 3, 2010 Mars Express will make its closest ever approach to Phobos, the larger of the two Martian moons.

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Rsearch provides the first constraint on the age of cometary material from a known comet.

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NASA and the Italian Space Agency announced a new use for an existing Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) known as "Leonardo."

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NASA has selected seven scientists as recipients of Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in exoplanet exploration for 2010.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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