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Space News Archive - November 18, 2011

Image 1 - Galaxies Are Ultimate Recyclers

New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements.

ESA’s ‘Earth from Space’ Web-TV Takes Off

Discover more about our planet with the new Earth from Space video program. Join us every Friday at 10:00 CET for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.

Cassini Chronicles Life Of Saturn's Giant Storm

New images and animated movies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the birth and evolution of the colossal storm that ravaged the northern face of Saturn for nearly a year.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes In Motion

Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards.

China Completes Rendezvous And Docking Mission

China fully completed its first-ever space rendezvous and docking mission on Thursday after Shenzhou-8 successfully landed back on Earth.

SpaceX May Delay Cargo Resupply Demonstration

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) may have to delay the targeted cargo resupply demonstration mission of the Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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