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Space News Archive - May 17, 2011

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NASA has released a unique satellite image tracing the damage of a monster EF-4 tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on April 27th.

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This year, the annual Open House at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, welcomed over 38,000 visitors the weekend of May 14 and 15.

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Is your company on the hunt for out-of-this-world business concepts? ESA is placing information on its intellectual property rights online, aiming to promote the commercialization of these patents in terrestrial contexts.

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A senior official at NOAA said on Tuesday that solar storms pose a growing threat to critical infrastructures.

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Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory.

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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