Space News Archive - May 17, 2011


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


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.


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.


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


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

Word of the Day
  • 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.