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Space News Archive - January 28, 2012

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Issues with the spacecraft's landing capsule have forced officials to delay the next scheduled Soyuz rocket flight to the International Space Station.

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This Envisat image shows part of central Morocco from the Atlantic Ocean to the west, over the Atlas mountains and into arid parts of Algeria further inland.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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