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Space News Archive - January 07, 2012

NASA Helps Kick Off 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition

An international robotics competition aimed at developing a new generation of technology leaders kicks off at 10:30 a.m. EST today.

Image 1 - How To Photograph The International Space Station From Your Own Backyard

Photographing the International Space Station seems like something that could be done only from space, but taking a picture from your own backyard actually is easier than you might think.

Mars Science Lab Trajectory Maneuver Slated For Jan. 11

An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.