Space News Archive - January 09, 2012
Despite the failure of the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, which could fall back to Earth early next week, Russian space officials say that they would like a second crack at sending a probe to the Mars moon.
An Australian paleontologist has discovered a mineral, long thought to be found only on the moon, in a billion-year-old rock formation in Western Australia.
The SETI project, which has begun its first analyses of the scans of 86 exoplanets uncovered by the Kepler Space Telescope, has found the first batch of hits within the data stream.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).