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Space News Archive - April 23, 2012

Space Shuttle Program Transition and Retirement managers met Sunday afternoon to again evaluate the weather forecast for Space Shuttle Enterprise's Ferry Flight to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Hinode And SOHO Paint An Asymmetrical Picture Of The Sun

Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely – the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa.

Meteor Event Causes Sunday Morning Hubbub In Nevada, California

Residents in parts of Nevada and California were treated to a rare daytime celestial event that awoke some on Sunday morning with a loud explosion.

NASA Satellite Captures Video Of Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcanic Ash Cloud

Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano has re-awakened and has been emitting gas and ash. NOAA's GOES-13 satellite has been viewing the ash cloud, and it was documented in a short new video released by NASA's GOES Project on Friday.

WSU Astrobiologist Proposes Fleet Of Probes To Seek Life On Mars

Sensors would punch into soil, run range of tests

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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