Space News Archive - April 28, 2012
On Tuesday, Planetary Resources announced its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), paving the way for mankind's reach beyond the Earth. This would include mining for raw minerals, ranging from water to precious metals such as gold and platinum.
After re-evaluating information collected back in February, scientists reportedly confirmed on Friday that they had indeed discovered a planet outside of our solar system that is capable of supporting life.
For the second time this month, one of the venerable, retired NASA space shuttles embarked on a final journey, as Enterprise spent Friday being ferried by a modified Boeing 747 on a grand tour around a major US city before ultimately arriving at its final resting place.
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- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.