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Space News Archive - April 28, 2012

Asteroid Mining Venture Could Change Supply/Demand Ratio On Earth

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.

Reports Confirm Existence Of Habitable Exo-Planet

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.

Space Shuttle Enterprise Makes Final Journey To New York

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.

Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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