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Space News Archive - April 08, 2012

Image 1 - Space Archive, Supernova Named in Honor of Maryland Senator

Both one of the world's largest astronomy archives and a supernova have been named in honor of the US Senator currently serving as the chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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