Space News Archive - May 14, 2012
Scientists, engineers, educators from cubesat projects will showcase their projects at NSF headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
A Houston lawyer is on a mission to identify and possibly recover moon rocks that were brought back to Earth and then subsequently lost after being loaned to scientists, museums and agencies throughout the world.
A Russian weather satellite has taken a 121 megapixel image of planet Earth, over 22,000 miles above the surface.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is reaching out to amateur astronomers, asking for their help in discovering potentially dangerous space rocks.
ESA was recently able to make a software fix and get its veteran Earth-observing micro satellite Proba-1 back into full operation.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.