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Space News Archive - May 21, 2012

Hubble Spies Andromeda's Beauty Edge-on

Visible in the constellation of Andromeda, NGC 891 is located approximately 30 million light-years away from Earth.

Take Four: SpaceX Going For Gold On Tuesday

SpaceX will again attempt to start a new chapter in the space industry on Tuesday, May 22 as its tries to launch its Dragon Capsule into the abyss for the fourth time.

Transit Of Venus Approaching

In two more weeks, the Earth will get to view a spectacle that hasn't been seen in eight years, and will not be seen again until 2117.

Millions Take A Seat To Watch Sun's Spectacle Over Earth

Millions of viewers across the U.S. and Asia were able to see the sun and moon's performance on Sunday, while others battled clouds and bad weather.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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