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Space News Archive - July 16, 2012

Apollo 11 Still Remembered 43 Years Later

Forty-three years ago today, man embarked on a mission that made Lewis and Clark's journey across America seem like child's play.

Split Personality Star Discovered

One recently discovered star seems to have a split personality, with both a magnetar and pulsar consuming the object.

Tropical Cyclone Khanun Strengthening Seen By NASA Satellite

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression Khanun on July 15, infrared data revealed some high, strong thunderstorms that hinted the cyclone would intensify.

Hurricane Fabio Still Chasing Emilia's Remnants In Pacific Ocean

Hurricane Fabio continues to be the big tropical news maker in the Eastern Pacific, while the Central Pacific Hurricane Center is tracking the remnants of Hurricane Emilia.

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NASA's newest member to the Mars rover family is nearing the end of its journey through space, but its hurdles are all but over.

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New research suggests that meteorites, and their parent asteroids, are most-likely the sources of Earth's water.

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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