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Space News Archive - July 06, 2012

Mars Rover Opportunity Image Goes Full-Circle

NASA released a panoramic photo of the Martian surface taken by its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the winter months.

Sifting Through Starlight To Find New Planets

The first images from a new project are demonstrating a new technique that creates precise "dark holes" around stars of interest.

Curiosity To Dig Deeper For Evidence Of Life On Mars

According to a new study to be published Geophysical Research Letters, NASA's new Curiosity rover may be capable of digging deep enough to find evidence of ancient life on Mars.

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Astronomers have spotted the first known "middleweight" black hole, according to a publication in Science Express.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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