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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.