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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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