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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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