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Curiosity To Dig Deeper For Evidence Of Life On Mars
2012-07-06 07:24:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, NASA's new Curiosity rover may be capable of digging deep enough to find evidence of ancient life on Mars. The findings suggest optimal depths and locations to probe for organic molecules like those that compose living organisms could be reached through the Curiosity rover, which is expected to land on the Red Planet on August 5, 2012. If there is any evidence...


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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