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Images Offer Insight Into Martian History
2013-09-05 13:09:38

A new ESA image of Mars' Becquerel crater offers insights into the history of the Red Planet.

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2011-02-04 10:00:00

ESA’s Mars Express has returned new views of pedestal craters in the Red Planet’s eastern Arabia Terra.

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2008-12-04 17:50:00

Climate cycles persisting for millions of years on ancient Mars left a record of rhythmic patterns in thick stacks of sedimentary rock layers, revealed in three-dimensional detail by a telescopic camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.