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corona atlas of the middle east
2014-04-26 05:43:51

Reconnaissance photos captured by Cold War-era spy satellites have tripled the number of known archaeological sites located throughout the Middle East, the creators of a new atlas revealed Thursday at the Society for American Archaeology's annual conference.

Second Attempt May Be Made At Failed Phobos-Grunt Mission
2012-01-09 05:12:24

Despite the failure of the Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, which could fall back to Earth early next week, Russian space officials say that they would like a second crack at sending a probe to the Mars moon.

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2011-10-29 07:12:22

Big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs could be facing extinction within the next two decades.

ROSAT Satellite Could Plunge To Earth By Halloween
2011-10-18 04:00:22

Less than a month after one defunct satellite plummeted back to Earth, it appears as though a second is on its way, and the debris could reach our planet's surface by the end of the month.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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