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Our Galaxy Abounds With Planets Says New Study
2013-01-03 14:45:20

In a recent report, Caltech astronomers wrote that our galaxy may be filled with more planets than researchers had previously thought – a discovery that could have deep implications for our understanding of the universe.

Dawn Has Vesta's Dark Materials In View
2013-01-03 12:54:32

A new study of images from NASA's Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.

NASA's GRAIL Lunar Impact Site Named After Sally Ride
2012-12-18 12:02:58

NASA has named the site where twin gravity probes hit the Moon yesterday in honor of the late astronaut, Sally K. Ride, who was America's first woman in space and a member of the probes' mission team.

NASA's GRAIL Mission Comes To Moon-Crashing Halt
2012-12-17 17:32:03

The GRAIL lunar mission came to a crashing halt today after the twin probes (Ebb and Flow) smashed into the Moon in a blaze of glory.

NASA GRAIL Probes To Crash Into Moon
2012-12-13 17:31:24

After a year run, NASA is preparing to end the twin lunar-orbiting GRAIL probes' mission with a bang – into the Moon.

Moon's Interior Was Pulverized By Early Impacts
2012-12-05 13:28:06

Scientists using data from NASA's GRAIL mission have determined that the Moon's interior is nearly completely pulverized.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.