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ESA's Gaia Star-Mapping Mission Set For November Launch
2013-10-21 13:09:41

The European Space Agency's Gaia mission will be launching from Europe's spaceport in Kourou on November 20 with the goal of mapping out the stars in the universe like never before.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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