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2004-12-22 08:40:00

It would be a planetary scientist's dream to peer through the eyes of a distant rover's lenses in real-time, looking around an alien landscape as if she were actually on the planet's surface, but current radio transmitters can't handle the bandwidth necessary for a video feed across several million miles.


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'.