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2009-07-02 12:40:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter returned its first images to Earth since launching toward the moon on June 23, the space agency said on Thursday. The two cameras aboard the LRO were activated on Tuesday, and have since returned the first images of a region in the lunar highlands south of Mare Nubium, or Sea of Clouds. "Our first images were taken along the moon's terminator - the dividing line between day and night - making us initially unsure of how they would turn out," said principal...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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