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Space Exploration Milestone - Mariner 2 50 Years Later
2012-12-13 05:51:51

Fifty years ago this Friday, America's space exploration ushered in a new era when NASA's Mariner 2 spacecraft became the first ever to study a planet other than our own.


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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