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ESAs Venus Express goes quiet after eight years of studying

ESA's Venus Express goes quiet after eight years of studying planet

Provided by Markus Bauer, ESA Science and Robotic Exploration ESA's Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.