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2011-05-02 14:44:51

By Jessica Nimon, International Space Station Program Science Office, NASA's Johnson Space Center The very idea of spiders in space brings to mind campy, black and white horror films involving eight-legged monsters. In actuality, it is a scientific investigation called Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus Science Insert-05 or CSI-05, in which researchers observe arachnid habits in a microgravity environment. This is the second spider investigation on the International Space...

2011-02-04 11:25:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to the continuing cold weather conditions, NASA's Johnson Space Center will remain closed to all non-essential personnel for all of Friday, rather than reopening at noon CST as planned. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Although the site is in good condition, a delay in the arrival of the latest cold front has kept roads icy longer than anticipated, and the commute would likely be unsafe for many employees....

2011-02-03 13:33:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center will be closed Friday morning due to the expected conditions caused by the winter storm. Plans call for the center to reopen at noon CST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The closing allows Johnson employees to avoid treacherous road conditions. Temperatures in the area are predicted to stay below freezing until after 10 a.m. Friday, and roadways are expected to be icy. Flight...

2010-04-22 14:11:00

HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the expansion of one of its procurement offices, bringing the total number of recognized buildings at the center to three. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Building 265 at JSC has 5,400 square feet of office space and was recently refreshed. It scored 41 points from...

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2009-12-01 06:50:00

Using more advanced analytical instruments now available, a Johnson Space Center research team has reexamined the 1996 finding that a meteorite contains strong evidence that life may have existed on ancient Mars. The new research focused on investigating alternate proposals for the creation of materials thought to be signs of ancient life found in the meteorite. The new study argues that ancient life remains the most plausible explanation for the materials and structures found in the...

2009-11-30 10:40:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using more advanced analytical instruments now available, a Johnson Space Center research team has reexamined the 1996 finding that a meteorite contains strong evidence that life may have existed on ancient Mars. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new research focused on investigating alternate proposals for the creation of materials thought to be signs of ancient life found in the meteorite. The new study argues...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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