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China's Lunar Mission Lifts Off
2013-12-02 04:19:28

China’s first lunar rover mission is underway, as the rocket carrying the six-wheeled robot known as Yutu lifted-off from Xichang at 01:30 Monday morning local time, various media outlets have reported.

ESA Helps Chinese Moon Mission
2013-11-29 10:37:53

Scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) are helping their Chinese counterparts on the upcoming Chang’e 3 moonmission.

Mars Curiosity Solo Drive Approaching Cooperstown
2013-10-30 09:52:44

The Mars Curiosity rover finished its first two-day autonomous roll across the Martian landscape on Monday.

Mars-like Desert Exploration Completed By ESA's Test Rover
2013-10-16 12:07:11

Braving high winds, dust devils and unpredictable terrain, ESA’s test rover has completed its exploration across – and under – Chile’s Mars-like Atacama Desert.

Robotic Snake On Mars
2013-09-16 12:43:28

The European Space Agency is exploring the idea of sending a robotic snake to Mars in order to help scientists deepen their knowledge about the Red Planet.

China Enters New Territory With Lunar Lander, Scheduled For Launch This Year
2013-08-29 12:21:57

China announced on Wednesday that it will launch its first lunar lander, the Chang'e Three, by the end of the year. Named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, the upcoming Chang’e mission marks the next step in the Asian nation’s ambitious space program.

NASA Hands Autonomous Navigation Reins Over To Curiosity For Trip To Mount Sharp
2013-08-28 11:39:32

NASA's Curiosity rover already has a year under its belt of driving on the surface of the Red Planet, but the Martian explorer is just now using its autonomous navigation for the first time.


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'.