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Mars Craters for Cash
2014-03-12 04:14:57

Bad news for those who spent $5 to have a Mars crater named after themselves, a significant other or a beloved pet: the International Astronomical Union confirmed on Tuesday that those purchased names will not be allowed to appear on official maps and globes.

Crowd Funding Needed For Space Exploration, Education
2012-08-10 14:22:34

Astronomers and scientists have gotten together to create applications that both make space education fun, and help create income to fund research and development projects.


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'.