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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
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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