from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of exploring: Arctic exploration; exploration of new theories.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of exploring
- n. Notably penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of (especially geographical) discovery
- n. A physical examination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of exploring; search, examination, or investigation, especially for the purpose of discovery; specifically, the investigation of an unknown country or part of the earth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. to travel for the purpose of discovery
- n. a careful systematic search
- n. a systematic consideration
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The Empire of Phil Dick's exegesis and of this exploration is a morphological system that hierarchises the symbols of myth and in doing so hierarchises the metaphysical relationships they manifest.
"This is a short-term exploration which is going to be completed in a few months."
A NASA spokesman said the agency wants a "long-term exploration initiative that is affordable, sustainable, and achievable," while avoiding past mistakes "so that America's leadership in space is never jeopardized."
Well, it came to mind because there was a recent thread about the "Arco Norte" highway that many feel will open up the South of Mexico to more exploration from the north.
President Obama on Monday hailed the Apollo 11 astronauts who made it to the moon 40 years ago as "genuine American heroes" and "the touchstone for excellence in exploration and discovery."
Eventually, commercial operations to LEO and other Near Earth orbits (L2, L5, etc.) will be a MUST if space exploration is to be turned into something other than a few "gee whiz" flights.
Ultimately, Mars exploration is about 2 things: (1) examining the earliest history of a terrestrial planet in our solar system (because the earliest history of Earth was not preserved in the geologic record) and (2) learning what we need to learn in order to eventually send people there.
Thirty years later, space exploration is plagued with dated paradigms, abysmal acquisition performance, a growing list of hazards, and a history of administrations buying into the false economy of slashing NASA budgets - cutting the fuel line for the very engine that can drive our future.
For so many of us, space exploration is both a career and a fixation.
I think the fact that no exploration is necessary pretty much clinches the fact that there is plenty of near surface coal available.