January 12th, 2012
12:45 PM ET

World's tiniest vertebrate is a frog

The world's smallest vertebrate - animals that have a backbone - is a frog that could sit within the confines of your fingernail, a new study reports.

Scientists found the new species, which on average is just 7.7 millimeters long, in the southwestern Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea.

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January 12th, 2012
11:09 AM ET

Sub-scale Drogue Chute Testing

"Dr. Anita Sengupta and Donn Liddle of NASA are pictured in the low speed wind tunnel at Texas A&M University, which is being used for testing of a scale model of the Orion spacecraft and its parachute system."

Source: NASA

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