Space News Archive - March 14, 2006
Astronomers have discovered a new "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star located about 9,000 light-years away. This newfound world weighs about 13 times the mass of the Earth and is probably a mixture of rock and ice, with a diameter several times that of Earth.
Particles from any icy comet that were collected and returned to Earth aboard a NASA science satellite show dozens of minerals that form only in extreme heat -- a finding that complicates theories about how the solar system formed, scientists said on Monday.
NASA scientists have a new mystery to solve: How did materials formed by fire end up on the outermost reaches of the solar system, where temperatures are the coldest?
A Moscow High School senior has been named one of 40 finalists in a science talent search after devising a method to determine how dust settles on Mars.
The hidden face of the sun is fully visible for the first time, thanks to a new technique developed at Stanford University.
NASA on Tuesday pushed back the launch of space shuttle Discovery from May until at least July because of a faulty fuel tank sensor.
- A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.