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Space News Archive - August 29, 2006

The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter to ride out expected high winds and rain from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said.

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It doesn't just matter how much radiation an astronaut is exposed to, time and the order in which charged particles strike human cells are important factors as well.

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When space shuttle Atlantis next rockets into space, it will take along three kinds of microbes so scientists can study how their genetic responses and their ability to cause disease change.

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A new image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the tattered remains of a supernova explosion known as Cassiopeia A (Cas A).

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AKARI, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) infrared astronomical satellite with ESA participation, is continuing its survey of the sky and its mapping of our cosmos in infrared light. New exciting images recently taken by AKARI depict scenes from the birth and death of stars.

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NASA reversed a decision to shelter the space shuttle Atlantis on Tuesday and returned it to its seaside launch pad as the threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto subsided.

NASA returned the space shuttle Atlantis to its seaside launch pad in Florida on Tuesday as the threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto faded.