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Space News Archive - February 06, 2007

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A team of astronomers from France and South Africa announced the first catalog of a new type of gamma-ray source, a dozen clouds of “relic” radiation from dead stars that reveal information about the energetic past of these celestial objects.

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Astronomers have found a new class of objects in space: a neutron star orbiting inside a cocoon of cold gas and/or dust that hides a bloated supergiant star.

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The European Space Agency (ESA), with its ExoMars mission, will deliver the first comprehensive life-detection science package since Viking to the martian surface.

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The best oceanographers in the world never studied at a university. Yet they know how to navigate expertly along oceanic fronts, the invisible boundaries between waters of different temperatures and densities.

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She was the Robochick. He was Billy-O. According to police, her obsession with him led her to drive 900 miles from Houston to Orlando, bringing with her a trenchcoat and wig, armed with a BB gun and pepper spray, and wearing a diaper to avoid bathroom breaks on the arduous drive.

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