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Space News Archive - June 01, 2007

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It seems like a strange place for Airmen to serve. But in a land more home to reindeer, arctic fox and musk ox, they are helping ensure the Air Force's warfighting future by providing a key mission: missile warning and space surveillance and satellite command and control operations.

Engineers will travel to this Puerto Rican coastal town in coming weeks to study whether to shut down the world's largest radio telescope, which was featured in the movie "Contact" but now faces steep budget cuts, observatory officials said Thursday.

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Using ESO's VLTI on Cerro Paranal and the VLBA facility operated by NRAO, an international team of astronomers has made what is arguably the most detailed study of the environment of a pulsating red giant star.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.