Space News Archive - October 02, 2008
Hot spots near the shattered remains of an exploded star are echoing the blast's first moments, say scientists using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, which is toting an $8.7 million University of Colorado at Boulder instrument to measure Mercury's wispy atmosphere and blistering surface, will make its second flyby of the mysterious, rocky planet Oct. 6.
A record two-hour observation of Jupiter using a superior technique to remove atmospheric blur has produced the sharpest whole-planet picture ever taken from the ground.
The landmark 10th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's Hubble Heritage Project is being celebrated with a 'landscape' image from the cosmos.
By RICHARD PYLE CUTLINES The historic aircraft carrier Intrepid sits docked at a repair facility in Bayonne, N.J., earlier this month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Internet entrepreneur's latest effort to make space launch more affordable paid off Sunday when his commercial rocket, carrying a dummy payload, was lofted into orbit from the South Pacific.
The U.S. space agency has given a two-year, $650 million contract extension to the Boeing Co. for engineering support of the International Space Station.
A survey released by Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday has named the most likely scientists to receive this yearâ€™s prestigious Nobel Prize.
ESA and European industries have updated the planning of the preparatory activities for a new tentative launch date of 27 October 2008 for the GOCE satellite.
A satellite about the size of a loaf of bread will be designed and built at the University of Michigan and deployed to study space weather, thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation.
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