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Space News Archive - December 19, 2008

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High in the Atacama region in northern Chile, one of the world's most advanced telescopes has just passed a major milestone.

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Engineers are getting ready to pack NASA's Kepler spacecraft into a container and ship it off to its launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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Earth's location in the Universe is utterly unremarkable, despite recent theories that propose toppling a foundation of modern cosmology.

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Engineers at the University of Idaho have developed unique new technology that will be used in upcoming NASA missions that will study the Earth and Sun-Earth connection.

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In a move that would have any astrophysicist scratching his head, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) commissioned a report to assess whether gravitational waves could threaten national security.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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