Space News Archive - December 02, 2008


Omega Centauri is one of the finest jewels of the southern hemisphere night sky, as ESO's latest stunning image beautifully illustrates.


The US space agency says it has, most likely -- after a month of fruitless attempts -- reached the end of communications with its Phoenix Mars Lander.


After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Nov 30, space shuttle Endeavour is about to make its cross-country journey back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Denver was selected to build the satellites for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, or GOES-R, Program.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.