Space News Archive - March 10, 2008
South Korea said Monday a female engineer would become the country's first person in space by going aboard a Russian spacecraft, after Moscow rejected Seoul's first choice because he violated reading rules during training.
Radio waves accelerate electrons within Jupiterâ€™s magnetic field in the same way as they do on Earth, according to new research published in Nature Physics this week.
The amount of information being generated about our planet is increasing at an exponential rate, but it must be easily accessible in order to apply it to the global needs relating to the state of the Earth.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make an unprecedented "in your face" flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wed., March 12. The spacecraft will skirt along the edges of huge Old-Faithful-like geysers erupting from giant fractures on the south pole of Enceladus.
When space shuttle Endeavor blasts off on March 11, some tiny â€˜astronautsâ€™ will piggyback onboard an experimental payload from Arizona State Universityâ€™s Biodesign Institute.
Astronomers at the University of Rochester, home to one of the world's largest groups of planetary nebulae specialists, have announced that low-mass stars and possibly even super-Jupiter-sized planets may be responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking objects in the sky.
The universe as we currently know it is made up of three dimensions of space and one of time, but researchers in the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech are exploring the possibility of an extra dimension.