Space News Archive - July 10, 2008

By Foltz, Craig That was the summer we rolled out the painkillers. Some were pink and yellow and orange and blue. Others were yellowish-blue, or light greenish-lightly ringed with crimson. The SAT test was sitting right there on the horizon, so we studied. From dawn to noon and from noon to dusk.

By Soloski, Alexis The downtown theater readies its pricey makeover On a recent weekday afternoon, 40-odd people bustled in and around the Here Arts Center. Interns scraped away at the building's facade while senders sanded, tilers tiled, and painters painted.


NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's science and engineering teams are testing methods to get an icy sample into the Robotic Arm scoop for delivery to the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA).


Imagine having three clocks in your house, each chiming at a different time. Astronomers have found the equivalent of three out-of-sync "clocks" in the ancient open star cluster NGC 6791.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: China's Shenzhou VII Shuttle Shipped To Jiuquan for Octoberlaunch Mission"] BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) - China's third manned spaceship, Shenzhou VII, set to launch in October, reached the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gansu Province on Thursday, a source with the launch centre said.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), a privately held launch services provider, announced that Diane Murphy has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Ms.


Space debris threatens the lives of astronauts and the launch of new satellites today, says Dr. Noam Eliaz, Head of the Biomaterials and Corrosion Laboratory at the School of Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv University.

Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2008 financial results prior to the opening of the market on Thursday, July 17, 2008.


Scientists running the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, known as HiRISE, on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have processed more details in an amazing image their camera captured as the Phoenix spacecraft descended through Mars' atmosphere during its landing on May 25, 2008.

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Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.