Space News Archive - July 03, 2008
Earth observation satellites have provided vital information to relief workers in Myanmar throughout a particularly long crisis response window following the devastating Cyclone Nargis that hit the country on 2 and 3 May 2008.
Spacecraft controllers have just awoken Rosetta from hibernation to prepare for its encounter with asteroid (2867) Steins on September 5.
The Ulysses spacecraft, whose mission was expected to end on July 1, 2008, is hanging on valiantly as spacecraft controllers wait for a sign of the fuel freeze that would end the mission. This could happen any time now.
By Jeffrey P. Mayor, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 3--Ridership on the new Ashford-to-Longmire shuttle run is off to a slow start. Just 78 people have take advantage of the new route in the first two weekends of operation.
Scientists have argued about the origins of Mercury's smooth plains and the source of its magnetic field for more than 30 years.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.