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Space News Archive - July 09, 2008

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NASA's sun-focused STEREO spacecraft unexpectedly detected particles from the edge of the solar system last year, allowing University of California, Berkeley, scientists to map for the first time the energized particles in the region where the hot solar wind slams into the cold interstellar medium.

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A detailed survey of stars in the Orion Nebula has found that fewer than 10 percent have enough surrounding dust to make Jupiter-sized planets, according to a report by astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the last 6 months, representatives from NASA and the European Space Agency, or ESA, have been engaged in a detailed assessment of potential programs and technologies that when conducted cooperatively could one day support a human outpost on the moon.

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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander used its Robotic Arm to deliver a second sample of soil for analysis by the spacecraft's wet chemistry laboratory, data received from Phoenix on Sunday night confirmed.

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Scientists have decided that evidence collected from the surface of the Moon almost 40 years ago shows that water existed there since its early existence.

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Asteroids with moons, which scientists call binary asteroids, are common in the solar system. A longstanding question has been how the majority of such moons are formed.

LIVERMORE FALLS - Selectmen will hold a public hearing on July 21 on changing Union Street to one way to allow more parking spaces, including two for handicapped accessibility.

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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