Space News Archive - April 28, 2009
Now that additional checks on the Ariane 5 ECA launcher have been completed, Arianespace and ESA have set the launch date of Herschel and Planck for Thursday May 14.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2009 US Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, May 2, at 3 pm EDT.
During the last two decades, astronomers have found hundreds of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system.
ESO's Very Large Telescope has shown that a faint gamma-ray burst detected last Thursday is the signature of the explosion of the earliest, most distant known object in the Universe (a redshift of 8.2).
Earth-bound tornadoes are puny compared to "space tornadoes," which span a volume as large as Earth and produce electrical currents exceeding 100,000 amperes, according to new observations by a suite of five NASA space probes.
A University of Michigan astronomer says he will use the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Telescope to search for the precursors of life.
NASA is preparing to fly a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that could help scientists better understand how effectively drugs work in space.
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission marks its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope, the only such far-ultraviolet detector in space.