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Space News Archive - September 25, 2009

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Astronomers using the twin 10-meter telescopes at the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii have explored one of the most compact dust disks ever resolved around another star.

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A team of researchers from the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) and the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, in France) has developed a "scintillating bolometer", a device that the scientists will use in efforts to detect the dark matter of the Universe, and which has been tested at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory in Huesca, Spain.

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The head of Russia’s space agency said Friday that he had hopes that NASA would extend the lifespan of its shuttle fleet, and had indications that it was possible.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a.i. solutions Inc. of Lanham, Md., for a Flight Dynamic Support Services contract. The total value of this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost-plus award fee contract is $95 million.

The Innovative Partnerships Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington is offering an opportunity for the public to help shape the prize challenges the agency offers to America's future citizen-inventors.