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Space News Archive - February 10, 2010

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Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing new 3D maps of the interstellar gas in the local area around our Sun.

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The space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station at 11:06 pm CST Tuesday, delivering the Tranquility module and its new room with a view, the cupola.

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The Orion Nebula reveals many of its hidden secrets in a dramatic image taken by ESO’s new VISTA survey telescope.

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At this very moment, tens of thousands of home computers around the world are quietly working together to solve the largest and most basic mysteries of our galaxy.

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The Solar Dynamics Observatory will observe the sun faster, deeper, and in greater detail than previous observatories, breaking barriers of time-scale and clarity that have long blocked progress in solar physics.

NASA presented its highest honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, safety, customer service, technical and managerial excellence.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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