Space News Archive - April 12, 2010


Using the Cluster spacecraft, scientists from University College London (UCL) have made the first direct observations of charged particles that lead to some of the brightest aurora.


A team of researchers from University College London (UCL) has used data from the Hinode spacecraft, revealing new details of the formation of an immense magnetic structure that erupted to produce a CME on the December 7th 2007.

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unique collaboration between national space agencies, the United States and Japan began combining elements of their satellite resources on Monday to increase a critical type of Earth observation data.


NASA has announced the victors in the 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race: The team representing the International Space Education Institute of Leipzig, Germany, won the high school division; and racers from the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao took first place in the college division.


Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will speak with students in Gibsonville, NC, on Wednesday, April 14.

The 13 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 6:26 am CDT on Wednesday, April 14.


Herschel’s latest image reveals the formation of previously unseen large stars, each one up to ten times the mass of our Sun.

NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St Louis, Miss, has awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to M&D Mechanical Contractors, Inc of Decator, Ala, to provide general construction services at the center.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).