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Space News Archive - April 13, 2010

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Mission engineers and scientists with NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space telescope that has been beaming back pictures of galaxies for three times its design lifespan, are no longer planning science observations around one of its two ultraviolet detectors.

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British scientists have identified a new candidate for the biggest comet measured to date.

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An international team of astronomers have discovered compelling evidence that rocky planets are commonplace in our Galaxy.

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An international group of solar and space scientists have built the most complete picture yet of the full impact of a large solar eruption, using instruments on the ground and in space to trace its journey from the Sun to the Earth.

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The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a new pan-European radio astronomy facility, has started mapping the Universe at very low energy wavelengths, a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is relatively unexplored.

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ESA's CryoSat-2 has delivered its first data just hours after ground controllers switched on the satellite's sophisticated radar instrument for the first time.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed its double flyby this week, swinging by Saturn's moons Titan and Dione with no maneuver in between.

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Space shuttle Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson completed the replacement of a depleted ammonia coolant tank on the International Space Station, finishing the complex three-spacewalk process.

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Astronomers have discovered nine new transiting exoplanets, some of which were found to orbit in the opposite direction as their host stars.

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Two studies released on Monday provide increasing evidence that water exists not just on the moon, but on Mars as well.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'