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Space News Archive - April 16, 2010

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Black holes are thought to reside at the center of almost every galaxy, with some growing to more than a billion times the mass of the Sun.

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Through the study of a popular Martian meteorite's age, a University of Houston professor and his team have made significant discoveries about the timeline of volcanic activity on Mars.

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The eerie glow that straddles the night time zodiac in the eastern sky is no longer a mystery.

Study refines predictions of what may constitute evidence of elusive particles.

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Lonely Pluto floats in the darkness at the edge of our solar system - so far away even the Hubble Space Telescope has trouble making out the details.

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As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations by NASA’s Lunar Science Institute team.

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Space shuttle Discovery astronauts secured the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo in the cargo bay this morning, wrapping up its delayed move from the International Space Station.

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Thousands of planes are grounded across Europe due to the spread of volcanic ash following the recent eruption under Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull glacier.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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