Space News Archive - April 29, 2010
Despite receiving an extra $6 billion in federal funding, NASA could be forced to break down Mars missions into smaller parts in order to save funding.
Scientists using a NASA funded telescope have detected water-ice and carbon-based organic compounds on the surface of an asteroid.
A NASA science balloon crashed during a launch attempt in Australia today, possibly destroying its multimillion dollar payload, wrecking into a car, and nearly injuring spectators.
New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton strengthens the case that two mid-sized black holes exist close to the center of a nearby starburst galaxy.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the May 6 launch of the Pad Abort 1 flight test.
With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere.
An international team of astrophysicists has just unveiled the most complete atlas of nuclear rings, enormous star-forming ring-shaped regions that circle certain galactic nuclei.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station will soon have a new roommate--and it's not human.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.