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Space News Archive - April 29, 2010

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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.

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Scientists using a NASA funded telescope have detected water-ice and carbon-based organic compounds on the surface of an asteroid.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Astronauts on board the International Space Station will soon have a new roommate--and it's not human.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • 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.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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