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Space News Archive - April 06, 2010

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As our telescopes grow more powerful, astronomers are uncovering objects that defy conventional wisdom.

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A timeline of the most critical events around the launch of ESA's CryoSat-2 satellite, scheduled for 15:57 CEST on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

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Assembly has begun on NASA's Juno spacecraft, which will help scientists understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter.

NASA has signed a $335 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation, rescue and related services in 2013 and 2014.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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