Space News Archive - April 06, 2010
As our telescopes grow more powerful, astronomers are uncovering objects that defy conventional wisdom.
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.
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.
- 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.