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Space News Archive - April 07, 2010

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The seven-member crew of Discovery docked to the International Space Station at 3:44 am EDT.

NASA has selected Deltha-Critique NSS Joint Venture of New Orleans to receive a contract for business operations and technical services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

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A team led by NASA and The Boeing Company has completed the first phase of flight tests on the subscale X-48B blended wing body aircraft at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.

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According to the first ever infrared analysis of the atmosphere of Neptune's moon Triton, summer is in full swing in its southern hemisphere.

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Could our universe be located within the interior of a wormhole which itself is part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe?

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More than 100 student teams from around the globe will drive their specially crafted lunar rovers through a challenging course of rugged, moon-like terrain at NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Ala, April 9-10.

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The European Space Agency is preparing to launch a satellite that should provide insight into the effect of climate change on the thickness of polar marine ice.

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For the first time, astronomers have directly observed the mysterious dark companion in a binary star system that has puzzled skywatchers since the 19th century.

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Malin Space Science Systems Inc, San Diego, has delivered the two cameras for the Mast Camera instrument that will be the science-imaging workhorse of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, to be launched next year.

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Schools, colleges and universities from Maryland and Connecticut to California, Washington and Japan will be represented aboard space shuttle Discovery as it thunders into space for the STS-131 mission.

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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