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Space News Archive - April 08, 2010

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India is planning to launch a new, advanced communications satellite into orbit using a vehicle powered by a cryogenic engine developed by homegrown scientists.

NASA has set a launch date and a media preview day for its next flight test, called Pad Abort 1.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will brief reporters on Thursday, April 8, about the next steps in implementing the agency's new exploration initiatives outlined in the new fiscal year 2011 budget.

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Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies.

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With 100 tons of space rock and rubble bombarding the planet each and every day, you'd think you could stick your head out the window any night of the week and easily catch a glimpse of a space rock's final moments.

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The CryoSat-2 satellite, which will monitor the impact of global climate change on marine ice in the North and South poles, was successfully launched at 8:57 CDT Thursday morning.

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Hubble has snapped a spectacular view of the largest "player" in the Leo Triplet, a galaxy with an unusual anatomy: it displays asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core.

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NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean.

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A newly discovered asteroid, 2010 GA6, will safely fly by Earth this Thursday at 4:06 pm Pacific.

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For the first time, scientists have detected clear signs of recent lava flows on the surface of Venus.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.