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Space News Archive - July 09, 2010

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A team of astronomers from Germany, Bulgaria and Poland have used a completely new technique to find an exotic extrasolar planet.

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The zombie satellite that controllers lost contact with in April is still drifting around in space, with engineers keeping a close eye as the Galaxy 15 satellite approaches two other spacecraft.

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At the end of June, ESA’s six astronaut candidates were thrown out of a helicopter, left to drift at sea and abandoned under the hot Mediterranean sun – but luckily they were well-trained and under supervision.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Ramon "Ray" Lugo III as director of the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective July 18.

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The French Polynesias will experience the islands' first solar eclipse in 350 years on Sunday.

Word of the Day
blee
  • Color; hue; complexion.
This word is Middle English in origin.
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