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Space News Archive - August 13, 2010

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Three citizen scientists have discovered a new radio pulsar hidden in data gathered by the Arecibo Observatory.

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Saturn's moon Titan ripples with mountains, and scientists have been trying to figure out how they form.

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Astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected gamma-rays from a nova for the first time, a finding that stunned observers and theorists alike.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is hosting a forum to present an overview of common themes captured from industry responses to NASA's Commercial Crew Initiative Request For Information (RFI). The forum is scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug.

Word of the Day
filiation
  • The relation of a son or daughter to a parent: the correlative of paternity.
  • The establishment of a filial relation, specifically by adoption.
  • In law, the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of a bastard; affiliation.
The word 'filiation' comes from a Latin word meaning 'legal right of a son'.
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