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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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