Space News Archive - November 01, 2011
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 3, to discuss new discoveries about pulsars by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
Ask scientists about a large asteroid that will pass between the Earth and moon in a close encounter between our planet and a near-Earth object.
The HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observation (HIPPO) project generated an extraordinarily detailed mapping of the global distribution of greenhouse gases, black carbon and related chemical species in the atmosphere.
NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson will return to his hometown on Nov. 7 to serve as the Philadelphia Eagles' Honorary Captain during the NFL's "Monday Night Football" game.
According to papers filed on Thursday of last week, federal prosecutors and former astronaut Edgar Mitchell have settled on an agreement over a camera brought back during the Apollo 14 moon mission.
China launched an unmanned spacecraft on Tuesday morning, taking its space agency one step closer to having its own permanent manned space station.
On October 28, 2006, the Hinode solar mission was at last ready. The spacecraft launched on September 22, but such missions require a handful of diagnostics before the instruments can be turned on and collect what is called "first light."
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.