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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.

Live Chat - Near-Earth Flyby of Large Asteroid To Occur November 8

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.

Image 1 - HIPPO Takes To The Skies To Get A Taste Of Earth's Atmosphere

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.

Apollo Astronaut Returns Camera To NASA

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 Launches Unmanned Spacecraft Successfully

China launched an unmanned spacecraft on Tuesday morning, taking its space agency one step closer to having its own permanent manned space station.

Image 1 - Hinode's First Light And Five More Years

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."

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.