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Space News Archive - November 03, 2011

To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live, long-distance call for students with International Space Station resident and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.

Sweet Spots For The Formation Of Complex Organic Molecules In The Galaxy

Scientists within the New York Center for Astrobiology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have compiled years of research to help locate areas in outer space that have extreme potential for complex organic molecule formation.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University Astronomy Professor Steven W. Squyres, as chairman of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC), an assembly of experts from various fields that offer guidance and policy advice to the administrator of America's space agency.

Successful Docking For China's Unmanned Mission

China’s unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft docked successfully early on Thursday with the Tiangong-1 space lab module, taking the country to new heights in the hopes of giving its astronauts a long-term presence in space.

How Does Space Flight Impact Astronauts' Eyes And Vision?

A new study sponsored by NASA finds that space flights lasting six months or more can cause a spectrum of changes in astronauts' visual systems.

Image 1 - Scientists Discover Powerful Millisecond Pulsar

NASA said on Thursday that its scientists have discovered a surprisingly powerful millisecond pulsar that challenges existing theories.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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