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Space News Archive - February 06, 2011

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With input from scientists around the world, American and European scientists working on the potential next new mission to the Jupiter system have articulated their joint vision for the Europa Jupiter System Mission.

Members of the news media are invited to visit NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center on Monday, Feb 7, to view a flight acceptance test of Aerojet's AJ26 rocket engine for the Orbital Sciences Corp's Taurus II space launch vehicle.

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Astrophysicists use computer simulations to gain new insights on star formation.

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On Feb 6th, NASA's twin STEREO probes moved into position on opposite sides of the sun, and they are now beaming back uninterrupted images of the entire star—front and back.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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