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Space News Archive - May 17, 2011

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NASA has released a unique satellite image tracing the damage of a monster EF-4 tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on April 27th.

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This year, the annual Open House at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, welcomed over 38,000 visitors the weekend of May 14 and 15.

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Is your company on the hunt for out-of-this-world business concepts? ESA is placing information on its intellectual property rights online, aiming to promote the commercialization of these patents in terrestrial contexts.

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A senior official at NOAA said on Tuesday that solar storms pose a growing threat to critical infrastructures.

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Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory.

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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