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Space News Archive - May 19, 2011

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After successfully docking with the International Space Station, the Endeavour and station crews wasted no time getting down to business installing a $2 billion cosmic ray detector with the goal of scanning the invisible universe for years to come.

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According to NASA, dark energy is driving our universe apart at an accelerated rate.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed a giant early-spring storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere that is so powerful it stretches around the entire planet.

During media interviews today, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission aboard the International Space Station, made the following statement about the future of space exploration.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'