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Space News Archive - May 02, 2011

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Whether it's a giant solar flare or a beautiful green-blue aurora, just about everything interesting in space weather happens due to a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection.

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An ESA rover, a spacesuit mockup and a medical monitoring system took center stage between 18-22 April at Rio Tinto in Andalucia, southern Spain.

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What has making glass in common with space exploration? The special technology to measure oxygen atoms outside space vehicles is now being used in the glass industry to produce super-efficient energy-saving windows.

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The very idea of spiders in space brings to mind campy, black and white horror films involving eight-legged monsters.

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Since the dawn of the space age, humanity has sent 16 robotic emissaries to fly by some of the solar system's most intriguing and nomadic occupants -- comets and asteroids.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.