Space News Archive - May 02, 2011


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.


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.


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.


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


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
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).