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Space News Archive - May 03, 2011

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The biggest 3-D map of the distant universe ever made, using light from 14,000 quasars – supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies billions of light years away – has been constructed by scientists with the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III).

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first US manned spaceflight during two events this week around the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Endeavour’s final mission into space has been delayed yet again.

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Since 2006 ESA has been making satellite images of Earth available to anyone wanting to explore the planet in near-real time.

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HMB Endeavour, a replica of the bark Endeavour on which James Cook completed his first voyage of exploration, recently began a trip around Australia.

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Tornado tracks from last week's powerful tornado outbreak are visible in data from NASA's Aqua satellite and the Landsat satellite.

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Named for the Greek god of dreams, Project Morpheus is a project for people who dream big.

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has reached its official approach phase to the asteroid Vesta and will begin using cameras for the first time to aid navigation for an expected July 16 orbital encounter.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.