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Space News Archive - January 19, 2012

The NASA Open Government Initiative has launched a new website to expand the agency’s open source software development.

European Finalists Selected In Space Lab Student Competition

Sixty space experiment proposals have been selected as finalists in the YouTube Space Lab student science competition, co-sponsored by ESA. Judges must now select the two top entries to be flown on the International Space Station.

NASA Hosts DC Tweetup With Space Station Astronaut Ron Garan

NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with astronaut Ron Garan at 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington.

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the U.S. and abroad for the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday, Jan. 23.

Vega Rocket Ready For First Flight

Final checkout of Europe’s new Vega launcher was completed last Friday, marking another milestone towards its maiden flight from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Image 1 - ESO's Vista Images Helix Nebula In Spectacular New Colors

ESO’s VISTA telescope, at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, has captured a striking new image of the Helix Nebula.

Image 1 - Permanent Home For Atlantis Under Construction

Construction on Space Shuttle Atlantis' permanent home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is now underway.

SDO Helps Measure Magnetic Fields On The Sun's Surface

A subset of data that helps map out the sun's magnetic fields was recently released from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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