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Space News Archive - January 25, 2012

Physicists Mimic Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids Inside Single Atom

Rice University physicists have gone to extremes to prove that Isaac Newton's classical laws of motion can apply in the atomic world: They've built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom of potassium.

Two hundred high school students packed an auditorium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday, Jan. 23, for a competition to program miniature satellites aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Says Life On Venus Claim Is False

Just days after Russian scientist Leonid Ksanfomaliti claimed to have found life on Venus, NASA has debunked the new myth.

Solar Flare Collides With Earth Causing Disruptions

A solar flare from Sunday collided with Earth on Tuesday, becoming the largest solar radiation storm since October 2003.

Russia Boosts Space Program Through 2016

Russian media sources have reported that the Kremlin has agreed to fully finance numerous space research programs for one of the country’s top aerospace engineering companies through 2016.

Image 1 - Astronomers Find Link To Early Universe And Today's Massive Galaxies

Astronomers have found the strongest link ever between the most powerful bursts of star formation in the Universe, and the most massive galaxies found today.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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