Space News Archive - January 25, 2012
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.
Just days after Russian scientist Leonid Ksanfomaliti claimed to have found life on Venus, NASA has debunked the new myth.
A solar flare from Sunday collided with Earth on Tuesday, becoming the largest solar radiation storm since October 2003.
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.
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.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.