Space News Archive - January 29, 2012


Experts claim that approximately 50 million objects pass by our planet each day.

solar eclipse

On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.


An international team of atmospheric scientists and oceanographers set out to investigate the mystery.

Vega VV01

Final preparations are in full swing for the rocket’s inaugural flight from Europe’s Spaceport.

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.