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Space News Archive - January 31, 2012

Abell Galaxy Cluster Harbors Sloshing Clouds Of Gas

A Naval Research Laboratory scientist is part of a team that has recently discovered that vast clouds of hot gas are "sloshing" in Abell 2052, a galaxy cluster located about 480 million light years from Earth.

Orion Test Flight Planned For 2014

NASA said it is aiming for an unmanned test flight of its Orion spacecraft beyond lower Earth orbit in early 2014.

Roscosmos Postponing Launch Of New Crew To ISS

Roscosmos said on Tuesday that the launch of a new crew for the International Space Station has been postponed by about 45 days.

Image 1 - New 'Alien' Particles Have Entered Our Solar System

Researchers, uding NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, have measured neutral "alien" particles that have entered our solar system from interstellar space.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.