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Space News Archive - January 04, 2012

Virgin Galactic Making Moves For Future Industry

Virgin Galactic is becoming more active in the commercial space industry by moving staffers to its New Mexico spaceport location.

New App Puts Ice Data At Your Fingertips

Discover ESA’s ice mission, track it in real time and obtain the latest measurements with the new CryoSat application. CryoSat is measuring the thickness of polar sea ice and monitoring changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.

VLT Image Reveals Omega Nebula's Smoky Pink Core

A new image of the Omega Nebula, captured by ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), is one of the sharpest of this object ever taken from the ground.

Image 1 - Researchers Say Quasicrystals Come From Space

According to a new study, crystals found in Russia's Koryak mountains two years ago may have come from space.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.