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