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Space News Archive - April 13, 2012

A University of Oklahoma assistant professor and colleagues have identified two white dwarf stars considered the oldest and closest known to man.

Astronomers Discover New Galaxy Cluster - Musket Ball

Using a combination of powerful observatories in space and on the ground, astronomers have observed a violent collision between two galaxy clusters in which so-called normal matter has been wrenched apart from dark matter through a violent collision between two galaxy clusters.

Image 1 - NASA Goddard Engineers Testing Webb Telescope's OSIM and BIA Instruments

Several critical items related to NASA's next-generation James Webb Space Telescope are being tested in the giant thermal vacuum test chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 13, to provide an update about the framework and schedule of the newly formed Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG).

Life Discovered On Mars, Researchers Claim

A new analysis of data collected by the NASA Viking mission has determined that there is life on Mars.

UCLA's "Time Machine" To Study Distant Galaxies

A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are building an advanced scientific instrument unlike any other ever built before, with the aim to study some of the oldest galaxies in the universe.

ESA Still Trying To Communicate With Flagship Satellite

Ground controllers from the European Space Agency (ESA) are still trying to make contact with the space agency's flagship Earth observation mission, Envisat.

Auroras Seen Dancing Around On Uranus

Scientists have seen auroras dancing around above the giant ice planet Uranus by using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.