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Space News Archive - April 14, 2012

Image 1 - NASA Scientists Hunting Blazars Using WISE Telescope

The hunt is on for a class of supermassive black holes, as scientists at NASA are using a infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope in order to hunt-down the compact quasars typically associated with the phenomenon.

Study Finds Way To Observe Ion Responsible For Early Star Formation

Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) claim that they have found a way to observe the triatomic hydrogen ion believed to be the key element responsible for the formation of the first stars following the Big Bang.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.