Space News Archive - April 20, 2012
A critical component of the James Webb Space Telescope is its new technology. Much of the technology for the Webb had to be conceived, designed and built specifically to enable it to see farther back in time.
NASA announced a new project on Wednesday that will enlist help from amateur astronomers to discover near-Earth objects (NEOs).
Space shuttle Discovery found its way to its retirement facility on Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
The European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with its flagship Earth observing satellite almost two weeks ago, but the space agency hasn't skipped a beat in trying to make contact with Envisat.
The next Galileo navigation payload has been completed and is on its way to meet the satellite platform that will host it in orbit.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.