Space News Archive - April 26, 2012
Findings from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure.
American astronaut Joseph Acaba says he has chosen Smokey the Bear, the mascot of the United States Forest Service, as the mascot for the new crew heading to the International Space Station.
The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals to continue promising studies for which it has supported the first phase.
The U.S. Department of Energy has given the go ahead for a proposed 3.4 billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to move on to the next step of development.
NASA's Space Technology Program is seeking proposals to develop solar array systems to enable space electric propulsion systems of the future.
- 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.