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Space News Archive - April 27, 2012

Shuttle Enterprise To Make A Visit To New York City Today

NASA managers, in consultation with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, have selected Friday, April 27, to ferry space shuttle Enterprise from Washington Dulles International Airport to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York.

Dr. Seuss, Alvin Ailey Among Names Selected For 23 Mercury Craters

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to assign 23 new names to impact craters on Mercury.

WISE Catches Cosmic Dust Bunny

Images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) reveal an old star in the throes of a fiery outburst, spraying the cosmos with dust.

ESA Contracts Astrium UK To Build Solar Orbiter

ESA has awarded the contract to build its next-generation Sun explorer to Astrium UK. Solar Orbiter will investigate how the Sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the extended atmosphere of the Sun.

Image 1 - Lava Flows On Mars Resembles Patterns On Earth

New photos taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show unique lava flows on Mars that resemble patterns seen on Earth.

Image 1 - Mars Express Helps Map History Of Martian Volcanic History

Mars Express has helped to unveil volcanic history of the Red Planet, providing more insight as to what lies underneath our celestial neighbor.

ISS Expedition 30 Touches Down Safely In Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying the three members of Expedition 30 landed safely in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. EDT after successfully undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) and returning home from their nearly 6 month stay on the high-flying lab.

Image 1 - Saturn Moon Has Planet-Like Properties, NASA Finds

Phoebe, one of Saturn’s 60+ moons, has been found to have planet-like properties, NASA scientists discovered while analyzing swarms of data collected and transmitted by the Cassini orbiter.

NASA has released the following statement by Administrator Charles Bolden about President Obama's announcement that astronaut John Glenn has been selected as a recipient of the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom

Hubble Images Searchlight Beams From A Preplanetary Nebula

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been at the cutting edge of research into what happens to stars like our sun at the ends of their lives.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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