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Space News Archive - April 03, 2012

Image 1 - Venus Invades the Pleiades

This week the second planet from the sun will pass directly in front of the Pleiades star cluster. It's a rare sunset conjunction that's easy to find with the unaided eye, but best seen through binoculars or a small telescope.

In a world first, the sounds of Mars and Venus are revealed as part of a planetarium show in Hampshire this Easter.

NASA Announces 2012 Carl Sagan Fellows

NASA has selected six planet hunters as the recipients of the 2012 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships, named after the late astronomer.

NASA, SpaceX Announce NASA Social For Falcon 9 Launch Attempt

NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will invite 50 of their social media followers to a two-day NASA Social April 29-30 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

What Fuels Black Hole Growth?

Black holes are very efficient eating machines… They can double their mass in less than a billion years. That may seem long by human standards, but over the history of the Galaxy it's pretty fast.

New Data Supports Einstein's Explanation For Dark Matter

New information obtained by scientists using a 10-meter telescope located in Antarctica has strengthened the most widely accepted explanation for the mysterious force that is behind the increasingly rapid expansion of the universe.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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