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Space News Archive - May 30, 2012

Strawberry Moon Eclipse A Week Away

A strawberry moon may sound like a delicious dessert to some, but for astronomers it’s a dish that will fulfill their lunar eclipse appetite next Monday.

Gamma Rays From Milky Way’s Past Show Historically Active Black Hole

Gamma-ray beams seen in the Milky Way's central black hole suggest that the galaxy's center was much more active in the past, according to new research.

SpaceX Announces First Commercial Contract For Launch In 2013

SpaceX on Tuesday announced its first commercial contract for its Falcon Heavy rocket, due for its inaugural launch sometime next year.

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon capsule from the International Space Station before its reentry and splashdown on May 31.

NASA has selected 25 students to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year.

GRAIL Mission Complete, Powers Down Kicking Off New Mission In August

NASA reports that its GRAIL mission has already completed its prime mission, ensuring the twin probes are able to extend their scientific endeavors.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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