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Space News Archive - July 10, 2012

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ESA’s new Clean Space initiative is developing methods of preserving near-Earth space – and the terrestrial environment, too.

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The British government announced it will be throwing in a $186 million investment in the U.K. aerospace industry. The latest investment is a split between the taxpayer and the private sector, including an investment to help fund the development of low-carbon engines.

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Scientists will be using IceCube, the world's largest telescope buried under the South Pole, to hunt for neutrinos.

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The Virgin Galactic spaceship is expected to be making a debut at Farnborough International Airshow, which is considered to be the world's leading aviation marketplaces.

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A new image taken by the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory, shows off two nebulous blue orbs in the Vela C region.

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For the first time, scientists have detected part of the invisible dark matter skeleton of the universe, where over half of all matter is believed to reside.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is flying high amongst the rings of Saturn for the first time in nearly two years.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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