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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
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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