Space News Archive - July 10, 2012


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.