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Space News Archive - July 11, 2012

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On July 8th, 1947, the Roswell Daily Record ran a headline claiming a “flying saucer” had been captured at a local ranch, thus giving birth to one of the world’s greatest “conspiracies.”

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The U.K. government is embracing the future by working on regulations in order to allow the operation of spaceplanes.

Cold Stare From Emilia's Eye Given To NASA

NASA's Aqua satellite got a cold stare from Emilia. Infrared satellite data revealed that cloud top temperatures around Hurricane Emilia's eye were bitter cold.

2 Tropical Cyclones Chase Tropical Storm Daniel

A panoramic satellite image shows an active eastern Pacific Ocean with three tropical systems that appear to be chasing each other.

Eyes In The Sky

UI researchers develop technique to help pollution forecasters see past clouds

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An asteroid has been named after U.S. gay rights pioneer and astronomer Frank Kameny, who died last year.

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As Curiosity continues to trot its way through space towards Mars, a NASA official acknowledged that the mission could still face trouble.

Dark galaxies spotted for the first time

Dark galaxies may have been spotted for the very first time using the European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Dark Galaxies Of The Early Universe Seen For The First Time

Dark galaxies are small, gas-rich galaxies in the early Universe that are very inefficient at forming stars.

Fifth Moon Orbiting Pluto Discovered By Hubble

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is reporting the discovery of another moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.