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Space News Archive - July 18, 2012

Quasar Revealed In Unprecedented Detail

Astronomers have made a crucial step towards a scientific goal by observing the heart of a distant quasar with angular resolution.

NASA Television coverage of the launch and arrival of an unpiloted cargo spacecraft to supply the International Space Station will begin at 8:15 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 20.

NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques for the surface of the moon.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will attend the Thursday opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Standard Model Does Little To Explain Why Earth Is So Dry

Despite seventy percent of the Earth’s surface being covered by water, in reality the whole of the planet is only made up of 1 percent water, making it relatively dry compared to the gas giants.

Ancient Spiral Galaxy Observed By Astronomers

A new discovery may help astronomers peer back in time to when spiral galaxies first began to take their shape.

NASA's Office of Education has selected more than 200 organizations across the country to receive Summer of Innovation (SoI) mini-grants. Each award has a maximum value of $2,500.

Pioneer Anomaly: What Is It?

NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft have apparently slowed down due to heat pushing back on the spacecraft, according to new findings.

Exoplanet Candidate Smaller Than Earth Discovered

Astronomers have detected a new exoplanet 33 light-years away that is two-thirds the size of Earth, making it the nearest known world to our solar system that is smaller than our home planet.