Space News Archive - July 19, 2012
Scientists from the XENON collaboration announced a new result from their search for dark matter.
NASA’s Cassini satellite, which has been visiting Saturn now for eight years, caught a rare daytime lightning strike in a massive storm that has been plaguing the northern hemisphere of the distant ringed-planet for most of 2011.
NASA completed another successful test Wednesday of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the spacecraft’s orbital flight test in 2014.
With approval from the National Science Board, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Director will advance the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to the final design stage.
A study of "lunar swirls" on the moon may eventually lead to new developments in engineering to help protect astronauts in space.
The retired space shuttle Enterprise is officially on display at its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new Space Shuttle Pavilion in New York.
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