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Space News Archive - July 21, 2012

Coronal Mass Ejection Unlikely To Reach Earth

A coronal mass ejection associated with a solar flare emitted early Thursday morning is unlikely to reach Earth, but it could affect one of the two STEREO satellites currently orbiting the sun.

Solar Corona Captured In Highest Resolution Ever

A telescope launched on board a NASA sounding rocket earlier this month has captured the highest-resolution images of the sun's corona, the US space agency announced on Friday.

Remembering Apollo: Walking On The Moon

On July 21, 1969, one group of words were set into stone and etched into the memories of every American since. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Lack Of Erosion On Titan Puzzles Scientists

By studying photographs of Saturn's moon Titan, researchers have discovered that the satellite's river networks caused little erosion in some areas.

Four Black Hole Candidates Discovered

Researchers from a Japanese university have discovered intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) candidates at the center of the Milky Way.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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