Space News Archive - July 26, 2012

Puzzling Science: Answering Questions About Comets And Asteroids

How did icy comets obtain particles that formed at high temperatures? And, how did these refractory particles acquire rims with different compositions?

Kepler-30 Distant Solar System Similar To Our Own

Astronomers have used NASA's Kepler to help spot another planetary system that has its planet neatly aligned, similar to our own Solar System.

The rocket that will launch humans farther into space than ever before passed a major NASA review Wednesday.

South Korean Man To Launch Homemade Satellite

A South Korean inventor is going where no man has gone before… rather he will be the first individual to send a do-it-yourself satellite into orbit, after securing a contract with a French technology company to get his device launched into space.

Canadian Instruments To Be Added To James Webb Telescope

Canada is helping to supply NASA with instruments that will be integrated into the James Webb Space Telescope.

Tagish Lake Meteorites Help Solve Amino Acid Mysteries

New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations.


China is building more momentum as a space agency by striking a deal with Argentina to build an antenna for deep space observations.

New research using data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope has revealed that the hottest and brightest stars, which are known as O stars, are often found in close pairs. Many of such binaries transfer mass from one star to another, a kind of stellar vampirism depicted in this artist’s impression. Credi

The brightest stars in the universe apparently do not like to live alone, according to a new study using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'