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In Mid-March Comet PANSTARRS Rises To The Occasion
2013-03-08 10:35:02

In Mid-March comet PANSTARRS will be making its appearance in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere just after twilight

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2011-06-02 06:30:00

Ancient astronomers looked up at the dark skies in wonder, as the stars marched by overhead like precision dancers.

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2010-11-10 06:40:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has eyed its first cool brown dwarf: a tiny, ultra-cold star floating all alone in space.

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2010-02-12 07:30:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has discovered its first comet, one of many the mission is expected to find among millions of other objects during its ongoing survey of the whole sky in infrared light.

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2009-12-14 08:15:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission launched successfully at 9:09am EST today.

2009-11-11 07:42:44

NASA will hold a media briefing on Tuesday, Nov 17, at noon EST, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, mission.

2009-06-11 14:08:21

The U.S. space agency says its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer called WISE is undergoing final preparations for a planned Nov.

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2009-06-10 15:30:30

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has been assembled and is undergoing final preparations for a planned Nov 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.