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2011-02-28 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of social games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced the availability of Deer Hunter 3D to Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7. Based on Atari's Deer Hunter franchise, Glu's Deer Hunter games represent the best-selling hunting franchise on mobile and have received world-wide recognition from sites including IGN, Gizmodo and Pocket Gamer. "Deer Hunter 3D on Windows Phone 7 is the...

2011-02-01 12:12:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's NEOWISE mission has completed its survey of small bodies, asteroids and comets in our solar system. The mission's discoveries of previously unknown objects include 20 comets, more than 33,000 asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, and 134 near-Earth objects (NEOs). The NEOs are asteroids and comets with orbits that come within 28 million miles of Earth's path around the sun. (Logo:...

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2011-01-29 12:19:48

So you think global warming is a big problem? What could happen if a 25-million-ton chunk of rock slammed into Earth? When something similar happened 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs and other forms of life were wiped out."A collision with an object of this size traveling at an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 mile per hour would be catastrophic," according to NASA researcher and New York City College of Technology (City Tech) Associate Professor of Physics Gregory L. Matloff. His...

2011-01-06 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2, a follow up to the popular Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 1. Delivering 50 more of Atari's addictive games exclusively on the Nintendo DS(TM) family of hand-held systems, Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2, brings together more of Atari's popular arcade and Atari 2600 titles including Star...

2010-11-17 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 30 years ago Yars' Revenge took the gaming world by storm as one of the first arcade shooters and became the best-selling original title for the Atari 2600. Now three decades later, gamers will once again get the chance to avenge the annihilated race of the Yar. Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment will unleash Yars' Revenge onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today that The UnderGarden, a puzzle exploration game has shipped. Developed by the creators of Aces of the Galaxy, Vitamin-G, The UnderGarden is a peaceful alternative to hardcore titles, now available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC...

2010-10-14 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The franchise that helped create the space combat genre is preparing all flight systems as Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, brings the iconic Star Raiders® to next generation platforms. The return of Star Raiders will combine tense aerial assaults and dogfights with a compelling new storyline, striking visual style and exhilarating single and multi-player gameplay. Atari...

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2010-10-11 06:50:00

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help scientists refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with Vesta in July 2011. Scientists have constructed a video from the images that will help improve pointing instructions for Dawn as it is placed in a polar orbit around Vesta. Analyses of Hubble images revealed a pole orientation, or tilt, of approximately four degrees more to the asteroid's east than scientists previously thought. This...

2010-10-08 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help scientists refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with Vesta in July 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists have constructed a video from the images that will help improve pointing instructions for Dawn as it is placed in a polar orbit around...

2010-09-23 16:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, an interactive entertainment company, announced today the continued evolution of its games business with the official rollout of Atari Games Online (Atari GO). The Atari GO initiative will support the development of new online casual and social games and help game developers navigate the increasing complexities of publishing online games. The announcement was made today by Jeff Lapin, CEO, Atari. Thom Kozik, who recently joined Atari in...


Latest Asteroids Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Asteroid -- An asteroid, also called a minor planet or planetoid, is a member of a group of small, planet-like bodies that are part of our solar system. They are believed to be remnants of the interstellar clouds, nebula, that were not incorporated into planets during the formation of the solar system. The largest asteroid in the inner solar system is Ceres with a diameter of 1003 km. It also was the first to be discovered, by Giuseppe Piazzi on January 1, 1801. Nowadays, over 9000...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Asteroid Belt -- The Asteroid belt is a region of the solar system falling roughly between the planets Mars and Jupiter where the greatest concentration of asteroid orbits can be found. It is believed that, during the first million years of the solar system history, planets formed by accretion of planetesimals. Ripetute collisions led to the familiar rocky planets and to the gas giant's cores. However, in this zone of the system the strong gravity of Jupiter inhibited the final stages...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Near-Earth Asteroid -- Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) are asteroids whose orbit intersects Earth's orbit and which may therefore pose a collision danger, as well as being most easily accessible for spacecraft from Earth. In fact, some near-Earth asteroids can be reached with much less ΔV than the Moon. The most famous near-Earth asteroid is 433 Eros that was visited by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous probe. A few hundred such near-Earth asteroids are known, ranging in size up...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.