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Sounding Rockets Will Help NASA Study Earth's Ionosphere
2013-06-21 13:42:41

Way up in the Earth’s atmosphere is a layer of charged particles called the ionosphere, which plays a crucial role in the transmission of radio and other signals.

CIBER To Help NASA Visualize Beginnings Of The Universe
2013-05-21 17:43:54

NASA will launch an experiment that could answer the question as to when the first stars and galaxies formed in the Universe, and how brightly these stars may have burned their fuel.

2012-07-17 13:31:37

NASA Space Technology Program researchers will launch and deploy a large inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket travelling at hypersonic speeds this weekend during a technology demonstration test from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

Lifetime Relationship Good For Goose And Gander Shown By Black Brant Geese
2012-06-20 10:51:22

University of Nevada, Reno scientists lead decades-long Alaska studies

Image 1 - Research Rocket Fired Into The Northern Lights
2012-02-22 05:17:13

On Saturday, a team of U.S. researchers launched a two-stage rocket containing some 500 pounds worth of instruments through an aurora, with the hopes that they will be able to learn more about how the northern lights are created and about the complex relationship between the Earth and the Sun.

2011-07-10 10:49:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia successfully launched two NASA sounding rockets carrying experiments to study the ionosphere on Sunday, July 10, 2011. The Black Brant V rocket launched at 10 a.m.

2011-01-28 12:38:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan.

2010-11-22 10:03:00

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will launch an experiment led by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, from Norway between November 28 and December 12.


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2006-03-08 11:16:07

The Brent Goose (Branta bernicla) is a goose of the genus Branta, known in North America as Brant. The spelling "Brant" is the original one, with "Brent" being a later folk-etymological idea that it was derived from a classical Greek waterbird name brenthos. It is in fact onomatopoeic, derived from the guttural call note of the species. This small goose measures about 60 cm long and sports a short, stubby bill. The short tail (the shortest of any goose) is pure white underneath and black...

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