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2010-03-09 15:16:55

Iconic dome at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station successfully deconstructed; sections may be reassembled at new Navy museum.

2009-08-31 10:50:12

The search for the best observatory site in the world has lead to the discovery of what is thought to be the coldest, driest, calmest place on Earth.

2008-02-13 09:03:44

A new robotic observatory at the highest point

2008-02-13 03:50:00

A new robotic observatory at the highest point

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2008-02-01 16:25:00

A team of scientists representing six international institutions, including Texas A&M University, has succeeded in reaching the summit of Antarctica – also a monumental achievement for ground-based astronomy -- to establish a new astronomical observatory at Dome Argus on the highest point of the Antarctic Plateau.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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