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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.