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New Explorer Mission Chooses The 'Goldilocks Orbit'
2013-08-01 08:05:06

Principal Investigator George Ricker likes to call it the "Goldilocks orbit" -- it’s not too close to Earth and her Moon, and it's not too far. In fact, it's just right.

GALEX Space Telescope Decommissioned On Friday
2013-06-29 08:11:35

After more than a decade of service, NASA officially decommissioned its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) orbiting space telescope Friday afternoon.

ESA Chooses Instruments For JUICE Mission
2013-02-21 10:11:35

The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission, JUICE, will carry a total of 11 scientific experiments to study the gas giant planet and its large ocean-bearing moons, ESA announced today.

NuSTAR's Mirrors Baked In Zhang's Glass Kitchen
2012-02-24 04:28:37

For more than a decade, the astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., experimented with a new technique for efficiently manufacturing super-thin, low-cost curved telescope mirror segments to collect and focus ever-elusive, high-energy X-ray photons.

2011-09-30 04:37:50

NASA has selected 11 science proposals for evaluation as potential future science missions.


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'.