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NASA's NuSTAR Ships To Vandenberg For March 14 Launch
2012-01-26 06:41:18

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, shipped to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Tuesday, to be mated to its Pegasus launch vehicle.

Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Completes Mission Operations
2012-01-10 07:18:27

After 16 years in space, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has made its last observation. The satellite provided unprecedented views into the extreme environments around white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.

GALEX Finds Stellar Extremophiles
2011-11-08 10:03:53

Researchers using a NASA space telescope named GALEX have discovered a new kind of extremophile: extreme-loving stars.

2011-09-30 04:37:50

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

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2011-08-25 10:45:11

NASA said on Wednesday that its Swift orbital telescope has captured a black hole ripping apart a star.

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2011-07-19 11:54:19

Two small NASA probes that had been used to study space weather now are orbiting the moon to study its interior and surface composition.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.