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NASA’s Next Space Weather Satellite To Be Built By UC Berkeley
2013-04-17 14:32:11

NASA has awarded the University of California, Berkeley, up to $200 million to build a satellite to determine how Earth’s weather affects weather at the edge of space, in hopes of improving forecasts of extreme “space weather” that can disrupt global positioning satellites (GPS) and radio communications.

Asteroid Tracking Sensor Passes Key Test
2013-04-16 07:07:54

A critical design test for an infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future ability to detect and track asteroids and comets has been passed.

Big Bang In High Fidelity Sound
2013-04-10 10:53:15

"If the Universe started with a bang, and no one was alive yet to observe it, would it still make a sound?" It sounds like the start of a really cliché joke, but the answer, surprisingly, is yes.

2013-04-08 11:37:59

NASA's Astrophysics Explorer Program has selected two missions for launch in 2017: a planet-hunting satellite and an International Space Station instrument to observe X-rays from stars.

Understanding The Magnetosphere Better Than Ever With Help From THEMIS
2013-02-20 10:47:18

On Earth, scientists can observe weather patterns, and more importantly can predict them, through the use of tens of thousands of weather observatories scattered around the globe.

WISE Captures The Heat From Orion's Sword
2013-02-06 09:58:22

The tangle of clouds and stars that lie in Orion's sword is showcased in a new, expansive view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.