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New Rocket Project Aims To Study Auroral Wind Of Northern Lights
2013-02-01 13:41:57

For many in the extreme upper latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, the Aurora borealis (better known as the Northern Lights) offer breathtaking displays of color and lights, dancing effortlessly across the night sky.

NASA IRIS Spacecraft
2013-01-19 08:48:07

NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) mission to study the little-understood lower levels of the sun's atmosphere has been fully integrated and final testing is underway.

NASA NuSTAR Catches Glimpse Of Supernova Remnant, Black Holes
2013-01-08 12:04:09

NASA has released a pair of new images captured by NuSTAR – one depicting a pair of black holes lurking inside a spiral galaxy, and the other featuring a look at the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.

NuSTAR Marks 100 Days
2012-09-22 07:03:11

Saturday marks the 100th day since the launching of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), officials from the U.S. space agency have confirmed.

Scientists To Study Earth’s Radiation Belt With High-Tech Satellite Instruments
2012-08-22 07:53:00

NASA is launching twin satellites on August 24 from Cape Canaveral, Florida that will conduct the most intimate study to date of the Van Allen Radiation Belts that envelop Earth.

2012-08-21 07:01:34

Johns Hopkins University professor Charles L. Bennett and members of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission that he led will receive the Gruber Foundation’s 2012 Cosmology Prize in Beijing, China tomorrow.

Scotch Tape Inspires X-ray Telescope Design
2012-07-27 11:57:46

While some find it as the source of inspiration for wrapping gifts, Scotch tape inspired one scientist at NASA to build a special X-ray mirror.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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