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ESA Signs Astro-H Agreement With JAXA
2012-04-11 04:04:52

An agreement was signed by ESA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for cooperation on Astro-H, an important mission that will provide a unique opportunity for probing extreme phenomena in the Universe. Astro-H will study astrophysical objects including black holes and neutron stars, explore the non-thermal Universe, and investigate the large-scale structure of the Universe and its evolution. The agreement was signed on 16 March by Prof. Alvaro Giménez...

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2010-05-21 11:30:00

Japan successfully launched its Venus probe and a kite-shaped "space yacht" early Friday for a two-year mission to study the planet Venus and its climate. The launch vehicle, the H-IIA rocket, took off from the Tanegashima space center in southern Japan on schedule at 6:58 am Friday morning, three days after its original launch was postponed due to inclement weather. Teruaki Kawai, space business manager for the rocket maker, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, told a press conference that the...

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2005-07-01 07:10:42

A pioneering X-ray detector developed at NASA'S Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md. will launch on board the new Astro-E2 space observatory. Astro-E2's primary instrument is the high-resolution X-ray Spectrometer (XRS), developed jointly by GSFC and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). The XRS measures the heat created by the individual X-ray photons (light particles) it collects. To sense the heat of a single...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.