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NASA Administrator Talks Asteroids During Visit At JPL
2013-05-24 09:57:14

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with members of the asteroid initiative team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., today.

To Mars In A Month With The Help Of Nuclear Fusion
2013-04-09 19:22:32

Together with NASA, University of Washington researchers believe it may be possible to use nuclear fusion to power a trip to Mars that is safe, inexpensive and only takes about a month.

2013-02-13 17:45:20

Electric rocket engines known as Hall thrusters, which use a super high-velocity stream of ions to propel a spacecraft in space, have been used successfully onboard many missions for half a century.

GOCE’s Second Mission To Improve Gravity Map
2012-11-16 12:22:31

ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite has already delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth, but its orbit is now being lowered in order to obtain even better results.

NASA Releases Last Images Of Dawn Spacecraft Visit With Vesta Asteroid
2012-09-12 14:31:54

As NASA's Dawn mission spacecraft speeds away from the giant asteroid Vesta, mission control has released two parting views using images that were among the last taken by Dawn.

Vesta Gets Ready For Journey To Ceres
2012-08-31 09:33:59

The Dawn spacecraft will be departing from asteroid Vesta on September 4 and will head out on a two-and-a-half-year journey towards the dwarf planet Ceres.

Gravity Satellite Will Benefit Future Missions
2012-07-20 15:21:31

ESA’s GOCE satellite is not only mapping Earth’s gravity with unrivalled precision, but is also revealing new insight into air density and wind in space.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]