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2009-08-18 07:15:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has arrived at its last stop on Earth -- Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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2009-06-10 15:30:30

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has been assembled and is undergoing final preparations for a planned Nov 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

2009-04-30 07:13:00

LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Gold Group, Inc., a premier provider of gold and other precious metals assets, confirmed today that demand for precious metals in self-directed IRAs has more than doubled since January 1, 2009. The significant increase resulted from the huge number of investors drawn to the metal after their IRAs were battered by the current economic crisis, reporting losses in value ranging from 30% to 80%.

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2007-09-05 14:45:26

Two new sets of observations from the AKARI Infrared Space Telescope, JAXA mission with ESA participation, show how the spaceborne telescope has investigated galaxies both near and far.

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2007-08-29 13:25:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected enough water vapor to fill the oceans on Earth five times inside the collapsing nest of a forming star system.

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2007-07-11 11:55:00

One year after the beginning of its scientific operations, the high-capability infrared satellite AKARI continues to produce stunning views of the infrared Universe.

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2006-12-13 08:32:09

The best meteor shower of the year peaks this week on Dec. 13th and 14th. The source of the Geminids is a mysterious object named 3200 Phaethon.

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2006-10-13 22:05:00

Engineers are rolling up their sleeves in preparation for building a telescope that will find the nearest star-like objects and the brightest galaxies.

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2006-08-29 12:30:00

AKARI, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) infrared astronomical satellite with ESA participation, is continuing its survey of the sky and its mapping of our cosmos in infrared light. New exciting images recently taken by AKARI depict scenes from the birth and death of stars.

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2006-08-10 16:30:00

Long predicted by theory, the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array has found the first conclusive evidence of an hourglass-shaped magnetic field in a star formation region. Measurements indicate that material in the interstellar cloud is dense enough to allow it to gravitationally collapse, warping the magnetic field in the process.


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