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2012-08-30 17:32:54

Following the success of its Hayabusa mission, the Japanese space agency JAXA is shooting for another asteroid in 2018.

New ESA Mercury Spacecraft Undergoes Tests
2012-08-28 14:33:57

The European Space Association has put its BepiColombo mission through a series of shock tests to prepare it for its future journey towards Mercury.

BepiColombo Gets Good Vibrations
2012-08-17 12:12:16

Mimicking the intense vibrations experienced by a satellite during launch, the engineering model of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury has been subjected to similar forces at ESA’s spacecraft test facilities.

2012-08-15 01:04:38

Whilst the most powerful earthquake since records began hit Japan in 2011, triggering a massive tsunami which devastated much of the country, space scientists involved in one of the 'brightest' international Sun missions continued working tirelessly at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, Japan, to capture new data from our turbulent star.

Japanese Space Agency Puts Fish On The International Space Station
2012-07-31 09:45:28

It all started in the 1940s when the US sent the first living organisms into space: fruit flies. Since then, everything from mice to cats to dogs to monkeys have gone into space. Even fish have been introduced to the effects of space in the 1970s.

Geotail Mission Celebrates 20th Anniversary
2012-07-28 08:59:52

Twenty years ago, the United States relationship with Japan showed just how restored it was since the second world war, as the two countries' space agencies launched a joint mission together.

Japan's Kounotori Docked With Space Station
2012-07-28 05:43:16

After its quick journey through space, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday.

2012-07-18 09:30:12

NASA Television coverage of the launch and arrival of an unpiloted cargo spacecraft to supply the International Space Station will begin at 8:15 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 20.

Heavy Rainfall In Tropical Storm Daniel's Center Seen By NASA's TRMM Satellite
2012-07-07 09:37:55

NASA's TRMM satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Daniel's most concentrated rainfall is occurring around the storm's center.


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gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'