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2009-08-04 14:37:00

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An exciting new astrophysics mission led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will provide a revolutionary window into the universe.

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2009-08-04 14:55:00

An exciting new astrophysics mission led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md, will provide a revolutionary window into the universe.

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2009-06-20 13:12:42

NASA has selected two science proposals to be developed into full missions as part of the agency's Small Explorer, or SMEX, Program.

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2008-06-30 14:40:00

A new NASA mission could discover the shape of space that has been distorted by a spinning black hole's crushing gravity, and explore the structure and effects of the formidable magnetic field around magnetars.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.