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Heliophysics Nuggets Help Map Tons Of Meteoric Dust In The Sky
2013-08-09 10:46:01

Heliophysics nuggets are a collection of early science results, new research techniques, and instrument updates that further our attempt to understand the sun and the dynamic space weather system that surrounds Earth.

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2011-06-01 08:57:18

Mercury and its environment constitute a complex system that includes interactions among the interplanetary medium, the planet’s magnetic field, its tenuous atmosphere (or exosphere), and its surface.

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2010-11-22 10:35:00

Stanford researchers have completed the first successful tests in zero gravity of a canopy for CubeSats – the tiny satellites that hitch rides on rockets sending larger satellites into orbit.

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2004-12-05 10:05:00

At closing speeds reaching 50 thousand km per hour, even the smallest bits of space debris can cause serious harm to spacecraft; larger ones cause catastrophe. Not only is space debris a hot topic, it is also a fascinating — and growing — field of space science.


Word of the Day
ponerology
  • An interdisciplinary study of social injustice.
The word 'ponerology' was coined by Andrzej Łobaczewski, a Polish psychiatrist. It comes from a Greek word meaning "evil".