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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.