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Image 1 - 'Star Wars' Laser Gives new Insight Into Earth's Atmosphere
2011-11-29 13:41:59

With the need to understand global change one of today's most pressing scientific challenges, ESA is exploring novel techniques for future space missions. Firing laser pulses between satellites is promising a step up in tracking greenhouse gases.

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2009-04-24 13:35:00

The largest-ever gamma-ray telescope is set to collect its “first light” at an opening ceremony on Saturday.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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