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2010-12-10 08:00:00

After taking it on a journey of almost 8 million km on board the Atlantis space shuttle, on the afternoon of Friday 10 December British-born astronaut Piers Sellers will return the Jackson-Gwilt medal to Professor Roger Davies, the President of the Royal Astronomical Society. After the presentation Dr Sellers will address astronomers and geophysicists at the Society's Ordinary Meeting, speaking about his experiences in space and the value of space exploration in general. Dr Sellers carried...

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2010-05-08 06:35:00

The famous apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton to discover the laws of gravity is about to embark on a journey that would surely have turned Newton's world upside-down, according to the Associated Press (AP). When the space shuttle Atlantis lifts off next week, it will carry a 4-inch sliver of the tree from which an apple fell almost 350 years ago. Piers Sellers, a British-born astronaut, is flying the slice of tree for The Royal Society of London. "I'll take it up into orbit and let...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'