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Perseid meteor from space
2014-08-14 05:14:49

Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren’t thinking about where these shooting stars originated or whether they might pose a danger.

Harpoons May Be Used By ESA To Clear Earth's Orbit Of Space Junk
2014-06-24 10:53:21

The European Space Agency (ESA) is embarking on an age old practice of using harpoons for the future goal of clearing orbits of tumbling satellites and other hazardous space junk.

2014-05-21 08:21:55

New Center to Address Critical Threats to Orbiting Satellites and Other Space Activities COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD)

Swiss Researchers Develop A Bionic Arm With Lightning Fast Reflexes
2014-05-12 10:27:16

Researchers from the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory at EPFL in Switzerland have developed a bionic arm that can catch a multitude of objects skillfully with little or no need for luck.

No Real-World Solutions Met During Special Meeting On Space Debris
2014-05-12 08:34:59

Space debris, or space junk, is a pressing problem for humanity both in space and on the ground. The problem is so relevant that a recent movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney has not only featured a devastating encounter in space

Fireball Flying Over Northern Russian City Caught On Vehicle Dash Cam
2014-04-22 06:59:42

A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk over the weekend. The meteorite left a noticeable bright blue trail as it sped across the night sky at 2:10 am (local time) on Saturday, before ending in explosion, according to multiple witnesses.

international space station
2014-04-04 06:08:42

On Thursday, flight controllers conducted a Debris Avoidance Maneuver to steer the International Space Station clear of orbital debris.

Reducing Satellite Battery Debris Threat
2014-03-13 14:19:05

Across a satellite’s working life, batteries keep the craft’s heart beating whenever it leaves sunlight. But after its mission ends, those same batteries may threaten catastrophe.

New Robotic Refueling Technologies Tested By NASA
2014-03-06 14:03:44

The Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., checked another critical milestone off their list with the completion of their Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) in February 2014.

Air Force's 'Neighborhood Watch' Program Will Spy On Other Countries
2014-02-24 13:38:00

The Head of Air Force Space Command said at an Orlando meeting last week that the US will be launching a pair of satellites to keep tabs on other countries. This "neighborhood watch" program will also keep track of space debris in orbit.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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