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Measuring Stellar Gravity
2013-08-23 08:58:22

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found a clever, simple way to accurately estimate stellar gravity using the star's flickering variations of light.

Gaia Arrived In French Guiana Today
2013-08-23 07:44:51

ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, departed yesterday evening from Toulouse and arrived early this morning in French Guiana.

Sharpest Photos Ever of the Night Sky
2013-08-22 04:43:24

Astronomers have used a new type of telescope camera to capture the highest-resolution images of the night sky ever – answering some longstanding questions about planetary formation in the process.

Fermi Begins Extended Mission
2013-08-22 04:19:34

Having successfully completed its five-year primary mission, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope entered the extended phase of its mission earlier this month – a deeper analysis of the high-energy cosmos that the US space agency hopes will continue through the year 2018.

Sounding Rocket Getting Ready To Study Active Regions On The Sun
2013-08-03 07:59:17

At NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M., a sounding rocket is being readied for flight.

New Explorer Mission Chooses The 'Goldilocks Orbit'
2013-08-01 08:05:06

Principal Investigator George Ricker likes to call it the "Goldilocks orbit" -- it’s not too close to Earth and her Moon, and it's not too far. In fact, it's just right.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.