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One-of-a-Kind Cryogenic Electronics Delivered By Ball Aerospace For NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
2013-07-18 12:14:06

The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. cryogenic flight electronic boxes recently shipped to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems for the James Webb Space Telescope are unlike any previously designed and manufactured.

Kickstarter Telescope Exceeds Goal
2013-07-02 10:30:55

Through the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter, space prospecting company Planetary Resources was able to raise over $1 million to build and launch Arkyd – a publicly accessible orbiting telescope.

Liverpool Telescope Successor In The Works
2013-07-02 04:32:37

The scientific community is designing a successor to the 2-meter Liverpool Telescope (LT) located on La Palma.

Gas Giant Exoplanets Close To Parent Stars
2013-06-28 09:34:28

Results from the Gemini Observatory’s recently completed Planet-Finding Campaign reveal the outlying orbital space around many types of stars is largely devoid of gas-giant planets, which appear to remain close to their parent stars.

ESA's 3D Star-Mapping Satellite Gaia Moving To Launch Facility
2013-06-27 16:09:26

Gaia will be embarking on a five-year mission to map the stars and create a highly accurate 3D map of our Milky Way Galaxy. ESA said the spacecraft has completed final preparations in Europe and is ready to depart to its final pit stop on Earth before launch.

Five Year Anniversary Of Stereo Imaging For NASA's TWINS
2013-06-23 04:12:37

This month marks the fifth anniversary of NASA’s Two Wide-angle Imaging Neutral-atom Spectrometers (TWINS) missions, which are stereoscopically imaging the mysterious and dynamic region surrounding Earth known as the magnetosphere, the US space agency announced on Saturday.

NuSTAR Observatory Busy High Energy Events
2013-06-18 11:08:53

NASA’s NuSTAR orbiting observatory is designed to investigate high-energy events throughout the universe, and the cosmos has been keeping it busy in recent months, producing one event after another.


Word of the Day
immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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