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2009-10-07 05:40:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring around Saturn -- by far the largest of the giant planet's many rings.

2009-09-28 11:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- For the twelfth consecutive year, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading sponsor of "The Year In Space" Calendar, featuring images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery.

2009-08-18 09:53:47

NASA says its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft called WISE has arrived at its last stop on Earth -- Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The space agency said WISE is scheduled to be launched from Vandenberg in December to scan the entire sky at infrared wavelengths, searching for asteroids, stars and galaxies. WISE has arrived and is almost ready to go, said William Irace, the mission's project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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2009-08-18 07:15:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has arrived at its last stop on Earth -- Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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2009-08-11 06:55:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found evidence of a high-speed collision between two burgeoning planets around a young star.

2009-08-10 15:04:31

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2009-08-05 12:35:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is starting a second career and taking its first shots of the cosmos since warming up.

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2009-07-23 12:55:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged a wild creature of the dark -- a coiled galaxy with an eye-like object at its center.

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2009-07-20 19:20:00

Scientists have found evidence that another object has bombarded Jupiter, exactly 15 years after the first impacts by the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.


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'.