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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.

Black Holes Abundant Early Universe
2013-06-06 14:16:28

New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and NASA’s infrared Spitzer Space Telescope, has revealed that the early Universe may have contained more black holes than previously expected.

Spitzer Finds New Stars At Edge Of Milky Way
2013-06-06 09:48:09

New images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope reveal blooming stars at the fringe of the Milky Way galaxy, far from its crowded core.

Ring Of Fire In Messier 94 Galaxy
2013-05-19 08:20:24

Johnny Cash may have preferred this galaxy's burning ring of fire to the one he sang about falling into in his popular song. The "starburst ring" seen at center in red and yellow hues is not the product of love, as in the song, but is instead a frenetic region of star formation.

Hot Jupiters More Nuanced Than Expected
2013-05-07 10:16:25

Scientists working with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have found that exoplanets known as hot Jupiters are not all alike and appear to have a wide range of climates.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.