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GRAIL on the Launchpad
2011-09-09 06:40:25

The launch of the Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) has now been moved to Saturday.

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2011-07-19 11:54:19

Two small NASA probes that had been used to study space weather now are orbiting the moon to study its interior and surface composition.

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2011-07-14 08:10:00

2 probes, repositioned from THEMIS mission, will map surface magnetic fields.

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2011-05-02 09:39:03

Whether it's a giant solar flare or a beautiful green-blue aurora, just about everything interesting in space weather happens due to a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection.

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2011-02-01 09:13:54

NASA's Time History of Events and Macroscale Interaction during Substorms (THEMIS) spacecraft combined with computer models have helped track the origin of the energetic particles in Earth's magnetic atmosphere that appear during a kind of space weather called a substorm.

2010-11-22 07:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and NASA are marking the 10-year anniversary of NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

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2010-10-28 06:30:00

New mission, ARTEMIS, begins science operations in Lagrange-point parking orbit.

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2010-10-25 06:38:11

Flight Dynamics data from THEMIS-B (one of the two ARTEMIS spacecraft) indicated that one of the EFI (electric field instrument)spherical tip masses may have been struck by a meteoroid at 0605 UT on October 14.

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2010-07-28 07:10:00

Researchers using NASA's fleet of five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a form of space weather that packs the punch of an earthquake and plays a key role in sparking bright Northern Lights.

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2010-04-29 07:35:00

Scientists using a NASA funded telescope have detected water-ice and carbon-based organic compounds on the surface of an asteroid.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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