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NASA's Voyager Spacecraft Nears Edge Of The Solar System
2011-12-14 04:17:32

In 1977, Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president, Elvis died, Virginia park ranger Roy Sullivan was hit by lightning a record seventh time, and two NASA space probes destined to turn planetary science on its head launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The identical spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, were launched in the summer and programmed to pass by Jupiter and Saturn on different paths. Voyager 2 went on to visit Uranus and Neptune, completing the "Grand Tour of the Solar System," perhaps...

2011-08-10 07:45:00

DALLAS, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Voyager, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD) launched a new version of VocabJourney®, an interactive, web-based reading component to help students boost their vocabulary and comprehension skills. Research has shown that vocabulary deficiencies are a primary cause of academic failure in grades three through 12. Originally offered only to students in Voyager's high school reading intervention program,...

2011-04-28 08:05:00

DALLAS, April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced today that its business units, ExploreLearning, Learning A-Z and Voyager, again received finalist honors for CODiE(TM) Awards in five education categories. Established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the CODiEs recognize excellence and achievement in the business software, digital content, and education technology industries. The following Cambium Learning Group...

2011-03-22 12:11:32

NASA's Voyager spacecraft are hurtling towards the edge of our solar system, more than 10 billion miles away from our sun. Interstellar space - the medium between stars - is a region no human-made craft has ever been. On Apr. 28, 2011, a live NASA TV program will feature mission scientists discussing the distant areas Voyager 1 and 2 are exploring, 10 billion miles away from our sun. NASA is inviting classrooms to submit their single best question about the Voyager mission and interstellar...

2010-11-12 09:30:00

Ed Stone, project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission, remembers the first time he saw the kinks in one of Saturn's narrowest rings. It was the day the Voyager 1 spacecraft made its closest approach to the giant ringed planet, 30 years ago. Scientists were gathering in front of television monitors and in one another's offices every day during this heady period to pore over the bewildering images and other data streaming down to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Stone drew...

2010-11-02 06:50:00

Scientists believe they finally understand why one of the most dynamic regions in Saturn's rings has such an irregular and varying shape, thanks to images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. And the answer, published online November 1 in the Astronomical Journal, is this: The rings are behaving like a miniature version of our own Milky Way galaxy. This new insight, garnered from images of Saturn's most massive ring, the B ring, may answer another long-standing question: What causes the...

2010-06-15 05:00:00

LAS VEGAS and BILLINGS, Mont., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ante5, Inc. (Pink Sheets: Trading Symbol Pending) ("ante5") and Voyager Oil & Gas, Inc. (f/k/a ante4, Inc.) ("Voyager") (OTC Bulletin Board: VYOG) today announced the completion of the previously announced spin-off of ante5. ante5 was previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of Voyager and holds certain assets principally related to Voyager's prior entertainment and consumer products business. ante5 has become a separate...

2010-05-07 08:35:00

Engineers have shifted NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft into a mode that transmits only spacecraft health and status data while they diagnose an unexpected change in the pattern of returning data. Preliminary engineering data received on May 1 show the spacecraft is basically healthy, and that the source of the issue is the flight data system, which is responsible for formatting the data to send back to Earth. The change in the data return pattern has prevented mission managers from decoding...

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