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Image 1 - Earth Safer Than Previously Thought From Mid-Size Asteroids
2011-09-29 11:57:27

New asteroid population numbers given by NASA shows that Earth isn't as threatened as previously thought by the space rocks.

New Clues About Inner Workings Of Black Hole Jets
2011-09-20 13:49:27

Astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have captured rare data of a flaring black hole, revealing new details about these powerful objects and their blazing jets.

NASA Says Dinosaur Killer Still Remains At Large
2011-09-19 13:40:36

NASA said on Monday that the family of asteroids believed to be responsible for the destruction of dinosaurs is innocent.

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2011-08-23 20:19:17

Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body.

2011-07-27 15:33:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission have discovered the first known "Trojan" asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth.

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2011-06-02 06:30:00

Ancient astronomers looked up at the dark skies in wonder, as the stars marched by overhead like precision dancers.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]