Archive: 01/15/2008

Ulysses Flyby of the Sun's North Pole

Consider it a case of exquisite timing. Just last week, solar physicists announced the beginning of a new solar cycle and now, Jan. 14th, the Ulysses spacecraft is flying over a key region of solar activity--the ...

Jan 15, 2008
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MESSENGER flyby of Mercury

At 2:04 p.m. EST on Monday, MESSENGER skimmed 200 kilometers (124 miles) above the surface of Mercury in the first of three flybys of the planet. Initial indications from the radio signals indicate the spacecraft ...

Jan 15, 2008
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Critically endangered porpoise is focus of new research report

An international research team, including biologists from NOAA’s Fisheries Service, reported in the scientific journal Conservation Biology, that the estimated population of vaquita, a porpoise found in the Gulf of Cal ...

Jan 15, 2008
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New Argonne study may shed light on protein-drug interactions

Proteins, the biological molecules involved in virtually every action of every organism, may themselves move in surprising ways, according to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory ...

Jan 15, 2008
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