Archive: 16/03/2007

Clemson rocket launches test Alaskan auroras

It may have been 40 degrees below zero at the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska, but aurora and weather came together one recent winter night in a perfect match for Clemson University researchers and students who launched ...

dateMar 16, 2007 in General Physics
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Trick of the light throws up rarely seen dwarf

A galaxy long considered to be a giant has turned out to be an optical illusion, with new observations by an astronomer from The Australian National University revealing that the star group is a dwarf.

dateMar 16, 2007 in Astronomy
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LEISA observes Jupiter

On February 24, 2007, the LEISA (pronounced “Leesa”) infrared spectral imager in the New Horizons Ralph instrument observed giant Jupiter in 250 narrow spectral channels. At the time the spacecraft was 6 million kilometers ...

dateMar 16, 2007 in Astronomy
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