Archive: 16/12/2011

Seeking a pot of geological gold

Researchers are moving a step closer to solving one of the greatest murder mysteries of all time. It happened roughly 200 million years ago, marking the boundary between the Triassic and Jurassic periods, and the crime scene ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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A new home for Santa Claus?

( -- After the many years of commuting on Christmas Eve, jolly old St. Nicholas is reconsidering his home at the North Pole. Given his job description, extreme isolation has lost its appeal. In true Christmas ...

dateDec 16, 2011 in Other
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Vega moves closer to its first liftoff

( -- The integration of Vega's first, second and third stages is now complete at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The new rocket is moving full speed ahead towards its maiden flight at the end of January.

dateDec 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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