Archive: 19/04/2012

Dawn gets extra time to explore Vesta

(Phys.org) -- NASA's Dawn mission has received official confirmation that 40 extra days have been added to its exploration of the giant asteroid Vesta, the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt. The mission ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Solar-grade silicon at low cost

(Phys.org) -- A new process developed by scientists at the University of Cambridge has the potential to drive down the cost of manufacturing solar-grade silicon and could increase the use of photovoltaic devices for capturing ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Engineering
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Space Image: Rings, Titan and Enceladus

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus hangs below the gas giant’s rings while Titan lurks in the background, in this new image taken by the Cassini spacecraft.   Faint detail of the tiger stripe markings can be seen ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Scientists: Fish are sick where BP's oil spill hit

(AP) -- Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters - especially in places where the oil spill hit the ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Environment
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