Archive: 11/20/2007

Expedition 16 Completes Spacewalk

International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani wound up a 7-hour, 16-minute spacewalk to outfit the Harmony node in its new position in front of the U.S laboratory Destiny ...

dateNov 20, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Astronomers Say Moons Like Ours Are Uncommon

The next time you take a moonlit stroll, or admire a full, bright-white moon looming in the night sky, you might count yourself lucky. New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that moons ...

dateNov 20, 2007 in Astronomy
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Scientists Decode Genomes of Diverse TB Isolates

An international collaboration led by researchers in the US and South Africa today announced the first genome sequence of an extensively drug resistant (XDR) strain of the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, one linked ...

dateNov 20, 2007 in Genetics
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Secrets in rare cartography

Whales were the economic drivers of the 1850s. So important was this resource that the founder of the U.S. Oceanographic Office, Matthew Fontaine Maury, created a map showing the worldwide distribution of ...

dateNov 20, 2007 in Other
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