Archive: 12/24/2004

Progress Cargo Spacecraft On Its Way to ISS

An unpiloted Russian cargo ship got a head start on Santa, lifting off Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with 2.5 tons of supplies, equipment and Christmas gifts for Commander Leroy Chiao and ...

Dec 24, 2004
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Los Alamos wizardry to aid new Mars science laboratory

Having analyzed Mars from afar via orbiting satellite, Los Alamos National Laboratory instruments will next be on their way to get out and play in the Martian dirt. Two of the eight instruments aboard NASA's ...

Dec 24, 2004
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Huygens probe ready to detach from Cassini mother craft

After a seven-year and 3.2 billion km journey from Earth to Saturn, ESA’s Huygens probe, travelling on board NASA’s Cassini mother craft and powered through an umbilical cable, is now ready to separate and continue its ...

Dec 24, 2004
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400-Meter Asteroid May Hit Earth on 13 April, 2029

A recently rediscovered 400-meter Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) is predicted to pass near the Earth on 13 April 2029. The flyby distance is uncertain and an Earth impact cannot yet be ruled out. The odds of impact, ...

Dec 24, 2004
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Opera 8 to Include Speech Commands

Opera Software Thursday released the beta version of its next browser for the Windows platform. Opera is breaking ground once again with a range of new usability tools, including Fit-to-Window-Width, Fit-to-Paper-Width, improved ...

Dec 24, 2004
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Tiny Holes Offer Giant Glimpse into Future

Miniscule holes in a single molecule detector being developed at the University of Arkansas may hold the key to enormous advancements in the medical and biological sciences. Jiali Li, an assistant professor of physics, rec ...

Dec 24, 2004
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