Archive: 4/04/2012

Cosmic 'leaf blower' robs galaxy of star-making fuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Supernova explosions and the jets of a monstrous black hole are scattering a galaxy's star-making gas like a cosmic leaf blower, a new study finds. The findings, which relied on ultraviolet observations from ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Astronomy
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Earth’s other moons

(PhysOrg.com) -- Earth usually has more than one moon, according to a team of astronomers from the University of Helsinki, the Paris Observatory and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

dateApr 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Handover of Japan-built radar to NASA

On March 30, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) officially handed off a new satellite instrument to NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) was designed ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Space savings for station science samples

Efficiency is the name of the game when talking about packing things into small spaces. Anyone who has ever tried to compress an overstuffed suitcase knows that one of the greatest updates to carry-on luggage was the expandable ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Kepler Mission extended to 2016

With NASA’s tight budget, there were concerns that some of the agency’s most successful astrophysics missions might not be able to continue. Anxieties were rampant about one mission in particular, the very fruitful ...

dateApr 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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