Archive: 7/07/2010

Hayabusa Contains a Hint of Dust

The sample return canister from the Hayabusa spacecraft has been opened, and does contain a small amount of dust, possibly from the asteroid Itokawa. Studying samples from an asteroid can help astrobiologists determine if ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Black hole blows big bubble

Combining observations made with ESO's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers have uncovered the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. This object, also known as a microquasar, ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Astronomy
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Oil leases a threat to fishery ecosystem

( -- The issuing of oil drilling licences off the coast of South Australia poses a serious potential threat to the ecosystem that underpins the nation?s most valuable fishing industry, a Flinders University oceanographer ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Environment
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No Speeding Reading with eBooks?

( -- Many think that ebooks could change the way we interact with the written word. They are convenient, and ereaders provide mobility -- as well as the ability to store thousands of books in a small device. However, ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Other weblog
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