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Instruments selected for Mars

ESA and NASA have selected the scientific instruments for their first joint Mars mission. Scheduled for 2016, it will study the chemical makeup of the martian atmosphere, including methane. Discovered in 2003, ...

dateAug 02, 2010 in Space Exploration
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WISE Is Chilling Out

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers are busy cooling the science instrument on NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The spacecraft is scheduled to blast into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Space Exploration
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LCLS: The World's Largest Laser Writer?

(PhysOrg.com) -- While not the smallest lettering ever created, the tiny initials "LCLS" have been written with what may be the world's most potent pen. Etched into boron carbide, a super-hard substance used ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in General Physics
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