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The world is not enough for Google, with the search engine behemoth teaming with astronomers to build one of the world's most powerful telescopes in order to map the Milky Way.

 

If the meteorite had landed in Iraq, no-one might have noticed. But it ripped through the roof of a New Jersey house, demolishing a second-floor bathroom and quite possibly provoking hilarious jokes that ‘the sky is falling’!

The 13-ounce (377-gram) oblong object that fell through a New Jersey home’s roof and landed in a second-floor bathroom on January 2, 2007, was an iron meteorite. Upon inspection, its leading edge (the side that was subjected to the atmosphere while descending toward Earth) was smoother than the trailing edge (the backside).
Astronomers using the ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra Observatory have found evidence of a significant new class of supernova.

On January 4, 2007, media sources reported that pieces of a spent Russian SL-4 rocket reentered the Earth’s atmosphere over southwestern Colorado and northwestern Wyoming and impacted near Riverton, Wyoming, at about 6 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. However, a more accurate description of the objects is: pieces of a spent upper stage of a Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket.

Friday, 05 January 2007 10:36

Bezos joins the private space race

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It looks like a cross between something out of a cheap science fiction movie and the NASA re-entry capsules that preceded the space shuttle. However, the nose cone rocket on four legs named Goddard is anything but a joke to its creator Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

We aren’t going back to the Moon without first practicing with simulated lunar soil and rocks here on the Earth. NASA needs it to simulate digging, driving, building, and for many other necessary activities while exploring the Moon and setting up a Moon base. Unfortunately, NASA is out of it.

The early discovery of a black hole inside a globular star cluster by a team using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite has astonished astronomers.

Over the last fifteen years about 2,300 engineers and scientists from over 150 scientific institutions in 37 countries around the world have worked together to design and build a gigantic general-purpose particle detector, what is called the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS). In 2007, they will perform the largest physics experiment ever conducted on Earth.

Monday, 01 January 2007 01:51

Remembering the Nobel Prize Laureates in 2006

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The 2006 Nobel Prizes have been awarded for people who invented, researched, discovered, and contributed to the world in very important ways. These Nobel Laureates have been given supreme honors in their respective fields. Can you name any of the Nobel Prize recipients? Each is a leader in their respective field. And each is important for the advancement of society throughout the world. Let’s remember (and reflect) at year’s end about these men and women for the contributions they have made to society—for each and every person in the world.

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