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Chandra turns up the heat in the Milky Way center

06/23/2004 12:00AM

Chandra turns up the heat in the Milky Way center

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed new evidence that extremely hot gas exists in a large region at the Milky Way's center. The discovery came to light as a team of astronomers used Chandra's unique resolving power to study a region about 100 light years across.

Scientists Discover Two New Interstellar Molecules

06/22/2004 12:00AM

Scientists Discover Two New Interstellar Molecules

Discoveries Point to Probable Pathways for Chemical Evolution in Space...

Stardust reveals surprising anatomy of a comet

06/21/2004 12:00AM

Stardust reveals surprising anatomy of a comet

Findings from a historic encounter between NASA's Stardust spacecraft and a comet have revealed a much stranger world than previously believed. The comet's rigid surface, dotted with towering pinnacles, plunging craters, steep cliffs, and dozens of jets spewing violently, has surprised scientists...

Father's Day

06/20/2004 12:00AM

Father's Day

Astromart member, David Kiefner, sent us a brief article to mark this Father's Day...

Young Galaxy in the Very Early Universe

06/19/2004 12:00AM

Young Galaxy in the Very Early Universe

Astronomers using a combination of data sets from the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak, including the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (see image), have found a galaxy that formed when the Universe was just six percent of its present age, suggesting the "dark ages" of the early universe ended in a patchy, gradual process...

Two Architectures Chosen for Terrestrial Planet Finder

06/18/2004 12:00AM

Two Architectures Chosen for Terrestrial Planet Finder

Included in the nation's new vision for space is a plan for NASA to "conduct advanced telescope searches for Earth-like planets and habitable environments around other stars."

NASA Reinventing the Wheel?

06/17/2004 12:00AM

NASA Reinventing the Wheel?

NASA is working to increase the performance of the flywheel, a wheel that transfers energy to run a machine, so that this technology can replace chemical batteries on future spacecraft and potentially save millions of dollars.

Phoebe Finally Ready For Her Closeup

06/13/2004 12:00AM

Phoebe Finally Ready For Her Closeup

A extraordinary face-to-face with the moon called Phoebe, courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft on it's wondrous journey to Saturn...

Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

06/12/2004 12:00AM

Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

The most complex interplanetary mission ever launched is about to meet one of the solar system's enigmatic moons. Cassini will fly by Saturn's largest outer moon, Phoebe, on Friday, June 11. The closest approach is at approximately 1:56 p.m. Pacific Time, just 19 days before Saturn arrival.

Shipping something?

06/11/2004 12:00AM

Shipping something?

Today's big news is about something right here on AstroMart.

Space Laboratory on a Chip?

06/10/2004 12:00AM

Space Laboratory on a Chip?

NASA researchers customize "lab-on-a-chip" technology to help protect future space explorers and detect life forms on Mars...

Venus Blocks the Sun

06/09/2004 12:00AM

Venus Blocks the Sun

Well not quite. Unless you were off-world today, you probably caught the news about the Venus Transit...

Meteoroid believed to have landed in Western Washington

06/07/2004 12:00AM

Meteoroid believed to have landed in Western Washington

Furnished by The Associated Press (and includes a note from your disassociated editor)

Cassini Weather Report: Two pairs of Storms

06/06/2004 12:00AM

Cassini Weather Report: Two pairs of Storms

Two pairs of dark spots, or storms, in Saturn's atmosphere squeeze past each other as they dance around the planet.

New NASA Hubble Image Reveals Details in the Heart of the Trifid Nebula

06/05/2004 12:00AM

New NASA Hubble Image Reveals Details in the Heart of the Trifid Nebula

Many astronomers studying nebulae like the Trifid are focusing their research on the ways that waves of star formation move through such regions.