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Book Review: The Little Book of Space Law

May 28th, 2013

The Little Book of Space Law by Matthew J. Kleiman; ABA Book Publishing; Bolingbrook, Illinois; $19.95 (Regular)/$17.95 (American Bar Association Member); 2013. This is an excellent and very readable treatment regarding space law – the international and national laws that govern human activities in outer space. Plus, you’ll find a surprising gaggle of factoids and […]

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Kepler’s Planet Search Encounters Problem

May 16th, 2013

  NASA’s four year Kepler mission to search thousands of stars in the Milky Way galaxy for sun-like stars with planets that resemble the Earth has encountered a serious technical problem. A second of the four rapidly spinning internal “reaction wheels” that aim and steady the observatory has stopped turning, NASA announced late Wednesday. At […]

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Asteroid Exploration

U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Welcomes Three

April 21st, 2013

Three NASA shuttle-era astronauts, two of them women, were inducted into the U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday. Those honored in ceremonies at the Hall, close to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., included Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command a shuttle mission; Curt Brown, who served as […]

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Benefits of Space Exploration

Happy Anniversary Hubble Space Telescope

April 20th, 2013

  The Hubble Space Telescope, a successful collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, will mark its 23rd anniversary in Earth orbit on Wednesday, April 24th. In celebration the partnership, along with the Space Telescope Science Institute and other organizations associated with the space observatory, has released an image of the iconic Horsehead Nebula, […]

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European Space Agency

Astronomers Address Mystery Over Age of Universe

March 10th, 2013

Astronomers appear closer to solving a celestial puzzle with the help of multiple space telescopes and some dogged data gathering. The enigma involves an aging star, Methuselah, dated at 14.5 billion years old, plus or minus 800 million years. At that age, Methuselah potentially out dates the best estimates from experts for the age of […]

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