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5 article(s) for December 2014

  • The Space News Update is put together by volunteers and staff in the Space Sciences Newsroom. Twice a week they review numerous space news websites to bring you the latest stories and information. Find out what to watch for in the night sky, the best time to see the International Space Station pa…
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  • The Space News Update is put together by volunteers and staff in the Space Sciences Newsroom. Twice a week they review numerous space news websites to bring you the latest stories and information. Find out what to watch for in the night sky, the best time to see the International Space Station pa…
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  • Of Lice and Whales

    Posted 12/12/2014 by Tara Hubner | Comments
    By guest blogger and Zoology Department research associate, Ken van der Laan   Lousy whales? Whales, the very large mammals in the sea, have lice crawling over them. They tend to show up as part of white patches on whale skin. Those patches are also made up of white barnacles and callosities. Cal…
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  • Lockheed Martin engineer Darrel Williamson gives a presentation about the Orion spacecraft to more than 400 people in DMNS' IMAX theater. The Orion spacecraft finally flew on Friday, December 5, after the launch slipped one day. On the morning of Thursday, December 4, we had an early morning lau…
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  • The dusty protoplanetary disk around the young star HL Tau compared with the Solar System at the same scale. The gaps in the disk are thought to have been created by growing planets which are sweeping up gas and dust. The orbits of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are visible in the depi…
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