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Space / Astronomy September 2007 Archive

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Dawn Mission Launches Successfully

Thursday September 27, 2007
NASA's Dawn spacecraft began its 1.7 billion mile journey through the inner solar system to study a pair of asteroids today at 7:34 AM. EDT. The Delta 2 rocket, fitted with ... Read More

Harvest Moon Tonight

Wednesday September 26, 2007
Watch for tonight's full moon, it is special. Called a "Harvest Moon," it is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. Years ago, before the advent of electric lights, ... Read More

Yes to the Meteorite; Questions About an Illness

Thursday September 20, 2007
According to FoxNews, a geologist from Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute has confirmed that a "rocky meteorite" did indeed fall in Peru, based on the fragments analyzed. However, doctors ... Read More

Sickness From Space

Tuesday September 18, 2007
Did a meteorite that crashed in Peru make villagers sick? Yahoo! News says, "Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to ... Read More

The Loss of Madeleine L'Engle

Tuesday September 11, 2007
Madeleine L'Engle, who wrote the incredible award winning 1962 novel A Wrinkle in Time, died last Thursday, September 6th. Ms L'Engle was born on November 29, 1918, in New York ... Read More

9/11 Attacks

Tuesday September 11, 2007
On this date in 2001, a group of terrorists hijacked several commercial airliners, crashing them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Pentagon. One other plane was also ... Read More

Top 10 Brightest Stars

Sunday September 9, 2007
Stars are massive shining spheres of hot gas, the closest of which is our Sun. Stars are primarily made of hydrogen, smaller amounts of helium, and trace amounts of other ... Read More

NASA Finds No Astronaut Alcohol Problems

Monday September 3, 2007
A NASA safety review has found no evidence to support claims that astronauts were impaired by alcohol when they flew in space. NASA chief of Safety and Mission Assurance Bryan ... Read More

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