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Posts Tagged ‘new horizons’

I found a Kuiper Belt Object!

A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail, with subject: YOU made an IceHunters KBO discovery. It started like this: Dear IceHunter, You found a Kuiper Belt Object! (or several) (…) You are getting this email because the IceHunters database lists publishable name for you, and I want to give you a chance to make […]

New Horizons Ice Hunters

Between 2004 and 2008 I used to work for a lab of  the Netherlands Cancer Institute, where scientists crystallised proteins to be able model them. Crystallization is a neat way of lining them up perfectly. This is necessary because they are so small that if you measure just one of them, you don’t get a […]

NASA is moving on. Finally.

A few days ago I had a nice discussion in a commenting thread on Wired, in response to an article about how uncertain the future of space flight is, now that the Space Shuttles are being mothballed. When I was little, in the early eighties of the last century, I remember being told that the […]