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Archive for July 27th, 2006

New Promotion Cuts Globalstar Prices

July 27th, 2006 by

Globalstar Inc. launched a promotion in the United States that will drop the price of…

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JAXA Sets Solar-B Launch

July 27th, 2006 by

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) scheduled the launch of its Solar-B satellite for Sept. 24 aboard an M-5 rocket…

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Viasat Outperforms Canal Digital In Nordic DTH Market

July 27th, 2006 by

Viasat, the Nordic direct-to-home platform, closed June with 652,000 subscribers, adding…

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iDirect to Provide Platform For Latin American Pharmacy Chain

July 27th, 2006 by

Elara Networks selected iDirect Technologies to supply a technology platform to a privately held pharmacy chain based in Mexico, iDirect announced…

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Charges Result In Boeing Second Quarter Loss

July 27th, 2006 by

Boeing Co. lost $160 million in its 2006 second quarter due in part to charges related to the settlement charges of ethical conduct, while warning the cost to close its Connexion by Boeing satellite Internet service could cost the company another $350 million, the company reported July 26. In May, Boeing…

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The Search for Hidden Black Holes

July 27th, 2006 by admin

Artist impression of dust around a black hole. Image credit: ESAClick to enlarge
Look into the sky with X-ray instruments, and you’ll see a background radiation in all directions. Astronomers think these X-rays are produced by the supermassive black holes at the centres of most galaxies. But astronomers can’t find these black holes, which should be bright in the most energetic range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Maybe they’re hiding; shrouded in thick clouds of gas and dust. Or maybe something else is generating all the X-ray background radiation.

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