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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
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GPS rival Galileo satellites are launched

KOUROU, French Guiana, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The first two satellites of Europe's Galileo navigation system, billed as the main rival to GPS, were launched Friday, the European Commission said.

Missing Galileo fingers discovered

FLORENCE, Italy, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The director of a museum in Florence, Italy, said two fingers taken from Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in 1737 have been rediscovered.

Galileo's telescope recreated

ROME, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- An Italian team of astronomers, scientists and historians says it has built a telescope using 17th-century astronomer Galileo Galilei's original design.
Pope opens conference on creation

Pope opens conference on creation

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI cited Galileo as a scientist of deep religious faith as he opened a conference on creation Friday at the Vatican.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007.
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U.S. physicist honored by Italian academy

BERKELEY, Calif., July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter has been awarded the 2006 International Antonio Feltrinelli Prize in the physical and mathematical sciences.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2006 with 319 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2005 with 319 to follow.
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Jupiter's Io solar system's hottest place

ST. LOUIS, June 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has calculated that the hottest place in the solar system outside of the sun is Jupiter's moon Io.

Analysis: A second Space Age dawns

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- The year 2004, for all its turmoil involving the Middle East and the domestic presidential election campaign, also may go down in history as the beginning of the second Space Age.
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NASA plans to send new robot to Jupiter

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- NASA's new strategy for sending humans back to the moon or onward to Mars includes employing a race of advanced robots -- some of which will be tested within five years -- on interplanetary jaunts to the farthest locations in the solar system.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Analysis: Mars water discoveries loom huge

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The British social historian James Burke is fond of saying any time humanity's view of reality is changed by new knowledge, reality itself is changed. That is exactly what has happened with the discovery by the Mars rover Opportunity that the red planet o
PHIL BERARDELLI, United Press International

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2004 with 320 to follow.
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Mars probe snaps photo of Earth

PASADENA, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft currently orbiting the red planet has taken a unique photo of Earth, the first ever from a another planet.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2003 with 319 to follow.
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Feature: Saturn presents a glorious face

On Tuesday night, just before the release of the new movie, the real "Lord of the Rings" will give Earth-based observers a spectacular view of its crowning glory.
PHIL BERARDELLI, UPI Deputy Science and Technology Editor

Star gazers get sharpest view yet of sun

Ushering in a new era in solar telescopes, the premiere of a powerful sun-watching instrument has provided astrophysicists with the sharpest, most detailed view yet of the 4.5 billion-year-old superheated ball of gas at the center of our solar system.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Galileo subject of new Philip Glass opera

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Science and mathematics have proved popular subjects for the theater recently in the form of Tony Award-winning plays, "Copenhagen" and "Proof," and now a new w
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Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2002 with 319 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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