Sept. 14, 2007
NASA's adventurous Discovery program--responsible for the first rover on another planet, the first landing on an asteroid, the first samples of a comet returned to Earth and much more--is about to get even better.
Sept. 7, 2007
Astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center are testing a strangely-shaped mirror that will allow them to explore the Universe using super-energetic X-rays.
Aug. 31, 2007
A tough, pesky molecule possibly key to the Originsof life on Earth has been spotted in deep space surviving the ferocious blastwave of a supernova explosion.
Aug. 27, 2007
On Tuesday morning, Aug. 28th, a team of astronomers and engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center will attempt something never done before--to observe meteoroids hitting The Moonand exploding during a lunar eclipse.
Aug. 21, 2007
Earth and Mars are rapidly converging. Relative speed: 22,000 mph. Contrary to rumor, Mars is not about to swell to the size of a full Moon, but there is something eerie and Martian to look for in the night sky next week.
Aug. 16, 2007
When she blasted off onboard the Space Shuttlelast week, teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan carried millions of basil seeds to the ISS. Soon she'll return millions more "space seeds" for students on Earth to study.
Aug. 15, 2007
Astronomers have discovered something they've never seen before: a star with a tail like a comet.
Aug. 10, 2007
This human interest story describes a night in the life of scientists and engineers working 'round the clock to test NASA's next great space telescope.
Aug. 8, 2007
On Sept. 1st, a flurry of bright and oddly-colored Meteorscould spill across the skies of western North America--or not. Forecasters are divided about what will happen next month when Earth runs into an ancient stream of debris from Comet Kiess.
Aug. 3, 2007
Mark your calendar: On Tuesday morning, August 28th, there's going to be a dreamy, colorful, total eclipse of the Moon.