March 20, 2008
For reasons not fully understood by scientists, the weeks around the vernal equinox are prone to Northern Lights.
March 19, 2008
New research by NASA-supported scientists shows how atmospheric gravity waves, the kind we often see rippling in clouds overhead, can hit a thunderstorm and turn it into a deadly tornado.
March 18, 2008
Amateur astronomers around the world have noticed, something is happening to Saturn. The planet's rings are rapidly narrowing and, if this continues, before long they'll be just a wafer-thin line almost invisible to backyard telescopes.
March 16, 2008
The "Life on the Edge" program is barely a month old but it's already producing results in some grade school classrooms.
March 12, 2008
To celebrate Women's History Month, an all-female team of scientists and engineers has taken control of Mars rover Spirit.
March 7, 2008
The surprises continue. Scientists studying the harvest of photos from MESSENGER's Jan. 14th flyby of Mercury have found several craters with strange dark halos and one crater with a spectacularly shiny bottom.
March 6, 2008
Imagine living on a planet where Northern Lights fill the heavens at all hours of the day. Around the clock, even in broad daylight, luminous curtains shimmer and ripple across the sky. News flash: Astronomers have discovered such a planet. Its name is Earth.
March 3, 2008
"Life on the Edge" advances to a mountain summit at 13,000 ft
March 3, 2008
A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars has taken the first ever image of active avalanches near the Red Planet's north pole.
Feb. 29, 2008
New high-resolution radar maps of the Moon's south pole reveal a fantastic land with peaks as high as Mt. McKinley and crater floors four times deeper than the Grand Canyon.