May 14, 2008
At long last, astronomers have found one of the Milky Way's mysteriously missing supernovas.
May 13, 2008
NASA's Phoenix lander is getting ready to touch down on Mars and begin an unprecedented investigation of the Red Planet's arctic realm.
May 9, 2008
Astronautsare using a Star Trek tricorder-like device to keep track of microscopic life forms onboard the International Space Station.
May 8, 2008
A NASA-funded survey set to begin in 2008 could dramatically increase the number of known planets outside our solar system.
May 6, 2008
In September 1859, a solar flare erupted so intense that the explosion itself was visible to the human eye. A ferocious geomagnetic storm ensued in which Northern Lights descended as far south as Cuba, the Bahamas and Hawaii. Meanwhile, telegraph engineers disconnected their batteries and powered communications by electricity from the auroras! Could it happen again?
April 30, 2008
Today, NASA-funded researchers released to the general public a new "4D" live model of Earth's ionosphere. Without leaving home, anyone can now fly through the layer of ionized gas that encircles Earth at the edge of space itself.
April 25, 2008
An experiment in space has shed new light on the puzzling Physicsof some everyday substances such as blood, ketchup, motor oil and whipped cream.
April 21, 2008
Going to the Moon? Don't forget your duct tape. Thirty-six years ago when Apollo 17 Astronautsfound themselves a quarter million miles from home with a damaged moonbuggy, a roll of "good old fashioned American gray tape" saved the day.
April 17, 2008
NASA-supported researchers have realized that strange things may be happening on the full Moon when it gets hit by Earth's magnetic tail.
April 10, 2008
Unlike Earth, the firmament of The Moonis directly exposed to charged particles from the sun. What happens to moondust under the onslaught of solar wind? Researchers in a NASA-supported lab are finding some surprising answers.