Jan. 19, 2000
Sky watchers in Western Europe and the Americas can enjoy the first total Lunar Eclipseof the year 2000 on Thursday night.
Dec. 29, 2000
One of the most intense annual meteor showers, the Quadrantids, will peak over North America on January 3, 2001. Sky watchers could see an impressive outburst numbering as many as 100 shooting stars per hour.
Aug. 7, 2000
To the surprise and delight of astronomers, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a small armada of "mini-comets" left behind by what seemed to be a total disintegration of the explosive comet LINEAR.
April 17, 2000
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, has successfully completed its passage through our solar system's asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Feb. 14, 2000
NASA's NEAR spacecraft has entered orbit around asteroid 433 Eros.
Nov. 29, 2000
Life in space is a daring adventure, but somebody still has to cook dinner and take out the trash. Science@NASA interviews two Astronautsabout the thrill and routine of daily life in orbit.
March 23, 2000
The exotic world of gamma-ray Astronomyhas taken yet another surprising turn with the revelation that half the previously unidentified high-energy gamma ray sources in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, actually comprise a new class of mysterious objects. "These are objects we've never seen before," says one NASA scientist.
Jan. 27, 2000
After receiving weak signals that may have come from Mars Polar Lander on Dec. 18 and Jan. 4, Stanford radio astronomers are again listening for murmurs from the missing spacecraft.
Sept. 22, 2000
Today Earth joins two other worlds in the solar system where it is northern autumn. Read this story to learn more about Earth's September equinox and to ponder the bizarre seasons of other planets.
Dec. 6, 2000
Many processes that shape the Earth's landscape happen too slowly to be witnessed in a human lifetime. But recent analysis of satellite imagery shows that a large glacier tongue on the coast of East Antarctica has disintegrated, changing the shape of the coastline almost overnight.