June 3, 2002
On Monday, June 10th, The Moonwill glide in front of the Sun as it sets over parts of North America.
Sept. 5, 2002
Is it safe to swim in your local lake? Are the fish from that lake good to eat? Earth-orbiting satellites are plumbing the depths of muddy waters to find the answers.
Oct. 11, 2002
Earth-orbiting satellites are collecting valuable data that reveal the environmental impact of fast-growing cities.
May 10, 2002
Another Leonid meteor storm is due in 2002. Rumor has it that a full Moon will ruin the show ... but perhaps there's hope for a marvelous show, after all.
May 24, 2002
Stick out your index finger and hold it at arm's length. The width of your fingertip is how far apart Jupiterand Venus will be on June 3rd -- a remarkable close encounter between the two brightest planets.
Dec. 6, 2002
NASA-supported researchers are studying the complex Physicsof migrating sand dunes--a grave concern in nations where the relentless advance of desert dunes is a serious threat to habitation and agriculture.
Nov. 15, 2002
NASA and other government agencies are helping the commercial space industry get off the ground by validating and buying satellite data.
Feb. 14, 2002
Researchers using a space-age device called a bioreactor have grown patches of heart tissue that beat and respond much like a real human heart.
May 2, 2002
Two new NASA technologies have squeezed 10 times more power out of some supercomputers. Climate scientists are putting the extra number-crunching muscle to good use.
March 20, 2002
Scientists have created a new kind of matter: It comes in waves and bridges the gap between the everyday world of humans and the micro-domain of quantum physics.