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  • A Quirky El Nino

    March 14, 2003

    The ongoing El Nino climate disturbance has a unusual personality. It's weak where it should be strong, warm where it should be cold. And now it seems about to end earlier than expected.

  • Space StationMusic

    Sept. 4, 2003

    A surprising number of Astronautsare also musicians--and they love to play in space. "Music makes it seem less like a space ship, and more like a home," says astronaut Carl Walz.

  • Pictures of Earth from Mars

    May 22, 2003

    NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft turned away from Mars for a while on May 8th and took a unique picture of Earth from Mars-orbit.

  • Ancient Planet

    July 10, 2003

    Some 13 billion years ago in a distant cluster of stars, a planet formed. Remarkably it's still there, according to astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • The Curious Tale of Asteroid Hermes

    Oct. 31, 2003

    Asteroid Hermes has a knack for flying past Earth without anyone noticing. It's approaching our planet again this week, but this time we know it's coming.

  • Strange Clouds

    Aug. 6, 2008

  • The Planet that Won't Go Away

    Sept. 8, 2003

    Mars' closest approach to Earth was on August 27th--but The Red Planetis even easier to see now.

  • The Sun Goes Haywire

    Nov. 12, 2003

    Solar maximum is years past, yet the sun has been remarkably active lately. Is the sunspot cycle broken?

  • The Goldilocks Zone

    Oct. 2, 2003

    Researchers are finding that life can thrive in some unexpected places on Earth--and perhaps elsewhere in the Universe, too.

  • Look at that Spaceship

    Jan. 27, 2003

    The Space ShuttleColumbia (STS-107) will make a lovely series of morning passes over the United States this week.