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  • Wide Awake in the Sea of Tranquillity

    July 19, 2006

    The fourth installment of Science@NASA's Apollo Chronicles explains why Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin couldn't fall asleep in the Sea of Tranquillity.

  • Breathing Moonrocks

    May 5, 2006

    The Moonhas plentiful oxygen for future astronauts. It's lying on the ground. NASA researchers have developed a device that can extract breathable oxygen from lunar soil.

  • Sci-fi Life Support

    Oct. 30, 2006

    Researchers are putting the finishing touches on a new life support system for the ISS that seems to come right out of the pages of science fiction.

  • Magnetic Moondust

    April 4, 2006

    Researchers have discovered something odd about fine-powdered moondust--it's magnetic. This raises the possibility that magnets could be used for dust abatement when Astronautsreturn to the moon.

  • Moonquakes

    March 15, 2006

    NASA Astronautsare going back to The Moonand when they get there they may need quake-proof housing. The Moonis shaking with "shallow moonquakes" that researchers don't fully understand.

  • Scientists Predict Big Solar Cycle

    Dec. 21, 2006

    Evidence is mounting: the next solar cycle is going to be a big one.

  • Was Einstein Wrong About Space Travel?

    March 22, 2006

    According to Einstein's theory of relativity, space travel is a good way to stay young. But Einstein forgot one thing--the biology of space radiation.

  • True Fakes: Scientists Make Simulated Moondust

    Dec. 28, 2006

    NASA is returning to the Moon, but first NASA engineers would like to test designs for lunar landers and rovers on genuine lunar soil. Just one problem: There's not enough real moondust to go around. So scientists are making some "true fakes."

  • Lunar Swirls

    June 26, 2006

    Pale swirls on the surface of The Moonhave been puzzling researchers for decades. Fresh clues are in the offing as NASA prepares a new round of lunar exploration.

  • A New Paradigm for Lunar Orbits

    Nov. 30, 2006

    Orbiting The Moonis tricky. There's a big planet nearby (Earth) that tugs on satellites and destabilizes their orbits. NASA researchers have an idea for a new class of orbits that may solve the problem.