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  • 2006 Transit of Mercury

    Oct. 20, 2006

    Mark your calendar: On Wednesday, Nov 8th, the planet Mercury will pass directly in front the Sun.

  • Crash Landing on the Moon

    July 28, 2006

    At the dawn on the Space Age, the first spaceship to reach The Mooncrashed. Forty-seven years later, NASA plans to do it again.

  • Lunar Olympics

    Feb. 8, 2006

    If winter Olympic Games were held on the moon, where would they be? The lunar Alps, of course.

  • Thanksgiving Skies

    Nov. 21, 2006

    Flying somewhere for Thanksgiving? Think of it as a sky watching opportunity. There are some things you can see only through the window of an airplane.

  • The Sky is Falling

    April 28, 2006

    Every day The Moonis hit by a surprising number of meteoroids. NASA researchers are poking through old Apollo data to find out if these projectiles pose a threat to future explorers.

  • The X-ray Transit of Mercury

    Nov. 17, 2006

    Using a high-resolution X-ray telescope, Japan's new Hinode spacecraft captured some unique and beautiful images of last week's Transit of Mercury.

  • A Meteoroid Hits the Moon

    June 13, 2006

    Last month, astronomers watched a meteoroid blast a hole in the lunar Sea of Clouds. Their video of the event is a must-see.

  • Corkscrew Asteroids

    June 9, 2006

    A tiny asteroid corkscrewing around Earth for the past seven years is about to leave the neighborhood.

  • SuitSat

    Jan. 26, 2006

    Using a simple police scanner or ham radio, you can listen to a disembodied spacesuit circling Earth.

  • See the Incredible Shrinking Planet

    Feb. 21, 2006

    Mercury makes a rare appearance in the evening sky this week.