Dec. 11, 2006
Astronaut Don Pettit has just landed in the meteorite-rich ice fields of Antarctica where he plans to launch a series of edgy and entertaining science experiments to be shared with the general public.
April 5, 2006
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found a disk of dusty debris surroundung a long-dead star. It is the kind of disk where planets are born, raising the possibility that second-generation planets can form around stars after they go supernova.
March 10, 2006
This week researchers announced that a storm is coming--the most intense solar maximum in fifty years.
May 22, 2006
A 22-year veteran of prospecting and mining on Earth has some no-nonsense advice for lunar explorers.
May 10, 2006
The Sun's Great Conveyor Belt has slowed to a record-low crawl, which has important implications for future solar activity: Solar Cycle 25 peaking in 2022 could be one of the weakest in centuries.
Oct. 26, 2006
A satellite orbiting Earth is learning to think for itself. This artificial intelligence offers a powerful new way to study Earth, and it may prove useful on other planets, too.
Aug. 30, 2006
A European spaceship is about to crash into the Moon. Amateur astronomers may be able to observe the impact.
Jan. 9, 2006
Three of the most powerful hurricanes of 2005 were filled with mysterious lightning.
Nov. 9, 2006
Conventional wisdom says The Moonis dead. Conventional wisdom may be wrong. Today in the journal Nature, a team of scientists announced evidence for fresh geologic activity on the Moon.
April 11, 2006
This month, Venus can guide you to a naked-eye planet that ancient astronomers inexplicably failed to see.