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  • No Safe Place

    Feb. 22, 2007

    The Ulysses spacecraft has discovered that there is no place in the inner solar system completely safe from radiation storms.

  • Lunar Geminids

    Jan. 3, 2007

    NASA astronomers watched at least five Geminid meteoroids hit The Moonand explode during the recent Geminid meteor shower. Soon, they plan to release software that will help amateur astronomers see these explosions for themselves.

  • Bargain Basement Satellites

    Nov. 19, 2007

    NASA scientists have developed a fast and easy-to-build satellite named FASTSAT that could accelerate the pace of space exploration.

  • Christmas Eve Sky Show

    Dec. 20, 2007

    Consider it an early Christmas gift: On Dec. 24th The Moonand Mars are putting on a beautiful late-night sky show.

  • Strange Lights: The 2007 Aurigid Meteor Shower

    Aug. 8, 2007

    On Sept. 1st, a flurry of bright and oddly-colored Meteorscould spill across the skies of western North America--or not. Forecasters are divided about what will happen next month when Earth runs into an ancient stream of debris from Comet Kiess.

  • Chandra Discovers a Cosmic Cannonball

    Nov. 28, 2007

    Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatoryhave discovered one of the fastest stars ever seen--a "cosmic cannonball" that is challenging theories to explain its blistering speed.

  • Grand Theft Pluto

    Feb. 26, 2007

    En route to Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about to fly by Jupiter, and while it's there, steal some velocity for the trip ahead.

  • Of Skunks and Telescopes

    Aug. 10, 2007

    This human interest story describes a night in the life of scientists and engineers working 'round the clock to test NASA's next great space telescope.

  • The Adventures of ASTRO and NextSat

    July 6, 2007

    A pair of Robotsnamed ASTRO and NextSat have been working together in Earth orbit, docking, undocking, flying around and refueling, as if they have minds of their own.

  • Mysteries of Rain and Snow

    March 2, 2007

    People encounter rain and snow every day, and scientists have studied precipitation for centuries, yet it's amazing how much we still don't know about water that falls from the sky.