Sept. 28, 2007
Researchers from the Marshall Space Flight Center have built a new "lunar impact" observatory in rural north Georgia. They're using it for their own cutting edge research and sharing the facility with local middle- and high-school students.
Nov. 2, 2007
On Monday morning, Nov. 5th, Space ShuttleDiscovery is scheduled to undock from the ISS while the pair are gliding over many US towns and cities. The two spaceships will cut across a glittering expanse of morning stars dotted by bright planets and a Venus-Moon conjunction.
May 18, 2007
In the folklore of physics, no story is better known than the tale of Galileo dropping balls from the Leaning Tower of Pisa and proving that gravity accelerates all objects equally regardless of their masses or composition. This is called the "equivalence principle," and it is a cornerstone of modern physics. But was Galileo correct?
July 11, 2007
The Perseid meteor shower is coming, and experts say it should be a great show.
July 20, 2007
A severe dust storm is underway on Mars, causing an energy crisis for NASA's Mars rovers. Dust in the atmosphere has blocked 99 percent of direct sunlight to Opportunity's solar panels.
Sept. 18, 2007
Last week scientists converged on the Living With a Star workshop to share the latest research in solar physics. At one point, nearly 200 participants sat slack-jawed as they watched a new movie recorded by Japan's Hinode spacecraft showing a sunspot emerging from the depths of the sun.
May 25, 2007
A scientist using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has found a way to forecast solar radiation storms.
Nov. 9, 2007
NASA-supported scientists are working on a new device to help predict the sudden transformation of tropical storms to deadly hurricanes.
March 29, 2007
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatoryhas observed some spectacular Northern Lights on the planet Jupiter.
July 18, 2007
This month in the skies above Costa Rica, scientists are flying into thunderclouds to learn more about the inner workings of furious storms.