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  • Fasten Your Seat Belts

    Sept. 14, 2007

    NASA's adventurous Discovery program--responsible for the first rover on another planet, the first landing on an asteroid, the first samples of a comet returned to Earth and much more--is about to get even better.

  • Piranha Black Holes

    July 27, 2007

    Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatoryhave caught some supermassive Black Holesengaged in a piranha-like feeding frenzy.

  • First Steps to Mars

    March 28, 2007

    The rockets are still on the drawing board, and some of the Astronautshaven't even been born yet. Nevertheless, NASA's journey to Mars has already begun.

  • Blue Moon over North America

    May 30, 2007

    This Thursday evening, May 31st, The Moonover North America will become full for the second time in the month of May. According to folklore, that makes it a blue moon.

  • Look Ma! No (Human) Hands!

    March 5, 2007

    Two satellites slated for launch this week are heading for an extraordinary rendezvous in Earth orbit. The name of the mission is Orbital Express and its goal is to test futuristic technologies key to the exploration of The Moonand Mars.

  • Blast Off for Orbital Express

    March 9, 2007

    The Orbital Express mission to test cutting-edge automated rendezvous and docking technologies blasted off from Cape Canaveral last night.

  • Floods! Fire! SERVIR!

    Jan. 31, 2007

    When deadly floods struck Panama last November, a space-age "situation room" named SERVIR helped save lives.

  • New Phenomena on the Sun

    March 21, 2007

    NASA has released never-before-seen images that show intense activity in an unexpected place on the sun.

  • The Brightest Supernova Ever

    May 7, 2007

    Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatoryand other telescopes have recorded the brightest supernova ever seen.

  • NASA Spacecraft Make New Discoveries about Northern Lights

    Dec. 11, 2007

    NASA's fleet of THEMIS satellites have made some surprising new discoveries about outbursts of Northern Lights and the source of their power. The discoveries include giant magnetic ropes that connect Earth to the Sun and explosions in the outskirts of Earth's magnetic field.