March 3, 2008
A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars has taken the first ever image of active avalanches near the Red Planet's north pole.
Oct. 20, 2008
A curiously short-lived type of gamma-ray burst has astronomers puzzled. Leading experts discuss the clues at today's Gamma-ray Burst Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.
May 14, 2008
At long last, astronomers have found one of the Milky Way's mysteriously missing supernovas.
July 18, 2008
NASA scientists are using an infra-red sounder in space to improve short-term weather forecasting.
April 10, 2008
Unlike Earth, the firmament of The Moonis directly exposed to charged particles from the sun. What happens to moondust under the onslaught of solar wind? Researchers in a NASA-supported lab are finding some surprising answers.
Jan. 15, 2008
Images from NASA telescopes are jewels of the space program, marvelous to behold. But how do you behold them when you can't see? The answer lies between the covers of a new NASA-funded book written in Braille, Touch the Invisible Sky.
Nov. 7, 2008
A surge of new-cycle sunspots in October may signal the beginning of the end of the ongoing solar minimum.
July 1, 2008
Look beyond the fireworks on 4th of July weekend. A trio of worlds is converging for a pretty sunset sky show.
June 11, 2008
NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope left Earth today onboard a Delta II rocket. "The entire GLAST Team is elated," reports program manager Kevin Grady of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "The observatory is now on-orbit and all systems continue to operate as planned."
March 6, 2008
Imagine living on a planet where Northern Lights fill the heavens at all hours of the day. Around the clock, even in broad daylight, luminous curtains shimmer and ripple across the sky. News flash: Astronomers have discovered such a planet. Its name is Earth.