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  • School Kids Track LCROSS

    Sept. 21, 2009

    Using a colossal radio telescope in the Mojave Desert, school kids around the world are helping NASA track the LCROSS spacecraft as it heads for a crash landing on the Moon.

  • In Search of Dark Asteroids(and Other Sneaky Things)

    Sept. 15, 2009

    NASA is set to launch a sensitive new infrared telescope to seek out sneaky things in the night sky -- among them, dark Asteroidsthat could pose a threat to Earth.

  • NASA Selects Target Crater for Lunar Impact

    Sept. 11, 2009

    NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is racing toward a double-impact on The Moonat 7:30 am EDT on Oct. 9th. Today NASA announced exactly where the crash will take place.

  • NASA Unveils First Images from Rejuvenated Hubble

    Sept. 9, 2009

    Astronomers declared the Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.

  • Are Sunspots Disappearing?

    Sept. 3, 2009

    The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in a century. Weeks and sometimes whole months go by without even a single tiny sunspot. The quiet has prompted some observers to wonder, are sunspots disappearing?

  • Honey, I Blew Up the Tokamak

    Aug. 31, 2009

    NASA is planning a daring new mission to investigate the Universe's favorite way of making things explode. Unlocking the secrets of "magnetic reconnection" could help alleviate the energy crisis on Earth.

  • NASA Heads Out to Sea

    Aug. 21, 2009

    The agency best known for exploring the vast reaches of space has been exploring some of the vast beaches of Earth--and the results may help protect them.

  • Chandra Turns 10

    Aug. 19, 2009

    Astronomers are celebrating 10 years of discovery by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Today's story highlights some of Chandra's most surprising, violent and beautiful images of the high-energy Universe.

  • In Search of Antimatter Galaxies

    Aug. 14, 2009

    Next year, a powerful cosmic ray detector will be installed on the International Space Station. Its mission: to search for antimatter galaxies and other exotic phenomena in the Universe.

  • Horse Flies and Meteors

    Aug. 10, 2009

    Like bugs streaking down the side window of a moving car, colorful Perseid Earthgrazers could put on a pleasing show after sunset on Tuesday, August 11th.