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Nov. 18, 2010
At a press conference today at NASA HQ, researchers released beautiful new images of an unprecedented snowstorm engulfing Comet Hartley 2.
Nov. 15, 2010
An amazingly young black hole--only 30 years old--has been found in a nearby galaxy by astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Nov. 12, 2010
Did you know Earth has a long tail of dust? It's real, and it could lead researchers to the discovery of distant alien worlds.
Nov. 8, 2010
Prompted by a recent increase in solar activity, more than a hundred researchers and government officials are converging on Helwan, Egypt, this week to discuss a matter of global importance: storms from the sun.
Nov. 2, 2010
A surge of cyanide gas from the nucleus of Comet Hartley 2 has researchers wondering, what is going on in the core of this small but active comet? Answers are in the offing as NASA's EPOXI mission prepares for a daring flyby on Nov. 4th.
Oct. 27, 2010
A pair of NASA spacecraft that were supposed to be dead last year are heading to the Moon for a breakthrough mission in lunar orbit.
Oct. 26, 2010
A pair of unusual fireballs over Canada and the southeastern USA have experts wondering if Comet Hartley 2 might produce a meteor shower in early November.
Oct. 26, 2010
Modern power grids are increasingly vulnerable to strong solar storms. A new NASA project named "Solar Shield" could help keep the lights on.
Oct. 23, 2010
Astrobiologists searching for life beyond Earth need to know how well life and its building blocks fare in space. To find out, NASA will monitor a miniature "crew" of organic molecules and microbes orbiting Earth for 6 months.
Oct. 21, 2010
Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists say there's more than just water hiding in cold lunar craters.