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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.
Oct. 15, 2010
NASA's Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft is hurtling toward Comet Hartley 2 for a breathtaking flyby on Nov. 4th. Mission scientists say all systems are go for a close encounter with one of the smallest yet most active comets they've seen.
Oct. 13, 2010
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured rare images of a suspected asteroid collision. The snapshots show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a comet-like trail of material. Their findings will be published in the Oct. 14th issue of Nature.
Oct. 7, 2010
Planetary exploration is shifting into high gear with an unprecedented tripling of flybys, orbital insertions and launches to destinations around the solar system. To commemorate the increase, NASA has declared the year ahead "The Year of the Solar System."
Sept. 21, 2010
For the first time in almost 20 years, northern autumn is beginning on the night of a full Moon. The coincidence sets the stage for a "Super Harvest Moon" and a must-see sky show to mark the change of seasons.
Sept. 21, 2010
Researchers using data from NASA's STEREO spacecraft have found that solar storms don't always travel in a straight line. This adds a surprising new twist to the science of space weather forecasting.