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  • Cassini Chronicles the Life and Times of Saturn's Giant Storm

    Cassini Chronicles the Life and Times of Saturn's Giant Storm

    Nov. 22, 2011

    New images and animated movies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the birth and evolution of the colossal storm that ravaged the northern face of Saturn for nearly a year.

  • Hubble Finds Stellar Life and Death in a Globular Cluster

    Hubble Finds Stellar Life and Death in a Globular Cluster

    Nov. 22, 2011

    A new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows globular cluster NGC 1846, a spherical collection of hundreds of thousands of stars in the outer halo of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

  • How Mars Turned Hostile

    How Mars Turned Hostile

    Nov. 21, 2011

    New NASA Missions to Investigate How Mars Turned Hostile.

  • NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology

    NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology

    Nov. 17, 2011

    Two NASA California centers have been selected to develop new space-aged technologies that could be game-changers in the way we look at planets from above and how we safely transport robots or humans through space and bring them safely back to Earth.

  • Galaxies Are the Ultimate Recyclers

    Galaxies Are the Ultimate Recyclers

    Nov. 17, 2011

    New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements.

  • NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes in Motion

    NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes in Motion

    Nov. 17, 2011

    Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards.

  • LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon

    LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon

    Nov. 17, 2011

    The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created.

  • Supervolcanoes: Not a Threat For 2012

    Supervolcanoes: Not a Threat For 2012

    Nov. 16, 2011

    The geological record holds clues that throughout Earth's 4.5-billion-year lifetime massive supervolcanoes have erupted. However, despite the claims of those who fear 2012, there’s no evidence that such a supereruption is imminent.

  • Student Cloud Observations Help Validate NASA Satellites

    Student Cloud Observations Help Validate NASA Satellites

    Nov. 16, 2011

    In between recess, geography class and eating the lunch their moms packed, NASA scientists have found the time to help validate Earth-observing satellites.

  • Magnetized Moon Rocks

    Magnetized Moon Rocks

    Nov. 15, 2011

    A new theory may explain how magnetized rocks ended up on the Moon - even though the Moon has no global magnetic field today.