July 11, 2002
An upcoming shuttle mission will carry small columns of sand into space -- and will return with valuable lessons for earthquake engineers, farmers and physicists.
July 8, 2002
A group of Astronautswill never forget the day they flew right through a cloud of auroras while onboard the Space ShuttleAtlantis.
July 2, 2002
Earth reaches its greatest distance from the Sun (aphelion) during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Curiously, our planet is globally warmer when it is farther from the Sun.
June 24, 2002
Summer is a good time to spot giant moons near the horizon. It's the season for the mysterious moon illusion.
June 21, 2002
Shaquille O'Neal's stubby shadow is proof that our planet is tipped on its side--and summer has arrived.
June 19, 2002
Deep within the cells we're made of, squishy skeletons feel the effects of gravity ... and respond in unexpected ways.
June 13, 2002
Today astronomers announced the discovery of more than a dozen New Planetsorbiting distant stars. One of those planetary systems looks curiously like our own.
June 12, 2002
A device just delivered to the ISS will add something important to Space Stationresearch: the human touch.
June 11, 2002
This week is a good time to spot two spaceships flying over your backyard: the International Space Stationand the Space ShuttleEndeavour.
June 7, 2002
Some fluids have a mysterious property: one moment they're thick, the next they're thin. Physicists aim to find out why with the aid of an experiment in space.