June 18, 2003
Amateur astronomers report that The Red Planetis now so close, you can see its south polar cap through a backyard telescope.
Feb. 5, 2003
NASA research is unlocking the amazing potential of high-temperature superconductors.
Aug. 7, 2003
It's not every day you get to watch a planetary ice cap melt, but this month you can. All you need are clear skies, a backyard telescope, and a sky map leading to Mars.
Feb. 19, 2003
NASA spacecraft may have finally found the mysterious source of gullies on Mars: melting snow.
Sept. 12, 2003
Solar flares that scorch Earth's atmosphere are commonplace. But scientists have discovered a few each year that are not like the others: they come from stars thousands of light years away.
April 2, 2003
This week Astronautsonboard the International Space Stationare studying strange magnetic fluids that might one day flow in the veins of Robotsand help buildings resist earthquakes.
July 9, 2003
On July 1st a bright dust cloud spilled out of Hellas Basin, a giant impact crater on Mars' southern hemisphere, and quickly grew large enough to see from Earth. Amateur astronomers have been tracking the cloud ever since.
Oct. 20, 2003
Before dawn on Tuesday, Oct. 21st, and Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, sky watchers can see two bright planets, the crescent moon and a meteor shower.
Feb. 18, 2003
Astronautsonboard the International Space Stationhave been observing strange electric-blue clouds hovering near the edge of space.
July 7, 2003
A Physicstheory used to create cutting-edge "designer materials" doesn't work as scientists expect. A new experiment planned for the International Space Stationcould reveal why.