March 14, 2003
The ongoing El Nino climate disturbance has a unusual personality. It's weak where it should be strong, warm where it should be cold. And now it seems about to end earlier than expected.
Sept. 4, 2003
A surprising number of Astronautsare also musicians--and they love to play in space. "Music makes it seem less like a space ship, and more like a home," says astronaut Carl Walz.
May 22, 2003
NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft turned away from Mars for a while on May 8th and took a unique picture of Earth from Mars-orbit.
July 10, 2003
Some 13 billion years ago in a distant cluster of stars, a planet formed. Remarkably it's still there, according to astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Oct. 31, 2003
Asteroid Hermes has a knack for flying past Earth without anyone noticing. It's approaching our planet again this week, but this time we know it's coming.
Aug. 6, 2008
Sept. 8, 2003
Mars' closest approach to Earth was on August 27th--but The Red Planetis even easier to see now.
Nov. 12, 2003
Solar maximum is years past, yet the sun has been remarkably active lately. Is the sunspot cycle broken?
Oct. 2, 2003
Researchers are finding that life can thrive in some unexpected places on Earth--and perhaps elsewhere in the Universe, too.
Jan. 27, 2003
The Space ShuttleColumbia (STS-107) will make a lovely series of morning passes over the United States this week.