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  • Mesmerized by Moondust

    Nov. 21, 2005

    Using laser beams and electric fields, NASA researchers are catching individual grains of moondust and studying the curious way they behave.

  • The Da Vinci Glow

    Oct. 4, 2005

    Five hundred years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci solved an ancient astronomical riddle: the mystery of Earthshine.

  • Summer Moon Illusion

    June 20, 2005

    The lowest-hanging full moon in 18 years is going to play tricks on your brain this week.

  • Sickening Solar Flares

    Jan. 27, 2005

    The biggest solar proton storm in 15 years erupted last week. NASA researchers discuss what it might have done to someone on the Moon.

  • An Odd List of Body Parts

    Oct. 26, 2005

    Researchers are making a list: Which parts of an astronaut are most sensitive to solar flares? The answer might surprise you.

  • Don't Breathe the Moondust

    April 22, 2005

    When Humans return to The Moonand travel to Mars, they'll have to be careful of what they inhale.

  • Spooky Astronomy

    Oct. 27, 2005

    Halloween 2005 is the Night of Mars. But that's not the only reason it's a big night for astronomers.

  • Spectacular Conjunction

    June 22, 2005

    Mercury, Venus and Saturn are converging for a spectacular close encounter this weekend.

  • How is a Rocket like a Guitar?

    Oct. 21, 2005

    Guitars and rockets have a lot in common, but what's good for a musician might spell trouble for an astronaut.

  • Fireball Sightings

    Nov. 3, 2005

    Earth is orbiting through a swarm of space debris that may be producing an unusual number of nighttime fireballs.