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  • Big Air on the Moon

    Feb. 14, 2006

    Olympic aerialist and gold medal winner Eric Bergoust discusses the wonderful possibilities of ski-jumping on the moon.

  • Electric Ice

    Sept. 13, 2006

    Imagine looking inside a million clouds. That's what NASA researchers have done using the TRMM satellite to explore the strange connection between Lightningand ice.

  • The Mysterious Smell of Moondust

    Jan. 30, 2006

    Long after the last Apollo astronaut left the moon, a mystery lingers: Why does moondust smell like gunpowder?

  • Strange Moonlight

    Sept. 28, 2006

    When the Harvest Moon rises on Oct. 6th, go outside. You may notice a few puzzling things.

  • Good News and a Puzzle

    May 26, 2006

    Earth's ozone layer appears to be on the road to recovery, but the reasons why aren't fully understood.

  • Mini-CometsApproaching Earth

    March 24, 2006

    A cometary "string-of-pearls" will fly past Earth in May 2006 giving astronomers a fantastic view of a comet in its death throes.

  • Lunar Dust Buster

    April 19, 2006

    NASA researchers have built a device that picks up moondust and takes it for a ride on an electrodynamic wave--like a surfer on the ocean. Their invention could come in handy when Astronautsreturn to the Moon.

  • Novarupta

    Oct. 3, 2006

    Climate scientists are learning new things from an old and very powerful Alaskan volcano: Novarupta.

  • Apollo Chronicles: Jack Skis the Moon

    Jan. 17, 2006

    The ski report is out of this world: clear skies, no wind and deep powder. We're talking about the moon.

  • First Light for Hinode

    Nov. 2, 2006

    A new space telescope onboard Japan's Hinode spacecraft is beaming back some fantastic images of the sun.