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  • Lunar Transient Phenomena

    Jan. 23, 2007

    NASA astronomers have been watching the night side of The Moonfor more than a year, and they've just released highlight videos of some of the surprising things they've seen.

  • A Massive Explosion on the Sun

    April 24, 2007

    Last December, Japan's Hinode spacecraft observed a massive explosion on the sun. Researchers analyzing the data have now produced a must-see movie of the flare's magnetic underpinnings.

  • South Pole Flyby

    Feb. 7, 2007

    Today, the ESA-NASA Ulysses spacecraft is flying over uncharted territory--the mysterious South Pole of the sun.

  • Cosmic Cockroaches

    Aug. 31, 2007

    A tough, pesky molecule possibly key to the Originsof life on Earth has been spotted in deep space surviving the ferocious blastwave of a supernova explosion.

  • Throttling Back to the Moon

    July 16, 2007

    Accelerating from 0 to 60, then slowing down for a stop light is no problem for an ordinary automobile. But if you were piloting a rocketship, it wouldn't be so easy.

  • Mars Doubles in Brightness

    Nov. 21, 2007

    During the past month, Mars has doubled in brightness and now it is putting a nice show for backyard stargazers. A good night to look is Nov. 26th when Mars has an eye-catching close encounter with the Moon.

  • Methane Blast

    May 4, 2007

    NASA-supported scientists and engineers have successfully tested a methane-powered rocket engine. The firing was not only remarkably beautiful but also may herald a new type of spacecraft that one day roams the outer solar system gathering fuel from planets and moons that it visits.

  • Improving Drought Forecasts

    Nov. 30, 2007

    From the deserts of the American southwest to the pine forests of the Deep South, drought-weary residents have one thing on their minds: "I wish it would rain!" Technically, what they should be wishing for is "more streamflow." Find out why in today's story.

  • Dreamy Lunar Eclipse

    Aug. 3, 2007

    Mark your calendar: On Tuesday morning, August 28th, there's going to be a dreamy, colorful, total eclipse of the Moon.

  • New Lakes Discovered on Titan

    Oct. 12, 2007

    The Cassini spacecraft has discovered three new lakes near the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan. These strange bodies are filled not with water but liquid methane and ethane. Researchers are also studying a lake near Titan's north pole larger than Lake Superior.