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  • Space StationMarathon

    July 3, 2009

    The International Space Station(ISS) is about to make a remarkable series of flybys over the United States. Beginning this 4th of July weekend, the station will appear once, twice, and sometimes three times a day for many days in a row.

  • Space StationRoom With a View

    June 26, 2009

    Astronautsare looking forward to an unprecedented view of the cosmos when the largest window ever built for space is installed on the International Space Station.

  • Satellites Guide Relief to Earthquake Victims

    June 19, 2009

    In the aftermath of a recent, deadly earthquake, the NASA-led SERVIR program orchestrated use of satellite data to show Honduran disaster officials where help was needed most.

  • Mystery of the Missing Sunspots, Solved?

    June 17, 2009

    Where have all the sunspots gone? Scientists studying a jet stream deep inside the sun may have found the answer.

  • Running Out of This World

    June 15, 2009

    With NASA poised to launch the world's most famous treadmill (COLBERT) to the International Space Station, an astronaut describes what it's like to run in space where sweat floats and there is no gravity to hold your feet to the ground.

  • Return of the Mars Hoax

    June 9, 2009

    Just when you thought it was safe to check your email, the Mars Hoax is back!

  • Fake Astronaut Gets Hit by Artificial Solar Flare

    June 3, 2009

    Researchers are about to subject a fake astronaut complete with blood cells and simulated human tissue to an artificial solar flare. How the unlucky volunteer emerges from the radiation storm will reveal for the first time how much of a threat severe solar flares pose to Astronautsen route to The Moonand Mars.

  • New Solar Cycle Prediction

    May 29, 2009

    An international panel of experts has issued a new prediction for the solar cycle which takes into account the surprisingly deep solar minimum of 2008-2009. Read today's story to find out when they think solar maximum will return.

  • Eerie Red Glow Traces Ocean Plant Health

    May 28, 2009

    NASA's Aqua satellite has detected a red glow coming from phytoplankton in Earth's oceans. This unique signal allows researchers to monitor the health of ocean plants in a new and telling way.

  • The Phantom Torso Returns

    May 27, 2009

    The Phantom Torso is back on Earth and he has quite a story to tell about the perils of space radiation.