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  • Planets Align for the Perseid Meteor Shower

    Planets Align for the Perseid Meteor Shower

    Aug. 5, 2010

    Mark your calendar: On Thursday, August 12th, an alignment of planets in the sunset sky will kick off the finest meteor shower of 2010, the Perseids.

  • Spirit May Never Phone Home Again

    Spirit May Never Phone Home Again

    July 30, 2010

    NASA is hoping for a 'miracle from Mars' as mission controllers wait to hear from Spirit. The rover is trying to survive its toughest winter yet, and may never phone home again.

  • Spacequakes Rumble Near Earth

    Spacequakes Rumble Near Earth

    July 27, 2010

    Researchers using NASA's THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a form of space weather that packs the punch of an earthquake and plays a key role in sparking bright Northern Lights. They call it "the spacequake."

  • Space Weather Turns into an International Problem

    Space Weather Turns into an International Problem

    July 16, 2010

    Representatives from more than 25 of the world's most technologically-advanced nations have gathered in Germany today to hear about a problem that may be too big for any one country to handle alone: solar storms.

  • A Puzzling Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere

    A Puzzling Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere

    July 15, 2010

    Researchers are puzzling over a sharper-than-expected collapse of Earth's upper atmosphere during the deep solar minimum of 2008-09.

  • Rosetta Discovers Haunting Beauty in Deep Space

    Rosetta Discovers Haunting Beauty in Deep Space

    July 14, 2010

    The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe is beaming back hauntingly beautiful images of mysterious asteroid Lutetia.

  • Down the Lunar Rabbit-hole

    Down the Lunar Rabbit-hole

    July 12, 2010

    Newly-discovered pits on the Moon could be entrances to a geologic wonderland of underground caves and tunnels. Researchers discuss the possibilities in today's story from Science@NASA.

  • South Pacific Eclipse

    South Pacific Eclipse

    July 9, 2010

    On Sunday, July 11th, a total eclipse of rare beauty will sweep across the South Pacific.

  • Students Record Spellbinding Video of Disintegrating Spacecraft

    Students Record Spellbinding Video of Disintegrating Spacecraft

    June 25, 2010

    On June 13th, while flying on an airplane at 41,000 feet, high school students from Massachusetts witnessed and recorded the dramatic breakup of Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft over Australia. Their newly-processed video is a must-see.

  • Big Lunar Eclipse

    Big Lunar Eclipse

    June 24, 2010

    This Saturday morning, June 26th, there's going to be a lunar eclipse—and for many residents of the USA, it's going to be a big one.