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  • Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space

    Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space

    June 18, 2013

    On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn.

  • Collision Course? A Comet Heads for Mars

    Collision Course? A Comet Heads for Mars

    March 26, 2013

    A comet is heading for Mars, and there is a chance that it might hit the Red Planet in October 2014. An impact wouldn't necessarily mean the end of NASA's Mars program. But it would transform the program along with Mars itself.

  • Comet ISON Meteor Shower

    Comet ISON Meteor Shower

    April 19, 2013

    A new model of the debris flowing from Comet ISON suggests that the sungrazer could dust the Earth with meteoroids in early 2014. Experts discuss the possibilities today's story from Science@NASA.

  • Comet ISON to fly by Mars

    Comet ISON to fly by Mars

    Aug. 23, 2013

    Comet ISON is heading for a Thanksgiving Day brush with the sun, but first it's going to pay a visit to the Red Planet. Mars rovers and satellites will have a ringside seat for the comet's close approach on Oct. 1st.

  • Comet ISON vs. the Solar Storm

    Comet ISON vs. the Solar Storm

    Nov. 24, 2013

    On Nov. 28th. Comet ISON will have a perilous close encounter with the Sun. In today's story from Science@NASA, experts discuss what might happen if the comet gets hit by a solar storm at point-blank range.

  • Comet ISON: What's Next?

    Comet ISON: What's Next?

    Nov. 14, 2013

    Comet ISON is plunging toward the sun for a perilous pass through the solar atmosphere on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28th). In today's story from Science@NASA, a leading expert lays out some possible outcomes for the sundiving comet--from premature disintegration to spectacular survival.

  • Comet of the Century?

    Comet of the Century?

    Jan. 18, 2013

    Astronomers are keeping a close eye on newly-discovered Comet ISON, which could become visible in broad daylight later this year when it skims through the atmosphere of the sun.

  • Curiosity Drills into Mars

    Curiosity Drills into Mars

    Feb. 9, 2013

    In a milestone accomplishment, NASA's Curiosity rover has drilled into a rock on Mars and gathered material from its interior. This is the first time any robot has drilled into a rock to collect a sample on Mars.

  • Don't Let This Happen to Your Planet

    Don't Let This Happen to Your Planet

    March 29, 2013

    Life as we know it doesn't thrive on planets without ozone layers, which is why the recovery of Earth's ozone layer is so important. A new instrument slated for launch to the ISS will monitor our planet's protective ozone cocoon with greater depth and precision than ever before.

  • Dry Ice "Snowboards" on Mars

    Dry Ice "Snowboards" on Mars

    June 12, 2013

    New research suggests that some of the famous gullies on Mars are caused by slabs of dry ice gliding down sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft.