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  • CAMEX Top Guns

    2001April 6, 2011

    Flying into the largest storms on Earth is all in a day's work for pilots on a NASA mission to explore hurricanes.

  • Dawn of a New Ozone Hole

    2001April 6, 2011

    Our planet's Antarctic ozone hole is opening once again as Spring approaches in the southern hemisphere -- and scientists say it's a big one.

  • Water-Witching From Space

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    Farmers will soon have a new tool for getting the most out of their fields. NASA's Aqua satellite will provide crucial information about the water in the ground and the weather on the horizon.

  • A Disco Ball in Space

    2001April 6, 2011

    Students and scientists are teaming up for a far-out experiment to monitor the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere.

  • Dust Begets Dust

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    Everyone knows that dry weather leads to dusty soils, but new research suggests that dust might in turn lead to dry weather.

  • Where LightningStrikes

    2001April 6, 2011

    New maps from orbiting sensors that can detect flashes of Lightningeven during the daytime reveal where on Earth the powerful bolts will most likely strike.

  • Beam it Down, Scotty!

    2001April 6, 2011

    Solar Powercollected in space and beamed to Earth could be an environmentally friendly solution to our planet's growing energy problems.

  • Mobile Homes for Microbes

    2001April 6, 2011

    African dust that crosses the Atlantic Ocean and brings beautiful sunsets to Florida also carries potentially harmful bacteria and fungi, a new study shows.

  • Earth Songs

    2001April 6, 2011

    If humans had radio antennas instead of ears, we would hear a remarkable symphony of strange noises coming from our own planet.

  • Earth at Perihelion

    2001April 6, 2011

    This morning at 5 o'clock Eastern Standard time Earth made its annual closest approach to the Sun -- an event astronomers call perihelion.