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  • El Nino Repellent?

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    New satellite images of the Pacific Ocean hint that El Nino will not return this winter. Instead, La Nina-like weather patterns will persist thanks to a "Pacific Decadal Oscillation" that might also repel strong El Ninos.

  • The Pacific Dust Express

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    North America has been sprinkled with a dash of Asia! A dust cloud from China crossed the Pacific Ocean recently and rained Asian dust from Alaska to Florida.

  • Smoke Sentry in Space

    2001April 6, 2011

    In the past firefighters looked toward the sky for relief from relentless wildfires, wishing for rain or perhaps a cool breeze. Now there's a different kind of aid beaming down from the heavens.

  • Desert Dust Kills Florida Fish

    2001April 6, 2011

    New research links huge African dust clouds with red tides that kill millions of fish along the Florida coast each year.

  • The Eastern U.S. Keeps Its Cool

    2001April 6, 2011

    While surface temperatures across most of the globe are on the rise, the eastern U.S. appears to be slowly cooling.

  • Science Out of Africa

    2001April 6, 2011

    Not all NASA adventures happen in space. In this story a scientist describes his down-to-Earth encounters with poisonous snakes, charging elephants and more!

  • Into the Storm

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    While most people are trying to avoid the perils of this year's hurricanes, scientists will soon be flying right into the mighty storms!

  • The Mysterious Case of Crater Giordano Bruno

    2001April 6, 2011

    A band of 12th century sky watchers saw something big hit The Moon800 years ago. Or did they? A new study suggests the event was a meteoritic trick of the eye.

  • Aphelion Away!

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    On the 4th of July, Earth will lie at its greatest distance from the Sun -- an annual event astronomers call "aphelion." But don't expect any sudden relief from the heat.

  • The Great Moon Hoax

    2001April 6, 2011

    Yes, there really is a Moon hoax, but the prankster isn't NASA. Moon rocks and common sense prove Apollo Astronautsreally did visit the Moon.