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  • In the Blink of a Hurricane's Eye

    2007April 6, 2011

    NASA-supported scientists are working on a new device to help predict the sudden transformation of tropical storms to deadly hurricanes.

  • A Giant Trilobite on the Sun

    2007April 6, 2011

    Last week scientists converged on the Living With a Star workshop to share the latest research in solar physics. At one point, nearly 200 participants sat slack-jawed as they watched a new movie recorded by Japan's Hinode spacecraft showing a sunspot emerging from the depths of the sun.

  • A New Lunar Impact Observatory

    2007April 6, 2011

    Researchers from the Marshall Space Flight Center have built a new "lunar impact" observatory in rural north Georgia. They're using it for their own cutting edge research and sharing the facility with local middle- and high-school students.

  • A Cool Solar Mystery

    2007April 6, 2011

    One pole of the sun is cooler than the other. That's the surprising conclusion announced today by scientists who have been analyzing data from the ESA-NASA Ulysses spacecraft.

  • Watch Out for Flying Moondust

    2007April 6, 2011

    New research by NASA scientists shows that moondust kicked up by the jets of lunar landers can go on a fantastic journey, completely circling The Moonbefore settling back to the ground. This interesting phenomenon may affect the planning of lunar outposts and other activities as NASA prepares its return to the Moon.

  • Metric Moon

    2007April 6, 2011

    It's official: The Moonis on the metric system. NASA is returning to the Moon, and the agency has decided to use metric units for all future lunar operations.

  • Improving Drought Forecasts

    2007April 6, 2011

    From the deserts of the American southwest to the pine forests of the Deep South, drought-weary residents have one thing on their minds: "I wish it would rain!" Technically, what they should be wishing for is "more streamflow." Find out why in today's story.

  • South Pole Flyby

    2007April 6, 2011

    Today, the ESA-NASA Ulysses spacecraft is flying over uncharted territory--the mysterious South Pole of the sun.

  • Lunar Transient Phenomena

    2007April 6, 2011

    NASA astronomers have been watching the night side of The Moonfor more than a year, and they've just released highlight videos of some of the surprising things they've seen.

  • The Moonis a School for Exploration

    2007Sept. 20, 2011

    NASA has been exploring space for nearly half a century, yet there's one thing we still don't know: what is the best way to explore an alien planet?