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  • Colliding Auroras Produce Explosions of Light

    2009April 6, 2011

    A continent-wide network of all-sky cameras has photographed a never-before-seen phenomenon: colliding auroras that produce explosions of light. The must-see images have solved a long-standing mystery of Northern Lights.

  • NASA Heads Out to Sea

    2009April 6, 2011

    The agency best known for exploring the vast reaches of space has been exploring some of the vast beaches of Earth--and the results may help protect them.

  • Microwaving Water from Moondust

    2009April 6, 2011

    NASA scientists have figured out how to extract water from lunar soil. Their approach is as easy as using a microwave oven.

  • The Fall of the Maya: 'They Did it to Themselves'

    2009April 6, 2011

    Archeologists are using NASA satellites and supercomputers to crack the mystery of the ancient Maya. New findings suggest the Maya may have played a key role in their own downfall.

  • NASA Selects Target Crater for Lunar Impact

    2009April 6, 2011

    NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is racing toward a double-impact on The Moonat 7:30 am EDT on Oct. 9th. Today NASA announced exactly where the crash will take place.

  • NASA Mission to Study the Moon's Fragile Atmosphere

    2009April 6, 2011

    NASA is planning a mission to study the Moon's fragile atmosphere--before it's too late.

  • Monster Waves on the Sun are Real

    2009April 6, 2011

    Data from NASA's STEREO spacecraft have confirmed the stunning reality of monster waves on the sun known as "solar tsunamis."

  • Moonship Photographed by Backyard Astronomers

    2009April 6, 2011

    Amateur astronomers have photographed NASA's LCROSS spacecraft en route to an October crash landing on the Moon. Observers say the spacecraft is surprisingly easy to photograph, and NASA hopes more amateurs will give it a try.

  • Mt. Redoubt Gives Alaskans a Taste of the Moon

    2009April 6, 2011

    By coating the countryside with gritty, abrasive, electrostatically-charged volcanic ash, Mt. Redoubt is giving Alaskans an unexpected taste of what it's like to live on the Moon.

  • Water Molecules Found on the Moon

    2009April 6, 2011

    Using instruments on three separate spacecraft, scientists have discovered water molecules in the polar regions of the Moon.