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  • The Exploding Lunar Eclipse

    2007Sept. 20, 2011

    On Tuesday morning, Aug. 28th, a team of astronomers and engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center will attempt something never done before--to observe meteoroids hitting The Moonand exploding during a lunar eclipse.

  • STEREO Eclipse

    2007April 6, 2011

    NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft was about a million miles from Earth last month when it photographed The Moonpassing in front of the sun. The resulting movie looks like it came from an alien solar system.

  • The Moonis a Harsh Witness

    2007April 6, 2011

    In this story, planetary geologist Paul Spudis discusses some of the mysteries of Earth that might be solved by returning to the Moon.

  • Mayan Ruins on PBS

    2007April 6, 2011

    NASA scientists are using Earth-orbiting satellites to discover hidden ruins in Central American jungles. It's called 'space archeology.' You can find out all about it on a PBS broadcast of NOVA's 'Mayan Ruins' this Tuesday, Jan. 9th, at 8 pm EST.

  • Lunar Eclipse

    2007April 6, 2011

    Mark your calendar: On March 3, 2007, The Moonwill turn red during a total Lunar Eclipsevisible from parts of all seven continents, including the eastern half of the United States.

  • Mysteries of Rain and Snow

    2007April 6, 2011

    People encounter rain and snow every day, and scientists have studied precipitation for centuries, yet it's amazing how much we still don't know about water that falls from the sky.

  • SERVIR: NASA lends a helping hand in Central America

    2007Jan. 19, 2012

    NASA is bringing high-tech satellite images and visualization tools to bear on the unique environmental problems of Central America.

  • Lunar Geminids

    2007April 6, 2011

    NASA astronomers watched at least five Geminid meteoroids hit The Moonand explode during the recent Geminid meteor shower. Soon, they plan to release software that will help amateur astronomers see these explosions for themselves.

  • No Safe Place

    2007April 6, 2011

    The Ulysses spacecraft has discovered that there is no place in the inner solar system completely safe from radiation storms.

  • In Search of Moon Trees

    2002April 6, 2011

    Scattered around our planet are hundreds of creatures that have been to The Moonand back again. None of them are human. They outnumber active Astronauts3:1. And most are missing.