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  • The Mysterious Case of Crater Giordano Bruno

    April 26, 2001

    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.

  • Tireless Science Communication Pays Off

    April 4, 2001

    Last night, the Science@NASA family of web sites received the 2000 Pirelli INTERNETional, a prestigious international award for science communications.

  • Conjuring Crystals

    Dec. 11, 2001

    Discovered in space, an amazing method for growing well-ordered crystals is working here on Earth, too. NASA scientists are figuring out the Physicsbehind the procedure.

  • Leafy Green Astronauts

    April 9, 2001

    NASA scientists are learning how to grow plants in space. Such far-out crops will eventually take their place alongside people, microbes and machines in self-contained habitats for astronauts.

  • The Sun Does a Flip

    Feb. 15, 2001

    NASA scientists who monitor the Sun say that our star's awesome magnetic field is flipping -- a sure sign that solar maximum is here.

  • What Lurks in the Outer Solar System?

    Sept. 13, 2001

    It's just a matter of time, say researchers, before astronomers find something as big as Pluto in the chilly outer reaches of the solar system.

  • A Day in the Life of a Space Walker

    Oct. 4, 2001

    Astronaut and explorer Jim Reilly tells what it's like to do construction work in the far-out environment of space.

  • Science Out of Africa

    March 9, 2001

    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!

  • The Eastern U.S. Keeps Its Cool

    Jan. 18, 2001

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

  • Plumbing the Space Station

    April 3, 2001

    Nothing goes to waste on the International Space Stationwhere nearly everything is recycled. What makes this ecologist's dream world work? Some of the fanciest plumbing in the solar system!