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  • The World in a Grain of Stardust

    Dec. 31, 2003

    On January 2, 2004, NASA's Stardust spacecraft will fly through a comet and collect samples of dust for return to Earth.

  • Evil-doers beware! Space scientists are on the case...

    March 26, 2003

    NASA scientists have invented a new video technology that helps police track down criminals.

  • Uncharted Meteors

    June 27, 2003

    The solar system is littered with clouds of dust--some of them uncharted. Earth might encounter one such cloud this Friday, June 27th.

  • Lunar Eclipse

    Nov. 4, 2003

    On Saturday, Nov. 8th, the full moon will glide through our planet's shadow and turn a delightful shade of sunset-red.

  • Lunar Eclipse

    Aug. 6, 2008

  • Night Clouds

    June 20, 2003

    A series of upcoming rocket launches will create glowing-white nighttime clouds visible from the eastern seaboard of the United States.

  • Space: A bad influence on microbes?

    Dec. 1, 2003

    At least one common disease-causing microbe becomes more virulent in simulated microgravity. Scientists studying this phenomenon hope to gain a better understanding of infectious disease.

  • Membranes on Mars

    Dec. 3, 2003

    Thin membranes developed by NASA-funded researchers could help people go to Mars--and clean the air here on Earth.

  • Sick of Mars? Try Saturn

    Sept. 17, 2003

    Seen enough of Mars? There are some alternatives: Saturn is fast becoming an eye-catching sight in the morning sky, and Jupiter's not bad either.

  • Weekend Movie Guide, NASA-style

    Jan. 10, 2003

    Science@NASA presents a review of the IMAX movie Space Station3D. It's the next best thing to space flight.