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The Fireballs of February
The Fireballs of February
In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was a rock from space.Read More...
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Mark your calendar. On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.Read More...
Comet Corpses in the Solar Wind
Comet Corpses in the Solar Wind
A paper published in today's issue of Science raises an intriguing new possibility for astronomers: unearthing comet corpses in the solar wind. The new research is based on dramatic images of a comet disintegrating in the sun's atmosphere last July.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Fran Bagenal (Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Co-Investigator for the New Horizons Mission)
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has found two Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant sun-like star.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Peter Jenniskens (Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Peter Jenniskens (Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Robert Mitchell (Cassini Program Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Robert Mitchell (Cassini Program Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
Comet Lovejoy Plunges into the Sun ... and Survives
Comet Lovejoy Plunges into the Sun ... and Survives
Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy has shocked astronomers by surviving its "death plunge" into the sun. Must-see movies of the comet's passage through the sun's atmosphere are featured in today's story from Science@NASA.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Amy Simon-Miller (Astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Amy Simon-Miller (Astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
"Slam Dunk" Sign of Ancient Water on Mars
As NASA's newest Mars rover Curiosity heads for the Red Planet, veteran rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries. Opportunity's latest find, an apparent vein of the mineral gypsum, is a "slam dunk" sign of past water on Mars, say researchers.Read More...
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