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Heliophysics Nugget: Mapping Tons of Meteoric Dust in the Sky
Heliophysics Nugget: Mapping Tons of Meteoric Dust in the Sky
On Aug.11 and 12, 2013, the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak, filling the sky with streaks of light, commonly known as shooting stars.Read More...
MAVEN Eyes Mars as Launch Preps Begin
MAVEN Eyes Mars as Launch Preps Begin
MAVEN's approach to Mars studies will be quite different from that taken by recent probes dispatched to the Red Planet.Read More...
If We Landed on Europa, What Would We Want to Know?
If We Landed on Europa, What Would We Want to Know?
A new paper lays out the key science questions to answer for any future proposed robotic spacecraft missions to the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa.Read More...
The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip
The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip
Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip.Read More...
Laser Communications Set for Moon Mission
Laser Communications Set for Moon Mission
An advanced laser system offering vastly faster data speeds is now ready for linking with spacecraft beyond our planet following a series of crucial ground tests.Read More...
Perseid Fireballs
Perseid Fireballs
In astronomy, there's nothing quite like a bright meteor streaking across the glittering canopy of a moonless night sky. The unexpected flash of light adds a dash of magic to an ordinary walk under the stars.Read More...
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.Read More...
Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan
Mystery of the Missing Waves on Titan
One of the most shocking discoveries of the past 10 years is how much the landscape of Saturn's moon Titan resembles Earth.Read More...
Target Asteroid Tracked by European Teams
Target Asteroid Tracked by European Teams
In a recent close-ish flyby, asteroid 2002 GT was studied in detail for the first time by a network of European astronomers.Read More...
Evidence for a Martian Ocean
Evidence for a Martian Ocean
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered evidence for an ancient delta on Mars where a river might once have emptied into a vast ocean.Read More...
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