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  • Pinpointing Black Hole's 'Bullets'

    Pinpointing Black Hole's 'Bullets'

    Jan. 10, 2012

    An international team of astronomers has identified the moment when a black hole in our galaxy launched super-fast knots of gas into space.

  • Biggest Maneuver Between Earth and Mars

    Biggest Maneuver Between Earth and Mars

    Jan. 9, 2012

    An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.

  • New Research Casts Doubt on Late Heavy Bombardment

    New Research Casts Doubt on Late Heavy Bombardment

    Jan. 9, 2012

    Data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter may cast doubt on theories that the early Earth was pummeled by impacts during a period known as the Late Heavy Bombardment.

  • Winter Workplace for Mars Rover

    Winter Workplace for Mars Rover

    Jan. 6, 2012

    Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will spend the next several months at a site informally named "Greeley Haven."

  • Signs of Planets in Dusty Ring

    Signs of Planets in Dusty Ring

    Jan. 6, 2012

    With help from the Subaru telescope, researchers are gaining a new understanding of the links between dusty disks and planet formation.

  • Wanted: Habitable Moons

    Wanted: Habitable Moons

    Jan. 5, 2012

    Rocky moons that orbit gas giant planet and reside in the habitable zone of their star could contain the seeds of life.

  • SOHO Mission Hits Impressive Milestone

    SOHO Mission Hits Impressive Milestone

    Jan. 5, 2012

    In late November, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory's (SOHO) online "Pick of the Week" reached an impressive milestone.

  • NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic

    NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic

    Jan. 4, 2012

    A NASA study allays concerns melting Arctic sea ice could be increasing Arctic freshwater enough to impact the global 'ocean conveyor belt' that redistributes Earth's heat.

  • Twin Grail Spacecraft Reunite in Lunar Orbit

    Twin Grail Spacecraft Reunite in Lunar Orbit

    Jan. 3, 2012

    The second of NASA's two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit.

  • Mapping the "Apollo Zone"

    Mapping the "Apollo Zone"

    Dec. 30, 2011

    For NASA researchers, pixels are much more – they are precious data that help us understand where we came from, where we've been, and where we're going.