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  • Look Ma -- No Hands!

    April 23, 2001

    Using a force field to float molten test samples precisely in mid-air, NASA's Electrostatic Levitator creates a unique environment for space-age materials processing.

  • Dark Skies

    Aug. 6, 2008

  • The Continuing Adventures of Deep Space 1

    Sept. 18, 2001

    NASA's Deep Space 1probe, a veteran of more than one spine-tingling space adventure, is about to begin its greatest adventure yet -- a daring plunge into a comet.

  • definition of an electron volt

    Jan. 12, 2001

  • Untitled Document

    Jan. 12, 2001

  • Welcome Interference

    March 15, 2001

    NASA scientists have combined starlight from two of the largest telescopes on Earth to form an extraordinary new tool in the search for planets outside the solar system.

  • Was Johnny Appleseed a Comet?

    April 5, 2001

    A new experiment suggests that comet impacts could have sowed the seeds of life on Earth billions of years ago.

  • 2001 Mars Odyssey

    March 19, 2001

    NASA's latest mission to Mars, an orbiter scheduled for launch on April 7th, will seek out underground water-ice and explore Space Weatheraround the Red Planet.

  • The End is Mir

    March 10, 2001

    On March 22, 2001, the Russian Space Agency will ignite the engines of a Progress rocket attached to Mir and send the 135-ton Space Stationto a watery grave in the remote south Pacific. The Space Stationwill join a surprising parade of Mir-sized objects that hit Earth every year.

  • Alien Atmospheres

    Nov. 27, 2001

    Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have detected the atmosphere of a planet circling a Sun-like star 150 light years away.