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  • Prospecting for Lunar Water

    April 28, 2005

    Settling alien worlds is thirsty work. So before sending people back to the Moon, NASA plans to send a robot first to hunt for water.

  • Was Einstein a Space Alien?

    March 23, 2005

    One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein stunned physicists with his out-of-this-world ideas.

  • Prozac for Plants

    Aug. 5, 2005

    How do you get plants to grow on Mars? Step One: relieve their anxiety.

  • Radioactive Moon

    Sept. 8, 2005

    Astronautson The Moonare exposed to Cosmic Raysand solar flares--and that's not all: The Moonitself can be a source of radiation.

  • Shuttle Sightings

    Aug. 4, 2005

    Sky watchers, be alert: the Space ShuttleDiscovery and the International Space Stationare going to fly in tandem over parts of the United States this weekend.

  • Plastic Spaceships

    Aug. 25, 2005

    A new "designer material" derived from the plastic of household trash bags could help protect Astronautson their way to Mars.

  • The Sands of Mars

    Jan. 31, 2005

    Driving, digging, mining: these are things Astronautswill be doing one day in the sands of Mars. It's not as simple as it sounds.

  • An Explosion on the Moon

    Dec. 23, 2005

    So you thought nothing ever happens on the moon? Think again. NASA scientists have observed a surprising and powerful explosion in the lunar Sea of Rains.

  • A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon

    May 24, 2005

    NASA plans to put a laser in orbit around The Moonto map its surface for future explorers.