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  • The Astronomy of Mother's Day

    The Astronomy of Mother's Day

    May 6, 2010

    Do you dare wake Mom at dawn ... on Mother's Day? Under the circumstances, she might not mind. May 9th begins and ends with a lovely display of stars and planets.

  • How Capt. Kirk Changed the World

    How Capt. Kirk Changed the World

    May 4, 2010

    A NASA spacecraft inspired by Star Trek technology is en route to explore a giant asteroid and a dwarf planet.

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    May 4, 2010

  • NASA Has Big Plans for Humanoid Robot

    NASA Has Big Plans for Humanoid Robot

    April 29, 2010

    NASA is making a to-do list for the space station's new humanoid robot. Nicknamed R2, the mechanical crew member's chores could range from the most delicate science experiments to old-fashioned house cleaning.

  • SDO Observes Massive Eruption, Scorching Rain

    SDO Observes Massive Eruption, Scorching Rain

    April 27, 2010

    NASA's new "Hubble for the Sun" has just observed one of the most dramatic eruptions in years. Movies ten times better than HDTV show billions of tons of magnetized plasma blasted into space while debris from the explosion rains back onto the sun's surface.

  • March 30 2010 SDO Erupting Prominence Video Clip

    April 23, 2010

  • First Light for the Solar Dynamics Observatory

    First Light for the Solar Dynamics Observatory

    April 21, 2010

    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is beaming back stunning new images of the sun, revealing our own star as never seen before. The IMAX-quality movies are a must-see.

  • NASA - The Mysterious Molasses Markings of Pluto

    NASA - The Mysterious Molasses Markings of Pluto

    April 14, 2010

    Hubble images of Pluto have researchers scratching their heads and wondering, what's happening on the dwarf planet? Molasses-colored markings are just one of the mysteries explored in today's story from Science@NASA.

  • NASA - Sunset Planet Alert

    NASA - Sunset Planet Alert

    April 2, 2010

    The solar system's innermost planets are about to put on a beautiful show. Keep an eye on the sunset this weekend for a bright conjunction of Venus and Mercury.

  • NASA - An Avalanche of Dark Asteroids

    NASA - An Avalanche of Dark Asteroids

    March 28, 2010

    Every day, a NASA infrared space telescope named "WISE" is discovering dozens of previously unknown asteroids. The observatory is making a remarkable contribution to the census of dark space rocks that could potentially threaten Earth.