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  • Super Storm on Saturn

    Super Storm on Saturn

    May 19, 2011

    A storm of rare power has formed in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Wreaking havoc for months, it now stretches around the entire planet and can be seen through backyard telescopes.

  • Free-Floating Planets May Be More Common Than Stars

    Free-Floating Planets May Be More Common Than Stars

    May 18, 2011

    Astronomers have discovered a new class of planets floating alone in the dark of space. These lone worlds are probably outcasts from developing planetary systems and, moreover, they could be twice as numerous as the stars themselves.

  • Unique Space Image of Alabama Tornado Tracks

    Unique Space Image of Alabama Tornado Tracks

    May 16, 2011

    NASA has released a unique satellite image tracing the damage of a monster EF-4 tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on April 27th.

  • Better Than Coffee: Planets Align in the Morning Sky

    Better Than Coffee: Planets Align in the Morning Sky

    May 9, 2011

    No coffee? No problem. To wake up any morning this week, all you need to do is look out the window for a spectacular dawn conjunction of planets.

  • A Story from the Tornado Zone

    A Story from the Tornado Zone

    May 6, 2011

    On Wednesday, April 27th, Science@NASA writer Dauna Coulter found herself near ground zero as a super-outbreak of tornadoes ripped through North Alabama. This is the story about the science of the event she wrote and submitted from within the disaster zone.

  • NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment

    NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment

    May 4, 2011

    NASA has announced the results of an epic physics experiment which confirms the reality of a space-time vortex around our planet.

  • Voyager, The Love Story

    Voyager, The Love Story

    April 28, 2011

    NASA's Voyager probes are at the edge of the solar system carrying a surprising message from Earth to possible extraterrestrial civilizations.

  • Voyager Set to Enter Interstellar Space

    Voyager Set to Enter Interstellar Space

    April 28, 2011

    More than 30 years after they were launched, NASA's two Voyager probes have traveled to the edge of the solar system and are on the doorstep of interstellar space.

  • Meteors from Halley's Comet

    Meteors from Halley's Comet

    April 26, 2011

    Mark your calendar. On May 6th, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, producing a mild but beautiful meteor shower known as the "eta Aquarids."

  • Citizen Scientists Making Incredible Discoveries

    Citizen Scientists Making Incredible Discoveries

    April 22, 2011

    People across the globe are working together to help scientists analyze data from NASA's Hubble, Kepler, and LRO instruments. And they're making surprising discoveries of their own!