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July 16, 2010



What Is The Ideal Crop For Space Farming?

Outer space doesn't exactly provide ideal growing conditions, but one little fruit may be up to the challenge.

July 16, 2010



Voyager 2 Is Oldest Man-Made Object In Space

Exactly how old is the oldest man-made object still floating in space?

July 6, 2010



Astronomers Discover Some Pretty Cool Stars

After the country's most star-spangled holiday, NASA adds a few more to the stellar catalog.

July 30, 2009


Earth's size compared to Titan

Sailing Titan’s Hydrocarbon Seas

Looking for a seaside vacation spot? Consider Saturn's largest moon, Titan. There's no chance of getting sunburned, but you'll want to take a heavy parka...

June 26, 2009


Space shuttle in space

Shuttle Glow

Did astronauts Jack Lousma and C. Gordon Fullerton see a ghost aboard their shuttle back in 1982? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 25, 2009


Planet Mars

Methane on Mars

Is there life on Mars? Maybe not. But there sure is gas. "Methane on Mars" on this Moment of Science.

March 18, 2009


Star Trek's Enterprise ship

Star Trek Tricorders, For Real

Of course, most of the technology on Star Trek doesn't exist for real. But at least one cool bit of Star Trek science has been made real.

January 21, 2009


Competing rowing teams

Rowing in Space

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon for long missions. How are the astronauts going to stay in shape in zero or low gravity?

January 2, 2009


Astronauts on the Moon

The Dangers of Lunar Dust

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.

December 11, 2008


Earth seen from space

Terrestrial Planet Finder

Most extrasolar planets are about the size of Jupiter, not Earth. So, is Earth's size and orbit unique?

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