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Posts tagged NASA

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?

November 5, 2008

 

Crayfish in Water

Urine Signalling, Part 2

We found that lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine into each others' faces. Now, we look at urine signaling from the receiver's end.

June 15, 2008

 

A Photograph of the Moon

The Vibrating Moon

The startling experience of five British monks from the twelfth century who saw an enormous explosion occur on the moon. The moon still be vibrating today.

April 17, 2007

 

mars

Mars Attack

It was a great moment in the history of NASA, especially since people had been working so long at trying to get a probe to Mars

March 26, 2007

 

image of solar flare

Sentinel of the Sun

How will future space explorers protect themselves against dangerous solar flares?

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