ex. Mars Rover Mission
 

Volume 8 -

 
 

Issue 1:

Image above: Mission Specialist Rick Mastracchio works on a task during the third STS-131 spacewalk. Image credit: NASA TV 
  STS-131  hits: 3992
Major Meteor Showers  hits: 4067
Shooting for Shooting Stars  hits: 3824
Herschel Reveals Ripening Stars Near Rosette Nebula  hits: 3779
Celebrate Space Day With Events Nationwide  hits: 3654
 

Volume 7 -

 
 

Issue 6:

The system Gliese 667 Artist Impression – Image Credit: ESO  32 New Exoplanets Found  hits: 3587
LCROSS Impacts the Moon  hits: 3470
NASA Updates Shuttle Atlantis Target Launch Date, Crew Rehearsal  hits: 3248
NASA Space Telescope Discovers Largest Ring around Saturn  hits: 3385
Ares I-X Moved to Launch Pad  hits: 3328
Mission Patch Contest Announced  hits: 3313
 

Issue 5:

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, beginning the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo credit: NASA Television  Final Space Shuttle Mission to Hubble Underway  hits: 3645
Hubble Photographs Commemorate Decommissioning of Super Camera  hits: 3638
Soft Ground Puts Spirit in Danger Despite Gain in Daily Energy  hits: 3431
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Warms Up To New Career  hits: 3553
Chat with Former Astronaut Michael Bloomfield  hits: 3639
Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 3450
 

Issue 4:

These seven astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-125 crew portrait. From the left are astronauts Michael J. Massimino, Michael T. Good, both mission specialists; Gregory C. Johnson, pilot; Scott D. Altman, commander; K. Megan McArthur  NASA Prepares for Next Space Shuttle Mission  hits: 3649
NASA Team Finds Riches in Meteorite Treasure Hunt  hits: 3749
Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice  hits: 3573
One Mars Rover Sees a Distant Goal; The Other Takes a New Route  hits: 3674
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES  hits: 4182
 

Issue 3:

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the NASA Kepler spacecraft blasts off from Space Launch Complex-17B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo by Carleton Bailie, United Launch Alliance.
  NASA's Kepler Mission Rockets to Space in Search of Other Earths  hits: 3561
Newfound Moon May Be Source of Outer Saturn Ring  hits: 3499
NASA's Launch Of Carbon-Seeking Satellite Unsuccessful  hits: 3530
Station Spacewalkers Install Experiments, Probe  hits: 3448
Discuss Spaceflight with Former NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford  hits: 4903
 

Issue 2:

Gamma-rays flares from SGR J1550-5418 may arise when the magnetar's surface suddenly cracks, releasing energy stored within its powerful magnetic field. Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab.
  NASA’s Swift, Fermi Probe Fireworks From a Flaring Gamma-Ray Star  hits: 3709
STS-119: A Final Station Power Up  hits: 3926
NASA Mission to Help Unravel Key Carbon, Climate Mysteries  hits: 4275
Astronomers Observe Planet With Wild Temperature Swings  hits: 3759
Student Competitions  hits: 3700
 

Issue 1:

This artist's concept illustrates a dead star, or "white dwarf," surrounded by the bits and pieces of a disintegrating asteroid. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.  Dead Stars Tell Story of Planet Birth  hits: 3632
Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'  hits: 3755
NASA'S Fermi Telescope Unveils a Dozen New Pulsars  hits: 3576
New NASA Balloon Successfully Flight-Tested Over Antarctica  hits: 3729
Grant Opportunities  hits: 3589
 

Volume 6 -

 
 

Issue 12:

Mars Phoenix Lander, image credit: NASA/JPL.  2008: The Year in Space  hits: 3681
Rivers of Gas Flow Around Stars in New Space Image  hits: 3747
Hubble Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet  hits: 3425
NASA Orbiter Finds Martian Rock Record with 10 Beats to the Bar  hits: 3472
Science Events  hits: 3511
 

Issue 11:

The STS-126 crew portrait: Christopher Ferguson, Eric Boe, Sandra Magnus, Stephen Bowen, Donald Pettit, Robert (Shane) Kimbrough, and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper. Image credit: NASA.
  Crew Expansion Prep, SARJ Repair Focus of STS-126  hits: 3808
Mars Phoenix Lander Finishes Successful Work on Red Planet  hits: 3630
Closest Planetary System Hosts Two Asteroid Belts  hits: 3680
Fall & Winter Student Competitions  hits: 3694
Online Chat About Astronomy & The Hubble Space Telescope  hits: 3766
 

Issue 10:

A soil sample taken from the "Snow White" trench at NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander work site produced minerals indicating evidence of past interaction between the minerals and liquid water. Image NASA/JPL-Caltech/University Arizona/Texas A&M University.  Mars Lander Sees Falling Snow  hits: 3635
Splashy Portrait Helps Explain How Stars Form  hits: 3795
NASA Spacecraft Ready to Explore Outer Solar System  hits: 3662
Exciting Student Opportunities  hits: 3640
Online Chat About Mars: The Planet, Missions, and Beyond  hits: 3834
 

Issue 9:

RZ2109 is much farther away than the globular cluster pictured here, called Omega Centauri. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ NOAO/AURA/NSF. 
  Most Black Holes Might Come in Only Small and Large  hits: 3926
Cassini Images Ring Arcs Among Saturn’s Moons  hits: 3752
Spiky Probe on NASA Mars Lander Raises Vapor Quandary  hits: 3761
2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicking Into High Gear  hits: 3879
Resources Available to Educators  hits: 3777
 

Issue 8:

This image shows the trench informally called "Snow White." Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University. 
  Mars Phoenix Confirms Water  hits: 3897
NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon  hits: 3959
Hubble Unveils Colorful Star Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit  hits: 3908
Cassini Begins Transmitting Data from Enceladus Flyby  hits: 3779
Student Competitions  hits: 4068
 

Issue 7:

These two viwes of Mars show the smooth, low-lying northern hemisphere basin on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL. 
  NASA Spacecraft Reveal Largest Crater in the Solar System  hits: 3935
Phoenix Scrapes to Icy Soil in Wonderland  hits: 3777
Ocean Wind Power Maps Reveal Possible Wind Energy Sources  hits: 3646
NASA and ESA Complete Comparative Exploration Architecture Study  hits: 3960
Student Opportunities  hits: 3706
 

Issue 6:

Artist's impression of the trio of super-Earths discovered by an European team using the HARPS spectrograph on ESO's 3.6-m telescope at La Silla, Chile, after 5 years of monitoring. Image credit: ESO Press Photo 19a/08.  A Trio of Super-Earths  hits: 3688
Phoenix Makes First Trench in Science Preserve  hits: 3735
Discovery’s Mission a Success  hits: 3774
GLAST in Orbit!  hits: 3770
Introducing the Spacesuit of the Future  hits: 3698
 

Issue 5:

The landing site chosen for NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander is much farther north than the sites where previous spacecraft have landed on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. 
  NASA Phoenix Mission Ready for Mars Landing  hits: 3948
Discovery of Most Recent Supernova in Our Galaxy  hits: 4016
Send Your Name to the Moon With New Lunar Mission  hits: 4136
A Space Experience  hits: 3985
Exciting Teacher Opportunities  hits: 4103
 

Issue 4:

Bright blue marks a deposit of chloride (salt) minerals in the southern highlands of Mars in this false-color image, which highlights mineral composition differences. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University/University of Hawaii.
  NASA Mission Finds New Clues to Guide Search for Life on Mars  hits: 4166
Cassini Spacecraft Finds an Ocean May Exist Beneath Titan's Crust  hits: 4146
Expedition 17 Crew Launches from Baikonur  hits: 3958
Student Contests  hits: 4016
Discuss the Martian Rovers with an Educational Outreach Coordinator  hits: 4366
 

Issue 3:

Space shuttle Endeavour roars off the launch pad into the night sky to deliver the Japanese Kibo laboratory and the Canadian twin-arm robotic system. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann.  Endeavour Soars into Space  hits: 4050
Cassini Spacecraft to Dive Into Water Plume of Saturn Moon  hits: 3968
Saturn's Moon Rhea Also May Have Rings  hits: 4135
Total Lunar Eclipse  hits: 4108
Discuss the Martian Surface with Suniti Karunatillake  hits: 5129
 

Issue 2:

Against a backdrop of blue Atlantic Ocean, space shuttle Atlantis with its crew of seven astronaut rise from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to start the STS-122 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff was  at 2:45 p.m. EST.  STS-122 Atlantis  hits: 4184
Astronomers Eye Ultra Young, Bright Galaxy in Early Universe  hits: 4165
Spitzer Catches Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust  hits: 4021
NASA’s Deep Impact Begins Hunt for Alien Worlds  hits: 4017
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut  hits: 4189
 

Issue 1:

Jet Power and Black Hole Assortment Revealed in New Chandra. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al Radio: NSF/VLA/Univ. of Hertfordshire/M.Hardcastle et al. Optical: ESO/VLT/ISAAC/M.Rejkuba et al.  'Death Star' Galaxy Black Hole Fires at Neighboring Galaxy  hits: 4298
Astronomers Monitor Asteroid to Pass Near Mars  hits: 4067
Hot Cyclones Churn at Both Ends of Saturn  hits: 4034
Teacher Workshops and Masters Programs  hits: 3982
Discuss the Martian Atmosphere with Scientist Dr. Michael Wolff  hits: 3954
 

Volume 5 -

 
 

Issue 19:

Artist's impression of the five-Earth mass planet, Gliese 581 c, found in the habitable zone around the red dwarf Gliese 581, with the instrument HARPS on the ESO 3.6-m telescope. Copyright ESO.  2007: The Year in Space  hits: 4620
Atlantis Launch Delayed Until January 2008  hits: 4040
NASA Spacecraft Make New Discoveries About Northern Lights  hits: 4104
Spacecraft Reveals New Insights About the Origin of Solar Wind  hits: 4117
Science Events/Activities  hits: 4088
 

Issue 18:

The crew heads to the launch pad in their trademark orange launch and entry suits. Image credit: NASA.  Shuttle Discovery Crew Returns Home After Successful Mission  hits: 3897
Scientists Discover Record Fifth Planet Orbiting Nearby Star  hits: 4151
Harmony Moved to Front of Space Station  hits: 4176
Online Chats with a Former Astronaut and a Current Astronaut  hits: 4128
Student Competitions  hits: 4094
 

Issue 17:

Artist concept of dusty grains in the winds of a quasar. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.  Astronomers Find Dust in the Wind of Black Holes  hits: 4137
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Enroute to Shed Light on Asteroid Belt  hits: 3931
Cassini is on the Trail of a Runaway Mystery  hits: 4157
Expedition 16 in Orbit, Heads to Station  hits: 3983
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Richard Covey  hits: 4067
 

Issue 16:

Opportunity had this view from the rim of Mars' Victoria Crater about 130 feet from where controllers intend to start the rover's descent inside the crater. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. 
  Mars Exploration Rover Status Report: Opportunity Takes a Dip into Victoria  hits: 4280
NASA Space Telescopes Find 'Lego-Block' Galaxies in Early Universe  hits: 4211
Water Vapor Seen 'Raining Down' On Young Star System  hits: 4298
Grow Space Seeds in Your Classroom  hits: 5186
Life and Work on the Moon: What Images Come to Mind?  hits: 4215
 

Issue 15:

Space Shuttle Endeavour during liftoff. Photo credit: NASA.  STS-118 Launches  hits: 4343
Mars Exploration Rover Status Report: Situation Improves  hits: 4241
NASA Spacecraft Heads for Polar Region of Mars  hits: 3960
NASA’s Spitzer Spies Monster Galaxy Pileup  hits: 4144
Grant Opportunities  hits: 4315
 

Issue 14:

The crew members of STS-118: mission specialists Richard Mastracchio, Barbara Morgan, Pilot Charles Hobaugh, Commander Scott Kelly and mission specialists Tracy Caldwell, Canadian Space Agency's Dafydd  Williams, and Alvin Drew Jr. Image credit: NASA.
  STS-118: Build the Station, Build the Future  hits: 4257
Astronomers Claim to Find the Most Distant Known Galaxies  hits: 4138
NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor on Hot, Alien Planet  hits: 4136
NASA Readies Mars Lander for Launch to Icy Site  hits: 4277
Summer Programs for Teachers  hits: 4252
 

Issue 13:

Branches on the near bank frame the image of Space Shuttle Atlantis as it leaps free of the clouds of smoke and steam, colored by the setting sun, billowing across Launch Pad 39A. Photo Credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Robert Murray.  Mission STS-117: Atlantis  hits: 4329
Mars Rover Spirit Unearths Surprise Evidence of Wetter Past  hits: 4296
Cassini 'Cat Scan' Maps Clumps in Saturn's Rings  hits: 4148
NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes  hits: 4328
Exciting Exhibits to Visit this Summer  hits: 4257
 

Issue 12:

Artist's impression of the five-Earth mass planet, Gliese 581 c, found in the habitable zone around the red dwarf Gliese 581, with the instrument HARPS on the ESO 3.6-m telescope. Copyright ESO.
  Astronomers Find First Earth-like Planet in Habitable Zone  hits: 4841
NASA’s Chandra Sees Brightest Supernova Ever  hits: 4295
NASA’s Next Mars Spacecraft Crosses the Mississippi  hits: 4492
A Space Experience  hits: 4508
Discuss Career Opportunities in Aviation  hits: 4384
 

Issue 11:

The spiral galaxy M106 show radio data as blue, X-ray data as red, infrared data appears green, and the arms appear as purple and blue emissions. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Maryland/A.S. Wilson et al. IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; VLA & NRAO/AUI/NSF.  Mystery Spiral Arms Explained  hits: 4603
NASA Telescope Finds Planets Thrive Around Stellar Twins  hits: 4365
Dawn Arrives in Florida  hits: 4520
NASA Astronaut to Run Boston Marathon in Space  hits: 4606
Student Opportunities  hits: 4479
 

Issue 10:

Radar shows evidence of seas. Image credit: NASA/JPL.  Cassini Spacecraft Images Seas on Saturn’s Moon Titan  hits: 4508
A Hot Start Might Explain Geysers on Enceladus  hits: 4385
New Panorama Reveals More Than a Thousand Black Holes  hits: 5260
NASA Mission Finds Link Between Big and Small Stellar Blasts  hits: 4526
Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 4427
 

Issue 9:

This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Image credit: NASA/ESA.  The Colorful Demise of a Sun-Like Star  hits: 4682
Launch Week Arrives for THEMIS  hits: 4423
Spacewalks Continue at the International Space Station  hits: 4474
Student Contests- Your Students Could Win a Trip To Space or Space Camp  hits: 4738
History of Spaceflight and the Future of Human Space Exploration  hits: 4614
 

Issue 8:

Three-Dimensional Distribution of Dark Matter in the Universe - 6.5 Billion Years Ago. Image credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology).  Hubble Maps the Cosmic Web of "Clumpy" Dark Matter in 3-D  hits: 4752
NASA Selects Proposals for Future Mars Missions and Studies  hits: 4550
NASA Completes Review Milestone for Ares I Vehicle  hits: 4564
Famous Space Pillars Feel the Heat of Star’s Explosion  hits: 5380
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford  hits: 4993
 

Issue 7:

STS-116 Discovery night launch. Image credit: NASA.  2006: The Year in Space  hits: 4852
NASA Discovery Mission STS-116  hits: 4519
NASA Images Suggest Water Still Flows in Brief Spurts on Mars  hits: 4549
NASA Unveils Its Global Exploration Strategy and Lunar Architecture  hits: 4389
Space Exhibits to Visit While on Winter Break  hits: 4646
 

Issue 6:

NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI.  NASA Approves Mission and Names Crew for Return to Hubble  hits: 4628
Earth: The Lone Pale Blue Dot?  hits: 5085
NASA Announces Discovery Program Selections  hits: 4554
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Richard Covey  hits: 4850
New Planetary Times Release Date  hits: 4369
 

Issue 5:

Artists conceptual drawing of the two spacecraft in orbit around the sun. 
Image credit: NASA.
  STEREO Poised for Launch  hits: 4429
ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang Gets Ready for the Next Shuttle Mission  hits: 4545
Planet-Finding by Numbers  hits: 4455
NASA Announces New Student Aeronautics Competition  hits: 4430
Air Force Association Grant  hits: 4465
 

Issue 4:

This view of "Victoria crater" is looking southeast from "Duck Bay" towards the dramatic promontory called "Cabo Frio." Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell.  NASA’s Mars Rover and Orbiter Team Examine Victoria Crater  hits: 5217
NASA Finds Saturn's Moons May be Creating New Rings  hits: 4704
Amazing Andromeda Galaxy  hits: 4725
Celebrating the First Manned Apollo Mission  hits: 4889
Online Chat with NASA Flight Systems Engineer John Gruener  hits: 4965
 

Issue 3:

Old and new come together in this image of the floor of an unnamed impact crater. The light-toned, layered mounds scattered across the image are old. The dark-toned sand dunes and intermediate-toned ripples are new. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Scie  NASA Mars Spacecraft Gear Up for Extra Work  hits: 4611
NASA Welcomes Space Shuttle Crew Back to Earth  hits: 4489
NASA Study Tracks Global Sources, Transport of Air Pollution  hits: 4595
Ground-Piercing Radar on NASA Mars Orbiter Ready for Work  hits: 4478
Fall Courses and Seminars  hits: 4570
 

Issue 2:

STS-115 Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center. Image credit: NASA.  STS-115 Atlantis  hits: 5020
NASA Rover Nears Martian Bowl Goal  hits: 4672
Impact Landing Ends SMART-1 Mission to the Moon  hits: 4562
Grant Opportunities  hits: 4757
Involve Your Students in Space Themed Contests  hits: 4713
 

Issue 1:

Montage of planets. Image credit: NASA/JPL.
  Pluto No Longer a Planet  hits: 5001
New Horizons Continuing on to Pluto, Planet or Not  hits: 4528
Atlantis Headed Back to Launch Pad  hits: 4618
NASA Galaxy Hunter: Huge Black Holes Stifle Star Formation  hits: 4909
Participate in Science Events  hits: 4610
 

Volume 4 -

 
 

Issue 22:

From the left are astronauts Stephanie Wilson, Michael Fossum, Steven Lindsey, Piers Sellers, Mark Kelly, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter of Germany; and Lisa M. Nowak. Image credit: NASA.
  Space Shuttle Discovery  hits: 5115
Commander Steve Lindsey  hits: 4988
Pilot Mark Kelly  hits: 4816
Mission Specialist Mike Fossum  hits: 5029
Mission Specialist Lisa Nowak  hits: 5909
Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson  hits: 6471
Mission Specialist Piers Sellers  hits: 4702
Mission Specialist Thomas Reiter  hits: 4742
 

Issue 21:

Artist's conception of the dust and gas disk surrounding the star Beta Pictoris. A giant planet may have already formed and terrestrial planets may be forming. Image credit: NASA/FUSE/Lynette Cook.
  NASA’s FUSE Finds Infant Solar System Awash in Carbon  hits: 4858
Huge Storms Converge  hits: 4636
Spitzer Helps Solve Mystery of Space Dust  hits: 4624
First Images from NASA’s CloudSat  hits: 4481
Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 4534
 

Issue 20:

The balanced flow meter is a new approach to regulating how much and how fast fluids move through a channel or pipe. Image credit: NASA/MSFC.  Could NASA Technology Lead to Cheaper Gas?  hits: 4719
New Space Observations Poised to Save Lives from Floods & Landslides  hits: 4548
Hamming It Up: Space to Kids Radio  hits: 4725
Repairs & Experiments Focus of June 1 Spacewalk  hits: 4565
Summer Space Events  hits: 4713
 

Issue 19:

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the broken Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 skimming along a trail of debris left during its multiple trips around the sun. Image credit: NASA.  NASA Satellites Observe Comet’s Trail  hits: 5181
Tibet Provides Passage for Chemicals to Reach the Stratosphere  hits: 4610
Contract for the Innovative Flexible Broadband Satellite HYLAS  hits: 4646
Discovery Mated to Tank and Boosters  hits: 4666
Online Science Courses  hits: 4931
 

Issue 18:

The launch of CALIPSO and CloudSat satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Photo credit: Boeing/Thom Baur. 
  NASA Launches Satellites for Weather, Climate, Air Quality Studies  hits: 4781
Galaxies Don Mask of Stars in New Spitzer Image  hits: 4976
Jupiter Shines  hits: 5029
NASA Astronaut Eileen Collins Completes Career of Space Firsts  hits: 4969
Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch 2006  hits: 4902
 

Issue 17:

Researchers crunched Einstein's theory of general relativity on the Columbia supercomputer at the NASA Ames Research Center to create a three-dimensional simulation of merging black holes. Image credit: Henze, NASA.  NASA Achieves Breakthrough in Black Hole Simulation  hits: 5617
NASA Mars Rovers Head for New Sites After Studying Layers  hits: 4967
Venus Express Enters Orbit Around the Hothouse Planet  hits: 5581
NASA's Space Exploration in Undersea Lab  hits: 4848
Discuss Space Habitats with Janis Connolly  hits: 5280
 

Issue 16:

This image indicates heat is being emitted from both the day side and the night side of Mars. The polar cap is dark in this image because it is cold and emits less heat than surrounding areas. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.
  NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Craft Begins Adjusting Orbit  hits: 5182
Cassini Finds “Missing Link” Moonlet Evidence in Saturn’s Rings  hits: 5032
Total Solar Eclipse  hits: 5096
Venus within ESA Probe Reach  hits: 5002
Professional Development Workshops and Institutes  hits: 5146
 

Issue 15:

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows Messier 82, or the "Cigar galaxy," smothered in smoky dust particles (red) blown out into space by the galaxy's hot stars (blue). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona.
  NASA’s Spitzer Reveals Stellar Smoke  hits: 5089
Scientists Use Satellites to Help Detect Deep-Ocean Whirlpools  hits: 5290
Mars Rovers Get New Manager During Challenging Period  hits: 5044
Venus Bright in the Morning Sky  hits: 5393
Discuss the GOES-N Mission with NOAA Scientist Thomas Wrublewski  hits: 5017
 

Issue 14:

Following a 7-month trip, MRO will dip into Mars' atmosphere and change its initial elliptical orbit into the circular shape scientists require. Image credit: NASA/JPL.  NASA's Next Leap in Mars Exploration  hits: 5131
NASA Aids in Resolving Long Standing Solar Cycle Mystery  hits: 5230
Study of Tsunami Forces Rethinking of Theory of Giant Earthquakes  hits: 5401
A Space Experience  hits: 5201
Discuss Spaceflight with Former Astronaut Dr. Tony England  hits: 5666
 

Issue 13:

This artist's concept shows delicate greenish crystals sprinkled throughout the violent core of a pair of colliding galaxies. The white spots represent a thriving population of stars of all sizes and ages. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.  NASA's Spitzer Finds Violent Galaxies Smothered in 'Crushed Glass'  hits: 5139
Greenland Ice Loss Doubles in Past Decade, Raising Sea Level Faster  hits: 5190
Mercury Bright in the Evening Sky  hits: 5322
Gem of a Comet Particle  hits: 4981
Participate in Upcoming Science Events  hits: 5083
 

Issue 12:

This illustration compares the size of a gargantuan star and its surrounding dusty disk (top) to that of our solar system.  Artist's Concept: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  NASA's Spitzer Uncovers Hints of Mega Solar Systems  hits: 5326
Deep Impact Team Reports First Evidence of Cometary Ice  hits: 4955
Hardened Lava Meets Wind on Mars  hits: 5028
Space Station Crewmembers Release a Spacesuit-turned-Satellite  hits: 5023
Chat Live with a NASA Engineer  hits: 5120
 

Issue 11:

Liftoff of the Atlas V carrying NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to a distant date with Pluto! Image credit: NASA/KSC. 
  NASA's Pluto Mission Launched  hits: 5266
Scientists Confirm Comet Samples  hits: 4982
NASA Magnetic Field Mission Ends  hits: 5034
NASA Honors Apollo Astronauts Michael Collins and Edgar Mitchell  hits: 5040
Grant Opportunities  hits: 5485
 

Issue 10:

An artist's concept of Topex/Poseidon. Image credit: NASA/JPL.  NASA's Topex/Poseidon Oceanography Mission Ends  hits: 5010
There's More to the North Star Than Meets the Eye  hits: 5221
NASA Administrator Honors Katrina Heroes  hits: 5065
NASA Prepares for Return of Interstellar Cargo  hits: 5055
Challenge Your Students with Some Competitions  hits: 5015
 

Issue 9:

Tsunami Strikes Sri Lanka: On December 26, 2004, tsunamis swept across the Indian ocean, spawned by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra. Aside from Indonesia, the island nation of Sri Lanka likely suffered the most casualties, with the dea  2005: The Year in Space  hits: 6031
Partial Ingredients for DNA and Protein Found Around Star  hits: 5006
Aerospace Education Foundation Space Camp Scholarship Contest  hits: 5704
New Horizons Mission  hits: 4929
Learning and Teaching with NASA and ESSEA  hits: 5253
 

Issue 8:

The annual "ozone hole" over Antarctica this year reached its largest area on Sept. 11. Observations are from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA's Aura satellite, launched in 2004. Credit: NASA  AURA Satellite Zooms In on Ozone Hole  hits: 5542
Challenges of Holiday Dining in Orbit  hits: 6558
Cassini Spots Activity on Saturn Moon  hits: 5362
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Amaze  hits: 5509
Explore Science, Technology, & Space Conferences  hits: 5244
 

Issue 7:

An infrared OMEGA image of Candor Chasma, showing bright and brown deposits (red markers) that are rich in the mineral kieserite, a hydrated magnesium sulphate. Image courtesy ESA/OMEGA/HRSC.  ESA Spacecraft Makes Intriguing New Discoveries  hits: 5458
Mars Rovers Celebrate Anniversary, Explore Possibility of Life  hits: 5122
Venus Express Observes Earth, Moon  hits: 5255
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Passes Halfway Mark  hits: 5040
Chat about Spaceflight with a NASA Astronaut  hits: 5144
 

Issue 6:

Artist's impression of Venus Express in orbit. Image copyright ESA.  Venus Express Blasts Off for Earth’s Neighbor  hits: 5607
Spitzer Harvests Dozens of New Stars  hits: 5245
Mountains of Creation Captured by Spitzer  hits: 5171
Paul McCartney Performs for ISS Crew  hits: 5118
Space Education In and Out of the Classroom  hits: 5300
 

Issue 5:

Artist concept showing the Pluto system from the surface of one of the candidate moons. Image courtesy NASA/ESA/G. Bacon (STScI).  Hubble Reveals Possible New Moons Around Pluto  hits: 5576
Cassini Uncovers More Saturn Mysteries  hits: 5387
International Space Station Celebrates Milestone  hits: 5084
Spitzer Catches Black Widow Nebula  hits: 5286
Chat about Spaceflight with a Former Astronaut  hits: 5348
 

Issue 4:

Sites of Hubble observations. Photo Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and A. Feild (STScI).  Hubble Searches for Possible Moon Resources  hits: 5612
Max Q: The All-NASA Rock Band  hits: 6133
Saturn Moon Dione Displays Icy Tranquility  hits: 5344
Black Holes Spawn New Generations of Stars  hits: 5229
Enhance Your Teaching Skills  hits: 5347
 

Issue 3:

Greg Olsen during Soyuz Spacecraft training. Image courtesy Space Adventures, Ltd.  American Businessman Arrives at International Space Station  hits: 5305
35-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved  hits: 5696
Cassini Doubleheader Flybys Score Home Run  hits: 5058
Aerospace Enthusiasts Gather in New Mexico for Countdown to X PRIZE CUP  hits: 5154
Learn about Mars through Online Chat  hits: 5447
 

Issue 2:

Four astronauts could land on the Moon in NASA's new lander. Artist's concept by John Frassanito and Associates, courtesy NASA.  NASA Unveils Plans for Return to Moon  hits: 5665
Durable Orbiter Tracks Mars Changes  hits: 5460
Cassini Spots Ghostly Ring Spokes and Possible Titan Shoreline  hits: 5235
Crash Claims Life of Dryden Chief Engineer Marta Bohn-Meyer  hits: 5453
More Student Lessons on Hurricanes  hits: 5365
 

Issue 1:

All roads leading in and out of Biloxi, Miss. were destroyed or under water. When the water subsided, Highway 110 remained as the sole route in and out of the city. Image courtesy Gene Dailey/American Red Cross.  Science Resources Aid Hurricane Katrina Response  hits: 5449
Hurricane Katrina Strikes NASA Facilities  hits: 5365
Cassini Discovers Enceladus Tiger Stripes are Cubs  hits: 5642
Mars Mission Successes Delight Scientists  hits: 5219
NSTA Online Resources Help Students Understand Hurricanes  hits: 5603
 

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Issue 17:

Gregory Olsen. Image courtesy Space Adventures, Ltd.  International Space Station Will Host Civilian  hits: 5216
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Hurtles Toward the Red Planet  hits: 5308
Spacewalk Ends Early for Space Station Crew  hits: 5188
Discovery to Launch Again in March  hits: 5272
Study Weightlessness through Electronic Field Trip  hits: 5447
 

Issue 16:

Discovery lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California at 8:11 a.m. EDT. Image courtesy Carla Thomas/NASA.  Discovery Returns to Earth  hits: 5492
Scientists Discover Tenth Planet  hits: 5355
Cassini Continues to Explore the Unknown  hits: 5783
Spitzer Finds Hungry Black Holes  hits: 5267
Put Your Astronomy Skills Into Practice  hits: 5352
 

Issue 15:

Space Shuttle Discovery launches from Kennedy Space Center. Image courtesy NASA/KSC.  Discovery Launches into Orbit  hits: 5238
Cassini Finds Intriguing Features on Enceladus  hits: 5182
Aviation Aficionados Flock to AirVenture 2005  hits: 5245
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Preps for Launch  hits: 5217
Take Part in Science Broadcasts  hits: 5259
 

Issue 14:

Space Shuttle managers inside the Launch Control Center announce the scrub of Discovery’s scheduled launch July 13. Image courtesy NASA/KSC.  First Discovery Launch Attempt Scrubbed  hits: 5154
Deep Impact Completes Spectacular Mission  hits: 5167
Spongy-Looking Hyperion Tumbles into View  hits: 5330
Satellites Examine Sea Level Changes  hits: 5224
Take Advantage of Summer Opportunities  hits: 5404
 

Issue 13:

Artist Pat Rawlings gives us a look at the moment of impact and the forming of the crater. Image courtesy NASA/JPL/UMD.  Deep Impact on Course for Independence Day Collision  hits: 5251
Researchers Brace for Violent Hurricane Season  hits: 5351
Cassini Reveals Lake-Like Feature on Titan  hits: 5158
Hubble Chases Unruly Planet  hits: 5155
Learn From Women in Space Fields  hits: 5264
 

Issue 12:

Details of the circular feature, which scientists think is an ice volcano. Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Arizona.  Cassini Reveals Possible Titan Volcano  hits: 5381
Spitzer Captures Rumbling of Dead Star  hits: 5249
Opportunity Breaks Free on Mars  hits: 5277
Deep Impact Prepares for Independence Day Extravaganza  hits: 5360
Excite Your Students about Space  hits: 5341
 

Issue 11:

This false-color image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the "South Pillar" region of the star-forming region called the Carina Nebula. Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Caltech.  Spitzer Telescope Captures Miracle of Star Birth  hits: 5354
Cassini Seeing Red... On Titan  hits: 5187
Discovery Removed from Launch Pad  hits: 5220
Radio Signals Help Decipher Saturn Ring Structure  hits: 5340
Brush Up on Fundamentals through Science Exhibits  hits: 5164
 

Issue 10:

The small moon that orbits within the Keeler gap in Saturn's rings is resolved for the first time. Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.  New Saturn Moon Makes Waves  hits: 5550
Chandra Observatory Catches X-ray Super-flares  hits: 5281
Titan Atmosphere Decoded  hits: 5278
Opportunity Takes Tentative Step Forward  hits: 5131
Explore Distance Learning Courses  hits: 5883
 

Issue 9:

Rotating Service Structure is rolled back from around Space Shuttle Discovery at Launch Pad 39B for a propellant-loading test of Discovery's External Tank. Image courtesy NASA/KSC.  NASA Delays Shuttle Launch Window  hits: 5450
Cassini Targets Unique Saturnian Moons  hits: 5612
Florida Welcomes Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter  hits: 5480
Energy of Earth Is Out of Balance  hits: 5797
Send Your Students to Camp  hits: 5752
 

Issue 8:

Expedition 11 crew, from left, Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA ISS Science Officer John Phillips. Image courtesy NASA.  International Space Station Welcomes New Inhabitants  hits: 5515
Discovery Passes Tanking Test  hits: 5344
Michael Griffin Takes Reigns as NASA Administrator  hits: 5502
Cassini Zooms In on Titan  hits: 5297
Chat Live with Former Astronaut Dr. Edward Gibson  hits: 5439
 

Issue 7:

Under brilliant-blue Florida skies, Space Shuttle Discovery, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, is on its way to Launch Pad 39B at NASA Kennedy Space Center. Image courtesy NASA/KSC.  Space Shuttle Discovery Moves to Launch Pad  hits: 5782
Spirit and Opportunity Head for Triple Overtime  hits: 5500
Deep Impact Cruises toward Comet  hits: 5545
Northern Lights and Southern Lights Are Not Mirror Images  hits: 7247
Enhance Your Teaching Skills Online  hits: 5701
 

Issue 6:

Artist conception of extrasolar planets in visible light (left) and infared light (right). Image courtesy NASA/JPL.  Spitzer Telescope Captures Light from Distant Planets  hits: 5626
Cassini Detects Atmosphere on Enceladus  hits: 5348
Imaging Radar Links Storm Runoff to Coastal Pollution  hits: 5392
Shuttle Crew Tests Equipment for Return to Flight  hits: 5301
Teach Your Students Through Technology  hits: 5340
 

Issue 5:

The Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer completed its around-the-world journey in just over 67 hours. Image courtesy Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer website.  Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer Lands in Record Books  hits: 6547
Mars Exploration Rovers Shatter Expectations  hits: 5637
Lunar Reflectors Help Test Einstein Theory  hits: 5905
Discovery Solid Rocket Boosters Mate with External Tank  hits: 5794
Chat about Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and its Moons  hits: 5688
 

Issue 4:

A mosaic of four high resolution images taken by the Cassini spacecraft narrow angle camera on Feb. 16, 2005, during its close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.  Cassini Explores Titan and Enceladus  hits: 5659
False News Reports Claim Life Found on Mars  hits: 5542
Shuttle Moving Safely toward Return to Flight  hits: 5384
Hubble and Cassini See the Light… of Saturn Auroras  hits: 5531
Organize Special Classroom Activities  hits: 5721
 

Issue 3:

The sharpest image of Saturn's temperature emissions taken from the ground; it is a mosaic of 35 individual exposures made at the W.M. Keck I Observatory, Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Image courtesy NASA/JPL.  Hot Spot Revealed on Saturn  hits: 6159
NASA Budget Casualties Include Hubble, Jupiter Mission  hits: 5744
First Genesis Sample Sent to Researchers  hits: 5816
Research Balloon Bursts Flight Record  hits: 5547
Take a Trip through Science  hits: 5588
 

Issue 2:

This mosaic of three frames provides unprecedented detail of the high ridge area including the flow down into a major river channel from different sources. Image courtesy ESA/NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona.  Huygens Probe Reveals Earth-like Qualities on Titan  hits: 5925
Opportunity Observes Unprecedented Mars Meteorite  hits: 5557
Swift Captures the Birth of a Black Hole  hits: 5535
Expedition 10 Crew Completes Spacewalk  hits: 5414
Chat Live about Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy  hits: 5481
 

Issue 1:

DigitalGlobe’s Quickbird satellite captured an image of Kalutara, Sri Lanka (top), on Dec. 26, 2004 at 10:20am local time, about an hour after the first waves hit, and Jan. 1, 2004 (lower) under normal ocean conditions. Credit: DigitalGlobe.  Tsunami-Causing Earthquake Changed Rotation of Earth  hits: 9259
Deep Impact Heads for Comet Collision  hits: 6220
Cassini Reveals Bulging Waistline of Iapetus  hits: 5630
Hubble Providing Evidence of Possible New Planet  hits: 5672
Participate in Professional Development Offerings  hits: 5577
 

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Issue 22:

This false-color composite image, taken at a region of the “Shoemaker’s Patio” rock outcrop near Opportunity's landing site, shows finely layered sediments that have been accentuated by erosion. Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Cornell.  2004: The Year in Space  hits: 5713
Huygens Splits for Titan  hits: 5463
Aging Universe Still Spawning Massive Galaxies  hits: 5503
Polluted Clouds Cool Earth Less  hits: 6456
Learn Across the Airwaves  hits: 5540
 

Issue 21:

NASA's 10th Administrator, Sean O'Keefe. Photo courtesy NASA/Bill Ingalls.  NASA Administrator Resigns  hits: 5515
Spitzer and Hubble Begin to Unravel Planetary Evolution Mystery  hits: 5387
Mars Rovers Spot Water Clue, Frost, Clouds  hits: 5928
Shuttle Discovery Receives New Engines  hits: 5656
Famed Astronaut John Young Retires  hits: 5864
Exciting Contest Opportunities Available for Students  hits: 5471
 

Issue 20:

NASA’s B-52B aircraft cruises to a test range over the Pacific Ocean carrying the X-43A vehicle attached to a Pegasus rocket. Photo courtesy NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center.  Scramjet Shatters Speed Record  hits: 5499
Swift Satellite Soars into Space  hits: 5577
Space Shuttle Flight Assembly Begins  hits: 5817
A Tale of Two Moons  hits: 5724
Chat Live with NASA Astronaut  hits: 6330
 

Issue 19:

Artist rendering of the birth of a star. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC).  Spitzer Spies Starless Cores and Icy Planetary Origins  hits: 5662
Cassini Glimpses Possible Ice Volcano on Titan  hits: 5951
Scientists Map Human Genome Activity  hits: 5512
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Water  hits: 6366
Chat Live With NASA Flight Systems Engineer  hits: 5458
 

Issue 18:

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on U.S. Space Policy at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 14, 2004. White House photo by Eric Draper.  Bush Victory Means Vision for Space Stands  hits: 5508
Cassini Plays Detective in Titan Mystery  hits: 5406
Spirit Captures 50,000th Mars Image  hits: 5655
Laser Technology Helps Track Changes in Mount St. Helens  hits: 5823
Take Advantage of Exciting Field Trip Options  hits: 5842
 

Issue 17:

Planet building images courtesy NASA/JPL/Caltech.  Astronomers Discover Planet Building is Messy Process  hits: 5789
Total Lunar Eclipse Nearing  hits: 5953
Astronauts Begin Dress Rehearsals for Shuttle Return to Flight  hits: 6035
Light Shed on Genesis Mishap  hits: 5662
Chat with Astronaut Col. Mark Lee  hits: 6148
 

Issue 16:

Official World Space Week logo.  World Space Week 2004: Space and Sustainable Development  hits: 5511
SpaceShipOne Claims ANSARI X PRIZE  hits: 5824
NASA Mourns Loss of Original Mercury 7 Astronaut Gordon Cooper  hits: 6489
Lance Bass to Visit California Schools  hits: 5834
World Space Week Offers Events around the Globe  hits: 5871
Celebrate World Space Week in Your Classroom  hits: 5687
 

Issue 15:

Dr. Don Burnett examines material from the Genesis return capsule.  Photo courtesy NASA/JPL.  Genesis Scientists Bouncing Back From Crash  hits: 5650
Rings and Moons and New Objects… Oh My!  hits: 5750
X PRIZE Teams to Compete for $10 Million Prize  hits: 6254
Opportunities Abound for Classroom Activities  hits: 8321
Expand Your Educational Horizons  hits: 5514
 

Issue 14:

This false-color image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a dying star (center) surrounded by a cloud of glowing gas and dust. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/CfA.  Kick off the 2004-05 School Year with the Planetary Times  hits: 5821
Genesis Space Capsule Slams into Desert Floor  hits: 6264
Hurricane Frances Leaves Her Mark  hits: 5794
Scientists Discover New Class of Extrasolar Planets  hits: 6129
Cassini Unlocking Saturn’s Secrets  hits: 6318
NASA Offers Science Competitions for Students  hits: 6107
 

Issue 13:

This NASA satellite image reflects summertime thunderstorms over the southeastern United States. Image courtesy SeaWiFS Project/ NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/ORBIMAGE.  Chasing the Storm  hits: 5596
Satellites and Radar Track Devastating Storms  hits: 6854
Aircraft Hunt for Weather Clues  hits: 6397
Scientist Sees Lightning like Superman  hits: 5885
Enhance Your Storm Experience  hits: 5785
Chase Storms in Your Classroom  hits: 5826
 

Issue 12:

Photo courtesy NASA / JPL.  Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 5606
Cassini Flies by Phoebe, Closes in on Saturn  hits: 6633
Opportunity Dips into Endurance  hits: 5732
Reagan Remembered Onboard International Space Station  hits: 6083
Enhance Your Science Knowledge This Summer  hits: 5964
 

Issue 11:

Venus (pictured here) will be passing between the Earth and the Sun on June 8, 2004.  Venus Transit  hits: 5916
Opportunity Catches Some Zs  hits: 5555
Saturn Seen From Far And Near  hits: 5786
Raw Ingredients for Life Detected in Planetary Construction Zones  hits: 5599
Students Compete in an Odyssey to Solve NASA-Sponsored Problem  hits: 5522
 

Issue 10:

Artistic depiction of the meteor impact.  Evidence of Exctinction-Causing Meteor Impact Found Off Australian Coast  hits: 6086
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Succeed  hits: 5539
Spitzer Shares the Wealth  hits: 5641
It Is Dirty Work, But Someone Has to Do It  hits: 5508
Explore Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 5591
NASA Plans to Put an Aura Around the Earth  hits: 5669
 

Issue 9:

Space Day logo  Space Day 2004: Blazing Galactic Trails  hits: 5690
Celebrating Space Day throughout the World  hits: 7007
The Future of Space Exploration  hits: 6130
Expedition 8 Crew Returns Safely from International Space Station  hits: 5850
Demise in Ice and Fire  hits: 5767
Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Space Day 2004 in Your Classroom  hits: 5818
 

Issue 8:

Images of the Lyrids taken last year by NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.  Celestial Show Tonight  hits: 5660
Mars Rocks Resemble Meteorites Found on Earth  hits: 6210
Sedna Mystery Deepens With Hubble Images of Farthest Planetoid  hits: 6261
Two Storms Caught in the Act on Saturn  hits: 5708
Explore Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 5986
 

Issue 7:

Artist’s conception of Mars Express orbiting the Red Planet. Image Credit: ESA -Illustration by Medialab.  Mars Express Discovers Methane in Martian Atmosphere  hits: 5778
Cassini Reveals New Atmospheric Features on Saturn  hits: 5904
Shuttle Technology Gets Hearts Pumping  hits: 6097
Most Precise Gyroscopes Ready to Test Einstein Theory  hits: 5930
Chat Live about Martian Geology and Rovers  hits: 5564
 

Issue 6:

This illustration shows where the five naked-eye planets and the Moon will lie in the sky just after sunset on March 29.  Fab Five Make Rare Appearance in Night Sky  hits: 6323
Opportunity Makes a Case for Standing Body of Water on Mars  hits: 6300
Most Distant Object In Solar System Discovered  hits: 6459
NASA Explains Dust Bowl Drought  hits: 6013
Chat about Mars Rover  hits: 5598
 

Issue 5:

The New Header for Planetary Times.  A New Look and a New Name  hits: 5642
Hubble Unveils Earliest Galaxies  hits: 6050
Spirit and Opportunity Find Signs of Water  hits: 6738
Space Station Research Yields New Information About Bone Loss  hits: 6359
Cassini Captures Stunning View of Saturn  hits: 6173
Chat Live with NASA Astronaut Daniel Brandenstein  hits: 6538
 

Issue 4:

A massive and rare explosion on the surface of this neutron star--pouring out more energy in three hours than the Sun does in 100 years--illuminated the region and allowed the scientists to spy on details never before revealed.  Scientists Watch Movie Of Neutron Star Explosion in Real Time  hits: 6328
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Dazzle  hits: 6288
View Two NASA Events Online This Thursday  hits: 6007
New Clues about The Nature of Dark Energy  hits: 5785
NASA Updates Space Shuttle Return to Flight Plans  hits: 5859
 

Issue 3:

This is a three-dimensional stereo anaglyph of an image taken by the front navigation camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, showing an interesting patch of rippled soil. Spirit took this image on sol 37 (Feb. 9, 2004) after completing the long  Spirit Breaks Record as Opportunity Continues to Explore  hits: 5846
NASA Reveals Budget Details and Vision for the Future  hits: 5468
Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe  hits: 5488
NASA Predicts More Tropical Rain in a Warmer World  hits: 5795
 

Issue 2:

This sweeping look at an unusual rock outcropping near the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity was captured by the rover's panoramic camera. Scientists believe the layered rocks are either volcanic ash deposits, or sediments laid down by wind or water.  Scientist Thrilled to See Layers in Mars Rocks Near Opportunity  hits: 5969
The Calm After the Cometary Storm  hits: 5568
Martian Landmarks Dedicated to Apollo 1 Crew  hits: 6012
You Are Invited to Explore Two Vast Continents  hits: 5676
Ask Planetary Scientist John Gruener About Future Lunar Exploration  hits: 6145
 

Issue 1:

The most recent view of Mars taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.  Destination: Mars  hits: 6126
Spirit Continues Explorations on Mars while Opportunity Races Forward  hits: 7688
Exploring the Red Planet  hits: 6996
Chatting About Mars  hits: 6434
Misunderstanding Mars  hits: 7342
High School Students Land on Mars  hits: 6132
Mars Explorer Lands in Classrooms  hits: 6716
Bring Mars Activities into Your Classroom  hits: 7459
 

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Issue 20:

Voyager 1 looked back at Saturn on November 16, 1980, four days after the spacecraft flew past the planet.  Ring in the New Year with Saturn  hits: 6273
Tune in for Live NASA Coverage of Mars and Comet Missions  hits: 6270
Satellites Provide Clues to Help Solve the Ebola Enigma  hits: 7819
A Year Of Sorrow, Recovery, Progress And Success for NASA  hits: 6822
Chat Live: Lunar Prospector Mission  hits: 6261
 

Issue 19:

The Wright Flyer.  History in the Re-Making  hits: 5592
NASA Astronaut Breaks U.S. Space Endurance Record  hits: 5800
Mars May Be Emerging From An Ice Age  hits: 5683
Radar Studies Detect New Influence on Asteroid Movement  hits: 6371
NASA Song Soars To Grammy Nomination  hits: 5559
Read All About it: First Powered Flight  hits: 5664
 

Issue 18:

Comet Wild 2, as seen from Stardust's navigation camera. The image on the right depicts Wild 2 with respect to 3 stars the spacecraft uses for navigation. The image on the left is an enlargement of the region surrounding the comet.  Photo courtesy NASA  Stardust Pinpoints Where the Wild Thing Is  hits: 5729
Dreaming of a Red Christmas  hits: 5624
California 17-Year-Old Launches Attempt to be First Teenager in Space  hits: 6653
NASA Successfully Tests Ion Engine  hits: 6067
The Microbial Menace from Space  hits: 5881
Chat Online about the Centennial of Flight with Dr. Jack Bacon  hits: 5786
 

Issue 17:

The Wright brothers' plane, the 1903 Flyer.  A Century of Soaring  hits: 5770
Relive the History of Flight  hits: 8725
Fly Free as a Bird  hits: 6147
"Fastest Man Alive" Recalls 50th Anniversary of Historic Flight  hits: 6055
Celebrating Flight Across the United States  hits: 7237
Bring the Centennial of Flight into Your Classroom  hits: 6916
 

Issue 16:

Photograph taken from the Flying Field in Charles City County, Virginia on Nov. 18, 2001. Photo courtesy NASA.  Double Your Viewing Pleasure  hits: 6029
Total Lunar Eclipse the Night of November 9  hits: 5692
California Wildfires Captured by International Space Station Crew  hits: 6001
Astronomers Find Nearest Galaxy to the Milky Way  hits: 5923
A Week of Extraordinary Solar Activity  hits: 5519
 

Issue 15:

Yang emerging from his craft after orbiting the Earth 14 times.  First Chinese Astronaut Returns from Orbit  hits: 6044
New Tenants for International Space Station  hits: 5479
Chat Live About the Mars Exploration Rovers with Dr. Catherine Weitz  hits: 6002
South American Glaciers Melt at Record Speeds  hits: 5940
Award-Winning Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz Follows Dream  hits: 7706
 

Issue 14:

Through the help of the Low-Temperature Oxidation Catalysts developed by NASA, smokestacks such as this one will be less harmful to our environment.  NASA Technology Reduces Some Smokestack Emissions  hits: 5613
Asteroid Barely Misses the Earth  hits: 6427
Astronomers Find Evidence of Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan  hits: 5562
Online Chat about Plants in Space and Space Hardware  hits: 5486
Saturn-Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory  hits: 5739
 

Issue 13:

Hurricane Isabel off the coast of North Carolina.  NASA Keeps Watch Over Isabel  hits: 5509
Get Set for DIME Drop Days  hits: 5581
And the Winner Is . . .  hits: 5786
Chat Live with Planetary Geologist Dr. Aileen Yingst on October 1, 2003  hits: 5793
Space Symphonies  hits: 5463
 

Issue 12:

Guion S. "Guy" Bluford aboard the Challenger during the STS-8 mission.  First African-American in Space Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Flight  hits: 7123
Farthest, Faintest Solar System Objects Found Beyond Neptune  hits: 5895
Galileo's 8-Year Relationship with Jupiter Ends with a Bang  hits: 6078
Chandra X-ray Observatory "Hears" a Supermassive Black Hole in Perseus  hits: 5741
Lance Bass Named Youth Spokesperson for World Space Week  hits: 5939
 

Issue 11:

The Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera picks up two dust storms on June 29, 2003.(NASA/JPL/MSSS)  Help Choose Mars Photography Sites  hits: 5706
NASA Satellites Eye Forest Fires  hits: 5847
Scavenging the Red Planet  hits: 5919
The First European Lunar Probe to be Launched  hits: 5704
 

Issue 10:

Mars as seen on August 1 by amateur astronomer Thomas Williamson of New Mexico.  See Mars Melt  hits: 6556
First Wedding in Space  hits: 5487
Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status  hits: 5596
Asteroids Named in Tribute to the Columbia Astronauts  hits: 5726
 

Issue 9:

A Perseid fireball photographed in 1997 by Rick Scott and Joe Orman.  Wishing Opportunities Scheduled to Increase a Hundred Fold  hits: 5621
1,000 Days of Human Presence on the International Space Station  hits: 5470
Mars Gets Cozy With Earth  hits: 6087
Expedition 8 Crew Appointed to Manage International Space Station  hits: 5479
 

Issue 8:

This Micro-Robot Explorer, or Spider-bot, can fit in the palm of your hand.  Meet the Humans Behind the Robots  hits: 6369
Opportunity Joins Spirit on the Path to Mars  hits: 5833
Hubble Helps Confirm Oldest Known Planet  hits: 5779
Gravitational Radiation May Regulate Pulsar Spin  hits: 7273
Help NASA Review Instructional Lessons  hits: 5859
 

Issue 7:

Spirit's intended trajectory toward Mars.  Opportunity Waits While Spirit Hurtles Forward  hits: 5561
Helios Prototype Solar Aircraft Lost in Flight Mishap  hits: 5762
NASA Helps Libraries Bring Space Research Down to Earth  hits: 6062
Unique Birthday Celebration for Space Station Resident  hits: 5460
 

Issue 6:

Spirit's launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  NASA’s ‘Spirit’ Rover Begins Voyage to Mars  hits: 5914
Evidence for a Meteor Powered Extinction Found  hits: 6639
Headless Comets Survive Plunge through Sun  hits: 5922
Supplying the Space Station  hits: 5889
 

Issue 5:

Artist's depiction of the Mars Express space probe.  Mars Express Launched to Explore the Red Planet  hits: 6196
A Martian View of Home  hits: 6298
Tsunami Sweeps Atlantic Coast in Asteroid Impact Scenario  hits: 8695
Mars Exploration Rover Set to Launch June 8  hits: 5618
 

Issue 4:

Artist depiction of the Deep Impact spacecraft.  Take Your Place Among the Stars  hits: 7553
University Students May Help NASA Explore Mars  hits: 5762
NASA Astrobiology Institute Offers Summer Workshops for Teachers  hits: 5716
Chat Live With Research Scientist on May 29, 2003  hits: 5470
 

Issue 3:

Expedition Six crewmembers pose for a photo aboard the International Space Station. Pictured are astronaut Donald R. Pettit (front), cosmonaut Nikolai M. Budarin (left back), and astronaut Kenneth D. Bowersox.  Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Short of Destination  hits: 6187
Total Lunar Eclipse the Night of May 15  hits: 5672
Mercury to Pass In Front of Sun on May 7  hits: 5728
Professional Development Opportunity in Astrobiology and More  hits: 5667
 

Issue 2:

High-resolution image of Gusev Crater with topographic information, gathered from the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey orbiters.  NASA Chooses Mars Rover Landing Sites  hits: 6037
Mars Orbiter Camera Team Begins Daily Picture Postings  hits: 6153
Classroom Exploration of the Oceans: An Online Teacher Workshop Series  hits: 5988
 

Issue 1:

Vertically exaggerated 3-D image of Flaugergues basin, showing extensive dissected terrain in upland regions draining into depressions and smooth, possible lakebed features of the depressions.  Evidence of Martian Water System Mounts  hits: 6195
Space InfraRed Telescope Facility to Launch April 18th  hits: 6112
Don Pettit Space Chronicles  hits: 5976
Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 5864
Online Chat with Research Scientist Dr. Daria Schmidt  hits: 6664

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