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: 4313
Major Meteor Showers  hits: 4377
Shooting for Shooting Stars  hits: 4095
Herschel Reveals Ripening Stars Near Rosette Nebula  hits: 4063
Celebrate Space Day With Events Nationwide  hits: 3938
 

Volume 7 -

 
 

Issue 6:

The system Gliese 667 Artist Impression – Image Credit: ESO  32 New Exoplanets Found  hits: 3828
LCROSS Impacts the Moon  hits: 3711
NASA Updates Shuttle Atlantis Target Launch Date, Crew Rehearsal  hits: 3481
NASA Space Telescope Discovers Largest Ring around Saturn  hits: 3627
Ares I-X Moved to Launch Pad  hits: 3554
Mission Patch Contest Announced  hits: 3549
 

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: 3899
Hubble Photographs Commemorate Decommissioning of Super Camera  hits: 3897
Soft Ground Puts Spirit in Danger Despite Gain in Daily Energy  hits: 3670
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Warms Up To New Career  hits: 3818
Chat with Former Astronaut Michael Bloomfield  hits: 3883
Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 3696
 

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: 3884
NASA Team Finds Riches in Meteorite Treasure Hunt  hits: 4000
Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice  hits: 3818
One Mars Rover Sees a Distant Goal; The Other Takes a New Route  hits: 3928
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES  hits: 4779
 

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: 3808
Newfound Moon May Be Source of Outer Saturn Ring  hits: 3736
NASA's Launch Of Carbon-Seeking Satellite Unsuccessful  hits: 3769
Station Spacewalkers Install Experiments, Probe  hits: 3686
Discuss Spaceflight with Former NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford  hits: 5159
 

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: 3930
STS-119: A Final Station Power Up  hits: 4187
NASA Mission to Help Unravel Key Carbon, Climate Mysteries  hits: 4490
Astronomers Observe Planet With Wild Temperature Swings  hits: 3990
Student Competitions  hits: 3933
 

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: 3868
Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'  hits: 3999
NASA'S Fermi Telescope Unveils a Dozen New Pulsars  hits: 3816
New NASA Balloon Successfully Flight-Tested Over Antarctica  hits: 3980
Grant Opportunities  hits: 3822
 

Volume 6 -

 
 

Issue 12:

Mars Phoenix Lander, image credit: NASA/JPL.  2008: The Year in Space  hits: 3916
Rivers of Gas Flow Around Stars in New Space Image  hits: 3994
Hubble Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet  hits: 3667
NASA Orbiter Finds Martian Rock Record with 10 Beats to the Bar  hits: 3712
Science Events  hits: 3741
 

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: 4080
Mars Phoenix Lander Finishes Successful Work on Red Planet  hits: 3859
Closest Planetary System Hosts Two Asteroid Belts  hits: 3911
Fall & Winter Student Competitions  hits: 3916
Online Chat About Astronomy & The Hubble Space Telescope  hits: 4011
 

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: 3889
Splashy Portrait Helps Explain How Stars Form  hits: 4045
NASA Spacecraft Ready to Explore Outer Solar System  hits: 3929
Exciting Student Opportunities  hits: 3881
Online Chat About Mars: The Planet, Missions, and Beyond  hits: 4102
 

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: 4162
Cassini Images Ring Arcs Among Saturn’s Moons  hits: 3978
Spiky Probe on NASA Mars Lander Raises Vapor Quandary  hits: 4016
2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicking Into High Gear  hits: 4108
Resources Available to Educators  hits: 3999
 

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: 4128
NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon  hits: 4198
Hubble Unveils Colorful Star Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit  hits: 4128
Cassini Begins Transmitting Data from Enceladus Flyby  hits: 4012
Student Competitions  hits: 4292
 

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: 4169
Phoenix Scrapes to Icy Soil in Wonderland  hits: 4020
Ocean Wind Power Maps Reveal Possible Wind Energy Sources  hits: 3893
NASA and ESA Complete Comparative Exploration Architecture Study  hits: 4221
Student Opportunities  hits: 3945
 

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: 3926
Phoenix Makes First Trench in Science Preserve  hits: 3979
Discovery’s Mission a Success  hits: 4026
GLAST in Orbit!  hits: 3991
Introducing the Spacesuit of the Future  hits: 3932
 

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: 4167
Discovery of Most Recent Supernova in Our Galaxy  hits: 4250
Send Your Name to the Moon With New Lunar Mission  hits: 4362
A Space Experience  hits: 4225
Exciting Teacher Opportunities  hits: 4332
 

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: 4398
Cassini Spacecraft Finds an Ocean May Exist Beneath Titan's Crust  hits: 4396
Expedition 17 Crew Launches from Baikonur  hits: 4181
Student Contests  hits: 4260
Discuss the Martian Rovers with an Educational Outreach Coordinator  hits: 4599
 

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: 4286
Cassini Spacecraft to Dive Into Water Plume of Saturn Moon  hits: 4191
Saturn's Moon Rhea Also May Have Rings  hits: 4390
Total Lunar Eclipse  hits: 4343
Discuss the Martian Surface with Suniti Karunatillake  hits: 5366
 

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: 4405
Astronomers Eye Ultra Young, Bright Galaxy in Early Universe  hits: 4390
Spitzer Catches Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust  hits: 4243
NASA’s Deep Impact Begins Hunt for Alien Worlds  hits: 4232
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut  hits: 4420
 

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: 4512
Astronomers Monitor Asteroid to Pass Near Mars  hits: 4287
Hot Cyclones Churn at Both Ends of Saturn  hits: 4276
Teacher Workshops and Masters Programs  hits: 4205
Discuss the Martian Atmosphere with Scientist Dr. Michael Wolff  hits: 4197
 

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: 4853
Atlantis Launch Delayed Until January 2008  hits: 4269
NASA Spacecraft Make New Discoveries About Northern Lights  hits: 4331
Spacecraft Reveals New Insights About the Origin of Solar Wind  hits: 4382
Science Events/Activities  hits: 4336
 

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: 4127
Scientists Discover Record Fifth Planet Orbiting Nearby Star  hits: 4398
Harmony Moved to Front of Space Station  hits: 4413
Online Chats with a Former Astronaut and a Current Astronaut  hits: 4368
Student Competitions  hits: 4327
 

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: 4366
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Enroute to Shed Light on Asteroid Belt  hits: 4161
Cassini is on the Trail of a Runaway Mystery  hits: 4398
Expedition 16 in Orbit, Heads to Station  hits: 4206
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Richard Covey  hits: 4302
 

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: 4533
NASA Space Telescopes Find 'Lego-Block' Galaxies in Early Universe  hits: 4419
Water Vapor Seen 'Raining Down' On Young Star System  hits: 4530
Grow Space Seeds in Your Classroom  hits: 5424
Life and Work on the Moon: What Images Come to Mind?  hits: 4442
 

Issue 15:

Space Shuttle Endeavour during liftoff. Photo credit: NASA.  STS-118 Launches  hits: 4616
Mars Exploration Rover Status Report: Situation Improves  hits: 4478
NASA Spacecraft Heads for Polar Region of Mars  hits: 4191
NASA’s Spitzer Spies Monster Galaxy Pileup  hits: 4387
Grant Opportunities  hits: 4568
 

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: 4481
Astronomers Claim to Find the Most Distant Known Galaxies  hits: 4370
NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor on Hot, Alien Planet  hits: 4363
NASA Readies Mars Lander for Launch to Icy Site  hits: 4508
Summer Programs for Teachers  hits: 4467
 

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: 4560
Mars Rover Spirit Unearths Surprise Evidence of Wetter Past  hits: 4516
Cassini 'Cat Scan' Maps Clumps in Saturn's Rings  hits: 4377
NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes  hits: 4552
Exciting Exhibits to Visit this Summer  hits: 4471
 

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: 5065
NASA’s Chandra Sees Brightest Supernova Ever  hits: 4539
NASA’s Next Mars Spacecraft Crosses the Mississippi  hits: 4732
A Space Experience  hits: 4738
Discuss Career Opportunities in Aviation  hits: 4621
 

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: 4822
NASA Telescope Finds Planets Thrive Around Stellar Twins  hits: 4594
Dawn Arrives in Florida  hits: 4752
NASA Astronaut to Run Boston Marathon in Space  hits: 4825
Student Opportunities  hits: 4699
 

Issue 10:

Radar shows evidence of seas. Image credit: NASA/JPL.  Cassini Spacecraft Images Seas on Saturn’s Moon Titan  hits: 4752
A Hot Start Might Explain Geysers on Enceladus  hits: 4638
New Panorama Reveals More Than a Thousand Black Holes  hits: 5507
NASA Mission Finds Link Between Big and Small Stellar Blasts  hits: 4782
Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 4669
 

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: 4889
Launch Week Arrives for THEMIS  hits: 4654
Spacewalks Continue at the International Space Station  hits: 4689
Student Contests- Your Students Could Win a Trip To Space or Space Camp  hits: 4959
History of Spaceflight and the Future of Human Space Exploration  hits: 4840
 

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: 4991
NASA Selects Proposals for Future Mars Missions and Studies  hits: 4775
NASA Completes Review Milestone for Ares I Vehicle  hits: 4811
Famous Space Pillars Feel the Heat of Star’s Explosion  hits: 5622
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford  hits: 5281
 

Issue 7:

STS-116 Discovery night launch. Image credit: NASA.  2006: The Year in Space  hits: 5082
NASA Discovery Mission STS-116  hits: 4738
NASA Images Suggest Water Still Flows in Brief Spurts on Mars  hits: 4787
NASA Unveils Its Global Exploration Strategy and Lunar Architecture  hits: 4611
Space Exhibits to Visit While on Winter Break  hits: 4882
 

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: 4854
Earth: The Lone Pale Blue Dot?  hits: 5309
NASA Announces Discovery Program Selections  hits: 4774
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Richard Covey  hits: 5085
New Planetary Times Release Date  hits: 4614
 

Issue 5:

Artists conceptual drawing of the two spacecraft in orbit around the sun. 
Image credit: NASA.
  STEREO Poised for Launch  hits: 4670
ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang Gets Ready for the Next Shuttle Mission  hits: 4767
Planet-Finding by Numbers  hits: 4685
NASA Announces New Student Aeronautics Competition  hits: 4647
Air Force Association Grant  hits: 4690
 

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: 5436
NASA Finds Saturn's Moons May be Creating New Rings  hits: 4945
Amazing Andromeda Galaxy  hits: 4950
Celebrating the First Manned Apollo Mission  hits: 5111
Online Chat with NASA Flight Systems Engineer John Gruener  hits: 5195
 

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: 4826
NASA Welcomes Space Shuttle Crew Back to Earth  hits: 4731
NASA Study Tracks Global Sources, Transport of Air Pollution  hits: 4835
Ground-Piercing Radar on NASA Mars Orbiter Ready for Work  hits: 4717
Fall Courses and Seminars  hits: 4806
 

Issue 2:

STS-115 Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center. Image credit: NASA.  STS-115 Atlantis  hits: 5274
NASA Rover Nears Martian Bowl Goal  hits: 4889
Impact Landing Ends SMART-1 Mission to the Moon  hits: 4822
Grant Opportunities  hits: 4977
Involve Your Students in Space Themed Contests  hits: 4942
 

Issue 1:

Montage of planets. Image credit: NASA/JPL.
  Pluto No Longer a Planet  hits: 5239
New Horizons Continuing on to Pluto, Planet or Not  hits: 4742
Atlantis Headed Back to Launch Pad  hits: 4837
NASA Galaxy Hunter: Huge Black Holes Stifle Star Formation  hits: 5143
Participate in Science Events  hits: 4840
 

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: 5350
Commander Steve Lindsey  hits: 5215
Pilot Mark Kelly  hits: 5047
Mission Specialist Mike Fossum  hits: 5268
Mission Specialist Lisa Nowak  hits: 6142
Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson  hits: 6710
Mission Specialist Piers Sellers  hits: 4918
Mission Specialist Thomas Reiter  hits: 4979
 

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: 5091
Huge Storms Converge  hits: 4865
Spitzer Helps Solve Mystery of Space Dust  hits: 4858
First Images from NASA’s CloudSat  hits: 4701
Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 4753
 

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: 4932
New Space Observations Poised to Save Lives from Floods & Landslides  hits: 4758
Hamming It Up: Space to Kids Radio  hits: 4937
Repairs & Experiments Focus of June 1 Spacewalk  hits: 4793
Summer Space Events  hits: 4935
 

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: 5413
Tibet Provides Passage for Chemicals to Reach the Stratosphere  hits: 4850
Contract for the Innovative Flexible Broadband Satellite HYLAS  hits: 4884
Discovery Mated to Tank and Boosters  hits: 4904
Online Science Courses  hits: 5144
 

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: 5008
Galaxies Don Mask of Stars in New Spitzer Image  hits: 5196
Jupiter Shines  hits: 5243
NASA Astronaut Eileen Collins Completes Career of Space Firsts  hits: 5185
Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch 2006  hits: 5124
 

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: 5838
NASA Mars Rovers Head for New Sites After Studying Layers  hits: 5190
Venus Express Enters Orbit Around the Hothouse Planet  hits: 5812
NASA's Space Exploration in Undersea Lab  hits: 5081
Discuss Space Habitats with Janis Connolly  hits: 5528
 

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: 5405
Cassini Finds “Missing Link” Moonlet Evidence in Saturn’s Rings  hits: 5247
Total Solar Eclipse  hits: 5310
Venus within ESA Probe Reach  hits: 5228
Professional Development Workshops and Institutes  hits: 5362
 

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: 5314
Scientists Use Satellites to Help Detect Deep-Ocean Whirlpools  hits: 5504
Mars Rovers Get New Manager During Challenging Period  hits: 5258
Venus Bright in the Morning Sky  hits: 5609
Discuss the GOES-N Mission with NOAA Scientist Thomas Wrublewski  hits: 5226
 

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: 5366
NASA Aids in Resolving Long Standing Solar Cycle Mystery  hits: 5453
Study of Tsunami Forces Rethinking of Theory of Giant Earthquakes  hits: 5631
A Space Experience  hits: 5443
Discuss Spaceflight with Former Astronaut Dr. Tony England  hits: 5907
 

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: 5387
Greenland Ice Loss Doubles in Past Decade, Raising Sea Level Faster  hits: 5421
Mercury Bright in the Evening Sky  hits: 5549
Gem of a Comet Particle  hits: 5204
Participate in Upcoming Science Events  hits: 5328
 

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: 5554
Deep Impact Team Reports First Evidence of Cometary Ice  hits: 5185
Hardened Lava Meets Wind on Mars  hits: 5274
Space Station Crewmembers Release a Spacesuit-turned-Satellite  hits: 5252
Chat Live with a NASA Engineer  hits: 5328
 

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: 5475
Scientists Confirm Comet Samples  hits: 5192
NASA Magnetic Field Mission Ends  hits: 5252
NASA Honors Apollo Astronauts Michael Collins and Edgar Mitchell  hits: 5260
Grant Opportunities  hits: 5703
 

Issue 10:

An artist's concept of Topex/Poseidon. Image credit: NASA/JPL.  NASA's Topex/Poseidon Oceanography Mission Ends  hits: 5214
There's More to the North Star Than Meets the Eye  hits: 5447
NASA Administrator Honors Katrina Heroes  hits: 5271
NASA Prepares for Return of Interstellar Cargo  hits: 5249
Challenge Your Students with Some Competitions  hits: 5222
 

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: 6299
Partial Ingredients for DNA and Protein Found Around Star  hits: 5216
Aerospace Education Foundation Space Camp Scholarship Contest  hits: 5925
New Horizons Mission  hits: 5134
Learning and Teaching with NASA and ESSEA  hits: 5493
 

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: 5772
Challenges of Holiday Dining in Orbit  hits: 6802
Cassini Spots Activity on Saturn Moon  hits: 5588
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Amaze  hits: 5731
Explore Science, Technology, & Space Conferences  hits: 5472
 

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: 5677
Mars Rovers Celebrate Anniversary, Explore Possibility of Life  hits: 5349
Venus Express Observes Earth, Moon  hits: 5482
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Passes Halfway Mark  hits: 5257
Chat about Spaceflight with a NASA Astronaut  hits: 5371
 

Issue 6:

Artist's impression of Venus Express in orbit. Image copyright ESA.  Venus Express Blasts Off for Earth’s Neighbor  hits: 5846
Spitzer Harvests Dozens of New Stars  hits: 5461
Mountains of Creation Captured by Spitzer  hits: 5389
Paul McCartney Performs for ISS Crew  hits: 5334
Space Education In and Out of the Classroom  hits: 5512
 

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: 5796
Cassini Uncovers More Saturn Mysteries  hits: 5607
International Space Station Celebrates Milestone  hits: 5312
Spitzer Catches Black Widow Nebula  hits: 5531
Chat about Spaceflight with a Former Astronaut  hits: 5576
 

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: 5833
Max Q: The All-NASA Rock Band  hits: 6356
Saturn Moon Dione Displays Icy Tranquility  hits: 5567
Black Holes Spawn New Generations of Stars  hits: 5462
Enhance Your Teaching Skills  hits: 5572
 

Issue 3:

Greg Olsen during Soyuz Spacecraft training. Image courtesy Space Adventures, Ltd.  American Businessman Arrives at International Space Station  hits: 5541
35-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved  hits: 5907
Cassini Doubleheader Flybys Score Home Run  hits: 5246
Aerospace Enthusiasts Gather in New Mexico for Countdown to X PRIZE CUP  hits: 5353
Learn about Mars through Online Chat  hits: 5670
 

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: 5865
Durable Orbiter Tracks Mars Changes  hits: 5671
Cassini Spots Ghostly Ring Spokes and Possible Titan Shoreline  hits: 5442
Crash Claims Life of Dryden Chief Engineer Marta Bohn-Meyer  hits: 5675
More Student Lessons on Hurricanes  hits: 5578
 

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: 5682
Hurricane Katrina Strikes NASA Facilities  hits: 5599
Cassini Discovers Enceladus Tiger Stripes are Cubs  hits: 5857
Mars Mission Successes Delight Scientists  hits: 5447
NSTA Online Resources Help Students Understand Hurricanes  hits: 5822
 

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Issue 17:

Gregory Olsen. Image courtesy Space Adventures, Ltd.  International Space Station Will Host Civilian  hits: 5443
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Hurtles Toward the Red Planet  hits: 5542
Spacewalk Ends Early for Space Station Crew  hits: 5418
Discovery to Launch Again in March  hits: 5502
Study Weightlessness through Electronic Field Trip  hits: 5651
 

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: 5717
Scientists Discover Tenth Planet  hits: 5573
Cassini Continues to Explore the Unknown  hits: 6002
Spitzer Finds Hungry Black Holes  hits: 5479
Put Your Astronomy Skills Into Practice  hits: 5561
 

Issue 15:

Space Shuttle Discovery launches from Kennedy Space Center. Image courtesy NASA/KSC.  Discovery Launches into Orbit  hits: 5462
Cassini Finds Intriguing Features on Enceladus  hits: 5403
Aviation Aficionados Flock to AirVenture 2005  hits: 5456
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Preps for Launch  hits: 5413
Take Part in Science Broadcasts  hits: 5468
 

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: 5390
Deep Impact Completes Spectacular Mission  hits: 5386
Spongy-Looking Hyperion Tumbles into View  hits: 5545
Satellites Examine Sea Level Changes  hits: 5450
Take Advantage of Summer Opportunities  hits: 5630
 

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: 5474
Researchers Brace for Violent Hurricane Season  hits: 5565
Cassini Reveals Lake-Like Feature on Titan  hits: 5382
Hubble Chases Unruly Planet  hits: 5390
Learn From Women in Space Fields  hits: 5490
 

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: 5611
Spitzer Captures Rumbling of Dead Star  hits: 5464
Opportunity Breaks Free on Mars  hits: 5509
Deep Impact Prepares for Independence Day Extravaganza  hits: 5580
Excite Your Students about Space  hits: 5574
 

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: 5576
Cassini Seeing Red... On Titan  hits: 5406
Discovery Removed from Launch Pad  hits: 5453
Radio Signals Help Decipher Saturn Ring Structure  hits: 5551
Brush Up on Fundamentals through Science Exhibits  hits: 5372
 

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: 5793
Chandra Observatory Catches X-ray Super-flares  hits: 5511
Titan Atmosphere Decoded  hits: 5494
Opportunity Takes Tentative Step Forward  hits: 5347
Explore Distance Learning Courses  hits: 6112
 

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: 5666
Cassini Targets Unique Saturnian Moons  hits: 5828
Florida Welcomes Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter  hits: 5697
Energy of Earth Is Out of Balance  hits: 6001
Send Your Students to Camp  hits: 5956
 

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: 5736
Discovery Passes Tanking Test  hits: 5551
Michael Griffin Takes Reigns as NASA Administrator  hits: 5721
Cassini Zooms In on Titan  hits: 5506
Chat Live with Former Astronaut Dr. Edward Gibson  hits: 5645
 

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: 6011
Spirit and Opportunity Head for Triple Overtime  hits: 5720
Deep Impact Cruises toward Comet  hits: 5769
Northern Lights and Southern Lights Are Not Mirror Images  hits: 7448
Enhance Your Teaching Skills Online  hits: 5898
 

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: 5830
Cassini Detects Atmosphere on Enceladus  hits: 5570
Imaging Radar Links Storm Runoff to Coastal Pollution  hits: 5621
Shuttle Crew Tests Equipment for Return to Flight  hits: 5524
Teach Your Students Through Technology  hits: 5559
 

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: 6759
Mars Exploration Rovers Shatter Expectations  hits: 5852
Lunar Reflectors Help Test Einstein Theory  hits: 6118
Discovery Solid Rocket Boosters Mate with External Tank  hits: 6013
Chat about Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and its Moons  hits: 5909
 

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: 5880
False News Reports Claim Life Found on Mars  hits: 5758
Shuttle Moving Safely toward Return to Flight  hits: 5597
Hubble and Cassini See the Light… of Saturn Auroras  hits: 5753
Organize Special Classroom Activities  hits: 5959
 

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: 6368
NASA Budget Casualties Include Hubble, Jupiter Mission  hits: 5961
First Genesis Sample Sent to Researchers  hits: 6035
Research Balloon Bursts Flight Record  hits: 5745
Take a Trip through Science  hits: 5805
 

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: 6156
Opportunity Observes Unprecedented Mars Meteorite  hits: 5774
Swift Captures the Birth of a Black Hole  hits: 5746
Expedition 10 Crew Completes Spacewalk  hits: 5636
Chat Live about Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy  hits: 5721
 

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: 9480
Deep Impact Heads for Comet Collision  hits: 6449
Cassini Reveals Bulging Waistline of Iapetus  hits: 5851
Hubble Providing Evidence of Possible New Planet  hits: 5890
Participate in Professional Development Offerings  hits: 5781
 

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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: 5933
Huygens Splits for Titan  hits: 5691
Aging Universe Still Spawning Massive Galaxies  hits: 5718
Polluted Clouds Cool Earth Less  hits: 6670
Learn Across the Airwaves  hits: 5755
 

Issue 21:

NASA's 10th Administrator, Sean O'Keefe. Photo courtesy NASA/Bill Ingalls.  NASA Administrator Resigns  hits: 5754
Spitzer and Hubble Begin to Unravel Planetary Evolution Mystery  hits: 5602
Mars Rovers Spot Water Clue, Frost, Clouds  hits: 6149
Shuttle Discovery Receives New Engines  hits: 5882
Famed Astronaut John Young Retires  hits: 6081
Exciting Contest Opportunities Available for Students  hits: 5691
 

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: 5732
Swift Satellite Soars into Space  hits: 5803
Space Shuttle Flight Assembly Begins  hits: 6034
A Tale of Two Moons  hits: 5963
Chat Live with NASA Astronaut  hits: 6544
 

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: 5882
Cassini Glimpses Possible Ice Volcano on Titan  hits: 6170
Scientists Map Human Genome Activity  hits: 5747
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Water  hits: 6601
Chat Live With NASA Flight Systems Engineer  hits: 5676
 

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: 5737
Cassini Plays Detective in Titan Mystery  hits: 5626
Spirit Captures 50,000th Mars Image  hits: 5873
Laser Technology Helps Track Changes in Mount St. Helens  hits: 6037
Take Advantage of Exciting Field Trip Options  hits: 6080
 

Issue 17:

Planet building images courtesy NASA/JPL/Caltech.  Astronomers Discover Planet Building is Messy Process  hits: 5997
Total Lunar Eclipse Nearing  hits: 6192
Astronauts Begin Dress Rehearsals for Shuttle Return to Flight  hits: 6237
Light Shed on Genesis Mishap  hits: 5887
Chat with Astronaut Col. Mark Lee  hits: 6380
 

Issue 16:

Official World Space Week logo.  World Space Week 2004: Space and Sustainable Development  hits: 5746
SpaceShipOne Claims ANSARI X PRIZE  hits: 6049
NASA Mourns Loss of Original Mercury 7 Astronaut Gordon Cooper  hits: 6717
Lance Bass to Visit California Schools  hits: 6049
World Space Week Offers Events around the Globe  hits: 6088
Celebrate World Space Week in Your Classroom  hits: 5895
 

Issue 15:

Dr. Don Burnett examines material from the Genesis return capsule.  Photo courtesy NASA/JPL.  Genesis Scientists Bouncing Back From Crash  hits: 5869
Rings and Moons and New Objects… Oh My!  hits: 5990
X PRIZE Teams to Compete for $10 Million Prize  hits: 6483
Opportunities Abound for Classroom Activities  hits: 8548
Expand Your Educational Horizons  hits: 5739
 

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: 6042
Genesis Space Capsule Slams into Desert Floor  hits: 6487
Hurricane Frances Leaves Her Mark  hits: 6024
Scientists Discover New Class of Extrasolar Planets  hits: 6347
Cassini Unlocking Saturn’s Secrets  hits: 6577
NASA Offers Science Competitions for Students  hits: 6328
 

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: 5820
Satellites and Radar Track Devastating Storms  hits: 7095
Aircraft Hunt for Weather Clues  hits: 6636
Scientist Sees Lightning like Superman  hits: 6111
Enhance Your Storm Experience  hits: 6008
Chase Storms in Your Classroom  hits: 6053
 

Issue 12:

Photo courtesy NASA / JPL.  Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 5832
Cassini Flies by Phoebe, Closes in on Saturn  hits: 6860
Opportunity Dips into Endurance  hits: 5952
Reagan Remembered Onboard International Space Station  hits: 6306
Enhance Your Science Knowledge This Summer  hits: 6169
 

Issue 11:

Venus (pictured here) will be passing between the Earth and the Sun on June 8, 2004.  Venus Transit  hits: 6168
Opportunity Catches Some Zs  hits: 5779
Saturn Seen From Far And Near  hits: 6019
Raw Ingredients for Life Detected in Planetary Construction Zones  hits: 5825
Students Compete in an Odyssey to Solve NASA-Sponsored Problem  hits: 5751
 

Issue 10:

Artistic depiction of the meteor impact.  Evidence of Exctinction-Causing Meteor Impact Found Off Australian Coast  hits: 6331
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Succeed  hits: 5759
Spitzer Shares the Wealth  hits: 5880
It Is Dirty Work, But Someone Has to Do It  hits: 5735
Explore Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 5798
NASA Plans to Put an Aura Around the Earth  hits: 5880
 

Issue 9:

Space Day logo  Space Day 2004: Blazing Galactic Trails  hits: 5927
Celebrating Space Day throughout the World  hits: 7261
The Future of Space Exploration  hits: 6336
Expedition 8 Crew Returns Safely from International Space Station  hits: 6063
Demise in Ice and Fire  hits: 5971
Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Space Day 2004 in Your Classroom  hits: 6049
 

Issue 8:

Images of the Lyrids taken last year by NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.  Celestial Show Tonight  hits: 5880
Mars Rocks Resemble Meteorites Found on Earth  hits: 6444
Sedna Mystery Deepens With Hubble Images of Farthest Planetoid  hits: 6488
Two Storms Caught in the Act on Saturn  hits: 5932
Explore Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 6190
 

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: 5998
Cassini Reveals New Atmospheric Features on Saturn  hits: 6127
Shuttle Technology Gets Hearts Pumping  hits: 6306
Most Precise Gyroscopes Ready to Test Einstein Theory  hits: 6140
Chat Live about Martian Geology and Rovers  hits: 5771
 

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: 6558
Opportunity Makes a Case for Standing Body of Water on Mars  hits: 6566
Most Distant Object In Solar System Discovered  hits: 6684
NASA Explains Dust Bowl Drought  hits: 6237
Chat about Mars Rover  hits: 5822
 

Issue 5:

The New Header for Planetary Times.  A New Look and a New Name  hits: 5863
Hubble Unveils Earliest Galaxies  hits: 6273
Spirit and Opportunity Find Signs of Water  hits: 7012
Space Station Research Yields New Information About Bone Loss  hits: 6596
Cassini Captures Stunning View of Saturn  hits: 6412
Chat Live with NASA Astronaut Daniel Brandenstein  hits: 6757
 

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: 6560
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Dazzle  hits: 6526
View Two NASA Events Online This Thursday  hits: 6229
New Clues about The Nature of Dark Energy  hits: 6012
NASA Updates Space Shuttle Return to Flight Plans  hits: 6079
 

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: 6066
NASA Reveals Budget Details and Vision for the Future  hits: 5695
Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe  hits: 5721
NASA Predicts More Tropical Rain in a Warmer World  hits: 6019
 

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: 6188
The Calm After the Cometary Storm  hits: 5790
Martian Landmarks Dedicated to Apollo 1 Crew  hits: 6238
You Are Invited to Explore Two Vast Continents  hits: 5886
Ask Planetary Scientist John Gruener About Future Lunar Exploration  hits: 6363
 

Issue 1:

The most recent view of Mars taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.  Destination: Mars  hits: 6358
Spirit Continues Explorations on Mars while Opportunity Races Forward  hits: 7979
Exploring the Red Planet  hits: 7237
Chatting About Mars  hits: 6667
Misunderstanding Mars  hits: 7600
High School Students Land on Mars  hits: 6362
Mars Explorer Lands in Classrooms  hits: 6960
Bring Mars Activities into Your Classroom  hits: 7725
 

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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: 6490
Tune in for Live NASA Coverage of Mars and Comet Missions  hits: 6491
Satellites Provide Clues to Help Solve the Ebola Enigma  hits: 8043
A Year Of Sorrow, Recovery, Progress And Success for NASA  hits: 7098
Chat Live: Lunar Prospector Mission  hits: 6470
 

Issue 19:

The Wright Flyer.  History in the Re-Making  hits: 5816
NASA Astronaut Breaks U.S. Space Endurance Record  hits: 6042
Mars May Be Emerging From An Ice Age  hits: 5900
Radar Studies Detect New Influence on Asteroid Movement  hits: 6583
NASA Song Soars To Grammy Nomination  hits: 5779
Read All About it: First Powered Flight  hits: 5907
 

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: 5945
Dreaming of a Red Christmas  hits: 5857
California 17-Year-Old Launches Attempt to be First Teenager in Space  hits: 6861
NASA Successfully Tests Ion Engine  hits: 6279
The Microbial Menace from Space  hits: 6088
Chat Online about the Centennial of Flight with Dr. Jack Bacon  hits: 5998
 

Issue 17:

The Wright brothers' plane, the 1903 Flyer.  A Century of Soaring  hits: 5990
Relive the History of Flight  hits: 8991
Fly Free as a Bird  hits: 6368
"Fastest Man Alive" Recalls 50th Anniversary of Historic Flight  hits: 6265
Celebrating Flight Across the United States  hits: 7487
Bring the Centennial of Flight into Your Classroom  hits: 7171
 

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: 6255
Total Lunar Eclipse the Night of November 9  hits: 5917
California Wildfires Captured by International Space Station Crew  hits: 6210
Astronomers Find Nearest Galaxy to the Milky Way  hits: 6127
A Week of Extraordinary Solar Activity  hits: 5741
 

Issue 15:

Yang emerging from his craft after orbiting the Earth 14 times.  First Chinese Astronaut Returns from Orbit  hits: 6265
New Tenants for International Space Station  hits: 5709
Chat Live About the Mars Exploration Rovers with Dr. Catherine Weitz  hits: 6227
South American Glaciers Melt at Record Speeds  hits: 6147
Award-Winning Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz Follows Dream  hits: 7939
 

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: 5844
Asteroid Barely Misses the Earth  hits: 6673
Astronomers Find Evidence of Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan  hits: 5770
Online Chat about Plants in Space and Space Hardware  hits: 5711
Saturn-Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory  hits: 5963
 

Issue 13:

Hurricane Isabel off the coast of North Carolina.  NASA Keeps Watch Over Isabel  hits: 5730
Get Set for DIME Drop Days  hits: 5808
And the Winner Is . . .  hits: 5980
Chat Live with Planetary Geologist Dr. Aileen Yingst on October 1, 2003  hits: 6015
Space Symphonies  hits: 5680
 

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: 7349
Farthest, Faintest Solar System Objects Found Beyond Neptune  hits: 6115
Galileo's 8-Year Relationship with Jupiter Ends with a Bang  hits: 6295
Chandra X-ray Observatory "Hears" a Supermassive Black Hole in Perseus  hits: 5983
Lance Bass Named Youth Spokesperson for World Space Week  hits: 6136
 

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: 5917
NASA Satellites Eye Forest Fires  hits: 6062
Scavenging the Red Planet  hits: 6123
The First European Lunar Probe to be Launched  hits: 5924
 

Issue 10:

Mars as seen on August 1 by amateur astronomer Thomas Williamson of New Mexico.  See Mars Melt  hits: 6767
First Wedding in Space  hits: 5719
Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status  hits: 5832
Asteroids Named in Tribute to the Columbia Astronauts  hits: 5966
 

Issue 9:

A Perseid fireball photographed in 1997 by Rick Scott and Joe Orman.  Wishing Opportunities Scheduled to Increase a Hundred Fold  hits: 5846
1,000 Days of Human Presence on the International Space Station  hits: 5696
Mars Gets Cozy With Earth  hits: 6316
Expedition 8 Crew Appointed to Manage International Space Station  hits: 5696
 

Issue 8:

This Micro-Robot Explorer, or Spider-bot, can fit in the palm of your hand.  Meet the Humans Behind the Robots  hits: 6596
Opportunity Joins Spirit on the Path to Mars  hits: 6049
Hubble Helps Confirm Oldest Known Planet  hits: 6006
Gravitational Radiation May Regulate Pulsar Spin  hits: 7508
Help NASA Review Instructional Lessons  hits: 6071
 

Issue 7:

Spirit's intended trajectory toward Mars.  Opportunity Waits While Spirit Hurtles Forward  hits: 5786
Helios Prototype Solar Aircraft Lost in Flight Mishap  hits: 5981
NASA Helps Libraries Bring Space Research Down to Earth  hits: 6290
Unique Birthday Celebration for Space Station Resident  hits: 5666
 

Issue 6:

Spirit's launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  NASA’s ‘Spirit’ Rover Begins Voyage to Mars  hits: 6126
Evidence for a Meteor Powered Extinction Found  hits: 6856
Headless Comets Survive Plunge through Sun  hits: 6155
Supplying the Space Station  hits: 6121
 

Issue 5:

Artist's depiction of the Mars Express space probe.  Mars Express Launched to Explore the Red Planet  hits: 6425
A Martian View of Home  hits: 6552
Tsunami Sweeps Atlantic Coast in Asteroid Impact Scenario  hits: 8931
Mars Exploration Rover Set to Launch June 8  hits: 5843
 

Issue 4:

Artist depiction of the Deep Impact spacecraft.  Take Your Place Among the Stars  hits: 7779
University Students May Help NASA Explore Mars  hits: 5970
NASA Astrobiology Institute Offers Summer Workshops for Teachers  hits: 5918
Chat Live With Research Scientist on May 29, 2003  hits: 5678
 

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: 6402
Total Lunar Eclipse the Night of May 15  hits: 5893
Mercury to Pass In Front of Sun on May 7  hits: 5933
Professional Development Opportunity in Astrobiology and More  hits: 5884
 

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: 6257
Mars Orbiter Camera Team Begins Daily Picture Postings  hits: 6367
Classroom Exploration of the Oceans: An Online Teacher Workshop Series  hits: 6204
 

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: 6429
Space InfraRed Telescope Facility to Launch April 18th  hits: 6341
Don Pettit Space Chronicles  hits: 6199
Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 6086
Online Chat with Research Scientist Dr. Daria Schmidt  hits: 6926

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