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: 2538
Major Meteor Showers  hits: 2781
Shooting for Shooting Stars  hits: 2566
Herschel Reveals Ripening Stars Near Rosette Nebula  hits: 2507
Celebrate Space Day With Events Nationwide  hits: 2463
 

Volume 7 -

 
 

Issue 6:

The system Gliese 667 Artist Impression – Image Credit: ESO  32 New Exoplanets Found  hits: 2514
LCROSS Impacts the Moon  hits: 2381
NASA Updates Shuttle Atlantis Target Launch Date, Crew Rehearsal  hits: 2238
NASA Space Telescope Discovers Largest Ring around Saturn  hits: 2358
Ares I-X Moved to Launch Pad  hits: 2310
Mission Patch Contest Announced  hits: 2364
 

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: 2615
Hubble Photographs Commemorate Decommissioning of Super Camera  hits: 2688
Soft Ground Puts Spirit in Danger Despite Gain in Daily Energy  hits: 2472
NASA's Spitzer Telescope Warms Up To New Career  hits: 2495
Chat with Former Astronaut Michael Bloomfield  hits: 2612
Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 2459
 

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: 2581
NASA Team Finds Riches in Meteorite Treasure Hunt  hits: 2761
Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice  hits: 2599
One Mars Rover Sees a Distant Goal; The Other Takes a New Route  hits: 2628
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES  hits: 2627
 

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: 2586
Newfound Moon May Be Source of Outer Saturn Ring  hits: 2520
NASA's Launch Of Carbon-Seeking Satellite Unsuccessful  hits: 2544
Station Spacewalkers Install Experiments, Probe  hits: 2479
Discuss Spaceflight with Former NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford  hits: 3780
 

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: 2732
STS-119: A Final Station Power Up  hits: 2830
NASA Mission to Help Unravel Key Carbon, Climate Mysteries  hits: 3252
Astronomers Observe Planet With Wild Temperature Swings  hits: 2751
Student Competitions  hits: 2760
 

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: 2656
Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'  hits: 2775
NASA'S Fermi Telescope Unveils a Dozen New Pulsars  hits: 2604
New NASA Balloon Successfully Flight-Tested Over Antarctica  hits: 2748
Grant Opportunities  hits: 2649
 

Volume 6 -

 
 

Issue 12:

Mars Phoenix Lander, image credit: NASA/JPL.  2008: The Year in Space  hits: 2621
Rivers of Gas Flow Around Stars in New Space Image  hits: 2592
Hubble Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet  hits: 2483
NASA Orbiter Finds Martian Rock Record with 10 Beats to the Bar  hits: 2466
Science Events  hits: 2553
 

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: 2794
Mars Phoenix Lander Finishes Successful Work on Red Planet  hits: 2684
Closest Planetary System Hosts Two Asteroid Belts  hits: 2679
Fall & Winter Student Competitions  hits: 2753
Online Chat About Astronomy & The Hubble Space Telescope  hits: 2780
 

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: 2650
Splashy Portrait Helps Explain How Stars Form  hits: 2794
NASA Spacecraft Ready to Explore Outer Solar System  hits: 2658
Exciting Student Opportunities  hits: 2667
Online Chat About Mars: The Planet, Missions, and Beyond  hits: 2798
 

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: 2957
Cassini Images Ring Arcs Among Saturn’s Moons  hits: 2813
Spiky Probe on NASA Mars Lander Raises Vapor Quandary  hits: 2781
2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicking Into High Gear  hits: 2922
Resources Available to Educators  hits: 2891
 

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: 2938
NASA Confirms Liquid Lake on Saturn Moon  hits: 2983
Hubble Unveils Colorful Star Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit  hits: 2933
Cassini Begins Transmitting Data from Enceladus Flyby  hits: 2835
Student Competitions  hits: 3028
 

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: 2978
Phoenix Scrapes to Icy Soil in Wonderland  hits: 2864
Ocean Wind Power Maps Reveal Possible Wind Energy Sources  hits: 2751
NASA and ESA Complete Comparative Exploration Architecture Study  hits: 2899
Student Opportunities  hits: 2787
 

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: 2784
Phoenix Makes First Trench in Science Preserve  hits: 2813
Discovery’s Mission a Success  hits: 2833
GLAST in Orbit!  hits: 2842
Introducing the Spacesuit of the Future  hits: 2772
 

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: 2997
Discovery of Most Recent Supernova in Our Galaxy  hits: 3071
Send Your Name to the Moon With New Lunar Mission  hits: 3147
A Space Experience  hits: 3010
Exciting Teacher Opportunities  hits: 3175
 

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: 3207
Cassini Spacecraft Finds an Ocean May Exist Beneath Titan's Crust  hits: 3026
Expedition 17 Crew Launches from Baikonur  hits: 3023
Student Contests  hits: 3041
Discuss the Martian Rovers with an Educational Outreach Coordinator  hits: 3255
 

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: 3155
Cassini Spacecraft to Dive Into Water Plume of Saturn Moon  hits: 3056
Saturn's Moon Rhea Also May Have Rings  hits: 3154
Total Lunar Eclipse  hits: 3171
Discuss the Martian Surface with Suniti Karunatillake  hits: 3628
 

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: 3202
Astronomers Eye Ultra Young, Bright Galaxy in Early Universe  hits: 3238
Spitzer Catches Young Stars in Their Baby Blanket of Dust  hits: 3090
NASA’s Deep Impact Begins Hunt for Alien Worlds  hits: 3132
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut  hits: 3291
 

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: 3374
Astronomers Monitor Asteroid to Pass Near Mars  hits: 3142
Hot Cyclones Churn at Both Ends of Saturn  hits: 3098
Teacher Workshops and Masters Programs  hits: 3125
Discuss the Martian Atmosphere with Scientist Dr. Michael Wolff  hits: 3005
 

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: 3643
Atlantis Launch Delayed Until January 2008  hits: 3132
NASA Spacecraft Make New Discoveries About Northern Lights  hits: 3208
Spacecraft Reveals New Insights About the Origin of Solar Wind  hits: 3083
Science Events/Activities  hits: 3135
 

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: 3081
Scientists Discover Record Fifth Planet Orbiting Nearby Star  hits: 3256
Harmony Moved to Front of Space Station  hits: 3262
Online Chats with a Former Astronaut and a Current Astronaut  hits: 3231
Student Competitions  hits: 3216
 

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: 3249
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Enroute to Shed Light on Asteroid Belt  hits: 3053
Cassini is on the Trail of a Runaway Mystery  hits: 3264
Expedition 16 in Orbit, Heads to Station  hits: 3103
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Richard Covey  hits: 3161
 

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: 3370
NASA Space Telescopes Find 'Lego-Block' Galaxies in Early Universe  hits: 3308
Water Vapor Seen 'Raining Down' On Young Star System  hits: 3361
Grow Space Seeds in Your Classroom  hits: 4156
Life and Work on the Moon: What Images Come to Mind?  hits: 3322
 

Issue 15:

Space Shuttle Endeavour during liftoff. Photo credit: NASA.  STS-118 Launches  hits: 3322
Mars Exploration Rover Status Report: Situation Improves  hits: 3289
NASA Spacecraft Heads for Polar Region of Mars  hits: 3048
NASA’s Spitzer Spies Monster Galaxy Pileup  hits: 3182
Grant Opportunities  hits: 3318
 

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: 3341
Astronomers Claim to Find the Most Distant Known Galaxies  hits: 3210
NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor on Hot, Alien Planet  hits: 3240
NASA Readies Mars Lander for Launch to Icy Site  hits: 3220
Summer Programs for Teachers  hits: 3397
 

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: 3433
Mars Rover Spirit Unearths Surprise Evidence of Wetter Past  hits: 3378
Cassini 'Cat Scan' Maps Clumps in Saturn's Rings  hits: 3273
NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes  hits: 3421
Exciting Exhibits to Visit this Summer  hits: 3406
 

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: 3938
NASA’s Chandra Sees Brightest Supernova Ever  hits: 3370
NASA’s Next Mars Spacecraft Crosses the Mississippi  hits: 3546
A Space Experience  hits: 3566
Discuss Career Opportunities in Aviation  hits: 3457
 

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: 3702
NASA Telescope Finds Planets Thrive Around Stellar Twins  hits: 3485
Dawn Arrives in Florida  hits: 3618
NASA Astronaut to Run Boston Marathon in Space  hits: 3680
Student Opportunities  hits: 3607
 

Issue 10:

Radar shows evidence of seas. Image credit: NASA/JPL.  Cassini Spacecraft Images Seas on Saturn’s Moon Titan  hits: 3620
A Hot Start Might Explain Geysers on Enceladus  hits: 3452
New Panorama Reveals More Than a Thousand Black Holes  hits: 4364
NASA Mission Finds Link Between Big and Small Stellar Blasts  hits: 3612
Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 3503
 

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: 3787
Launch Week Arrives for THEMIS  hits: 3519
Spacewalks Continue at the International Space Station  hits: 3585
Student Contests- Your Students Could Win a Trip To Space or Space Camp  hits: 3880
History of Spaceflight and the Future of Human Space Exploration  hits: 3648
 

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: 3796
NASA Selects Proposals for Future Mars Missions and Studies  hits: 3649
NASA Completes Review Milestone for Ares I Vehicle  hits: 3660
Famous Space Pillars Feel the Heat of Star’s Explosion  hits: 4343
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Rich Clifford  hits: 3847
 

Issue 7:

STS-116 Discovery night launch. Image credit: NASA.  2006: The Year in Space  hits: 3980
NASA Discovery Mission STS-116  hits: 3628
NASA Images Suggest Water Still Flows in Brief Spurts on Mars  hits: 3657
NASA Unveils Its Global Exploration Strategy and Lunar Architecture  hits: 3509
Space Exhibits to Visit While on Winter Break  hits: 3718
 

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: 3740
Earth: The Lone Pale Blue Dot?  hits: 4151
NASA Announces Discovery Program Selections  hits: 3642
Online Chat with Former NASA Astronaut Richard Covey  hits: 3770
New Planetary Times Release Date  hits: 3497
 

Issue 5:

Artists conceptual drawing of the two spacecraft in orbit around the sun. 
Image credit: NASA.
  STEREO Poised for Launch  hits: 3517
ESA Astronaut Christer Fuglesang Gets Ready for the Next Shuttle Mission  hits: 3651
Planet-Finding by Numbers  hits: 3568
NASA Announces New Student Aeronautics Competition  hits: 3541
Air Force Association Grant  hits: 3544
 

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: 4251
NASA Finds Saturn's Moons May be Creating New Rings  hits: 3864
Amazing Andromeda Galaxy  hits: 3835
Celebrating the First Manned Apollo Mission  hits: 3935
Online Chat with NASA Flight Systems Engineer John Gruener  hits: 3970
 

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: 3696
NASA Welcomes Space Shuttle Crew Back to Earth  hits: 3606
NASA Study Tracks Global Sources, Transport of Air Pollution  hits: 3665
Ground-Piercing Radar on NASA Mars Orbiter Ready for Work  hits: 3579
Fall Courses and Seminars  hits: 3667
 

Issue 2:

STS-115 Atlantis launches from Kennedy Space Center. Image credit: NASA.  STS-115 Atlantis  hits: 4034
NASA Rover Nears Martian Bowl Goal  hits: 3790
Impact Landing Ends SMART-1 Mission to the Moon  hits: 3670
Grant Opportunities  hits: 3857
Involve Your Students in Space Themed Contests  hits: 3812
 

Issue 1:

Montage of planets. Image credit: NASA/JPL.
  Pluto No Longer a Planet  hits: 4105
New Horizons Continuing on to Pluto, Planet or Not  hits: 3618
Atlantis Headed Back to Launch Pad  hits: 3688
NASA Galaxy Hunter: Huge Black Holes Stifle Star Formation  hits: 3934
Participate in Science Events  hits: 3735
 

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: 4221
Commander Steve Lindsey  hits: 4036
Pilot Mark Kelly  hits: 3885
Mission Specialist Mike Fossum  hits: 4091
Mission Specialist Lisa Nowak  hits: 4999
Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson  hits: 5184
Mission Specialist Piers Sellers  hits: 3824
Mission Specialist Thomas Reiter  hits: 3789
 

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: 3958
Huge Storms Converge  hits: 3740
Spitzer Helps Solve Mystery of Space Dust  hits: 3696
First Images from NASA’s CloudSat  hits: 3609
Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 3655
 

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: 3850
New Space Observations Poised to Save Lives from Floods & Landslides  hits: 3635
Hamming It Up: Space to Kids Radio  hits: 3835
Repairs & Experiments Focus of June 1 Spacewalk  hits: 3727
Summer Space Events  hits: 3825
 

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: 4219
Tibet Provides Passage for Chemicals to Reach the Stratosphere  hits: 3752
Contract for the Innovative Flexible Broadband Satellite HYLAS  hits: 3740
Discovery Mated to Tank and Boosters  hits: 3771
Online Science Courses  hits: 4035
 

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: 3896
Galaxies Don Mask of Stars in New Spitzer Image  hits: 4060
Jupiter Shines  hits: 4175
NASA Astronaut Eileen Collins Completes Career of Space Firsts  hits: 4066
Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch 2006  hits: 3971
 

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: 4715
NASA Mars Rovers Head for New Sites After Studying Layers  hits: 4033
Venus Express Enters Orbit Around the Hothouse Planet  hits: 4545
NASA's Space Exploration in Undersea Lab  hits: 3971
Discuss Space Habitats with Janis Connolly  hits: 4277
 

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: 4287
Cassini Finds “Missing Link” Moonlet Evidence in Saturn’s Rings  hits: 4113
Total Solar Eclipse  hits: 4241
Venus within ESA Probe Reach  hits: 4074
Professional Development Workshops and Institutes  hits: 4248
 

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: 4243
Scientists Use Satellites to Help Detect Deep-Ocean Whirlpools  hits: 4390
Mars Rovers Get New Manager During Challenging Period  hits: 4138
Venus Bright in the Morning Sky  hits: 4490
Discuss the GOES-N Mission with NOAA Scientist Thomas Wrublewski  hits: 4133
 

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: 4179
NASA Aids in Resolving Long Standing Solar Cycle Mystery  hits: 4336
Study of Tsunami Forces Rethinking of Theory of Giant Earthquakes  hits: 4450
A Space Experience  hits: 4220
Discuss Spaceflight with Former Astronaut Dr. Tony England  hits: 4670
 

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: 4213
Greenland Ice Loss Doubles in Past Decade, Raising Sea Level Faster  hits: 4276
Mercury Bright in the Evening Sky  hits: 4400
Gem of a Comet Particle  hits: 4098
Participate in Upcoming Science Events  hits: 4112
 

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: 4379
Deep Impact Team Reports First Evidence of Cometary Ice  hits: 4017
Hardened Lava Meets Wind on Mars  hits: 4142
Space Station Crewmembers Release a Spacesuit-turned-Satellite  hits: 4130
Chat Live with a NASA Engineer  hits: 4267
 

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: 4377
Scientists Confirm Comet Samples  hits: 4135
NASA Magnetic Field Mission Ends  hits: 4203
NASA Honors Apollo Astronauts Michael Collins and Edgar Mitchell  hits: 4147
Grant Opportunities  hits: 4617
 

Issue 10:

An artist's concept of Topex/Poseidon. Image credit: NASA/JPL.  NASA's Topex/Poseidon Oceanography Mission Ends  hits: 4216
There's More to the North Star Than Meets the Eye  hits: 4348
NASA Administrator Honors Katrina Heroes  hits: 4187
NASA Prepares for Return of Interstellar Cargo  hits: 4236
Challenge Your Students with Some Competitions  hits: 4184
 

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: 4844
Partial Ingredients for DNA and Protein Found Around Star  hits: 4210
Aerospace Education Foundation Space Camp Scholarship Contest  hits: 4858
New Horizons Mission  hits: 4111
Learning and Teaching with NASA and ESSEA  hits: 4304
 

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: 4736
Challenges of Holiday Dining in Orbit  hits: 5633
Cassini Spots Activity on Saturn Moon  hits: 4500
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Amaze  hits: 4656
Explore Science, Technology, & Space Conferences  hits: 4413
 

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: 4569
Mars Rovers Celebrate Anniversary, Explore Possibility of Life  hits: 4326
Venus Express Observes Earth, Moon  hits: 4427
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Passes Halfway Mark  hits: 4219
Chat about Spaceflight with a NASA Astronaut  hits: 4266
 

Issue 6:

Artist's impression of Venus Express in orbit. Image copyright ESA.  Venus Express Blasts Off for Earth’s Neighbor  hits: 4658
Spitzer Harvests Dozens of New Stars  hits: 4358
Mountains of Creation Captured by Spitzer  hits: 4389
Paul McCartney Performs for ISS Crew  hits: 4263
Space Education In and Out of the Classroom  hits: 4454
 

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: 4725
Cassini Uncovers More Saturn Mysteries  hits: 4518
International Space Station Celebrates Milestone  hits: 4244
Spitzer Catches Black Widow Nebula  hits: 4399
Chat about Spaceflight with a Former Astronaut  hits: 4473
 

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: 4737
Max Q: The All-NASA Rock Band  hits: 5183
Saturn Moon Dione Displays Icy Tranquility  hits: 4487
Black Holes Spawn New Generations of Stars  hits: 4367
Enhance Your Teaching Skills  hits: 4512
 

Issue 3:

Greg Olsen during Soyuz Spacecraft training. Image courtesy Space Adventures, Ltd.  American Businessman Arrives at International Space Station  hits: 4451
35-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved  hits: 4829
Cassini Doubleheader Flybys Score Home Run  hits: 4268
Aerospace Enthusiasts Gather in New Mexico for Countdown to X PRIZE CUP  hits: 4347
Learn about Mars through Online Chat  hits: 4515
 

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: 4807
Durable Orbiter Tracks Mars Changes  hits: 4590
Cassini Spots Ghostly Ring Spokes and Possible Titan Shoreline  hits: 4412
Crash Claims Life of Dryden Chief Engineer Marta Bohn-Meyer  hits: 4504
More Student Lessons on Hurricanes  hits: 4552
 

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: 4568
Hurricane Katrina Strikes NASA Facilities  hits: 4527
Cassini Discovers Enceladus Tiger Stripes are Cubs  hits: 4613
Mars Mission Successes Delight Scientists  hits: 4432
NSTA Online Resources Help Students Understand Hurricanes  hits: 4733
 

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Issue 17:

Gregory Olsen. Image courtesy Space Adventures, Ltd.  International Space Station Will Host Civilian  hits: 4362
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Hurtles Toward the Red Planet  hits: 4445
Spacewalk Ends Early for Space Station Crew  hits: 4325
Discovery to Launch Again in March  hits: 4404
Study Weightlessness through Electronic Field Trip  hits: 4592
 

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: 4696
Scientists Discover Tenth Planet  hits: 4575
Cassini Continues to Explore the Unknown  hits: 4955
Spitzer Finds Hungry Black Holes  hits: 4441
Put Your Astronomy Skills Into Practice  hits: 4528
 

Issue 15:

Space Shuttle Discovery launches from Kennedy Space Center. Image courtesy NASA/KSC.  Discovery Launches into Orbit  hits: 4402
Cassini Finds Intriguing Features on Enceladus  hits: 4329
Aviation Aficionados Flock to AirVenture 2005  hits: 4376
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Preps for Launch  hits: 4363
Take Part in Science Broadcasts  hits: 4402
 

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: 4282
Deep Impact Completes Spectacular Mission  hits: 4323
Spongy-Looking Hyperion Tumbles into View  hits: 4506
Satellites Examine Sea Level Changes  hits: 4403
Take Advantage of Summer Opportunities  hits: 4513
 

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: 4424
Researchers Brace for Violent Hurricane Season  hits: 4512
Cassini Reveals Lake-Like Feature on Titan  hits: 4289
Hubble Chases Unruly Planet  hits: 4288
Learn From Women in Space Fields  hits: 4390
 

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: 4568
Spitzer Captures Rumbling of Dead Star  hits: 4394
Opportunity Breaks Free on Mars  hits: 4372
Deep Impact Prepares for Independence Day Extravaganza  hits: 4509
Excite Your Students about Space  hits: 4478
 

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: 4566
Cassini Seeing Red... On Titan  hits: 4347
Discovery Removed from Launch Pad  hits: 4401
Radio Signals Help Decipher Saturn Ring Structure  hits: 4500
Brush Up on Fundamentals through Science Exhibits  hits: 4367
 

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: 4679
Chandra Observatory Catches X-ray Super-flares  hits: 4425
Titan Atmosphere Decoded  hits: 4467
Opportunity Takes Tentative Step Forward  hits: 4322
Explore Distance Learning Courses  hits: 5040
 

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: 4594
Cassini Targets Unique Saturnian Moons  hits: 4789
Florida Welcomes Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter  hits: 4589
Energy of Earth Is Out of Balance  hits: 4977
Send Your Students to Camp  hits: 4921
 

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: 4696
Discovery Passes Tanking Test  hits: 4459
Michael Griffin Takes Reigns as NASA Administrator  hits: 4630
Cassini Zooms In on Titan  hits: 4464
Chat Live with Former Astronaut Dr. Edward Gibson  hits: 4602
 

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: 4900
Spirit and Opportunity Head for Triple Overtime  hits: 4675
Deep Impact Cruises toward Comet  hits: 4696
Northern Lights and Southern Lights Are Not Mirror Images  hits: 6396
Enhance Your Teaching Skills Online  hits: 4844
 

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: 4775
Cassini Detects Atmosphere on Enceladus  hits: 4506
Imaging Radar Links Storm Runoff to Coastal Pollution  hits: 4545
Shuttle Crew Tests Equipment for Return to Flight  hits: 4474
Teach Your Students Through Technology  hits: 4536
 

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: 5651
Mars Exploration Rovers Shatter Expectations  hits: 4760
Lunar Reflectors Help Test Einstein Theory  hits: 5027
Discovery Solid Rocket Boosters Mate with External Tank  hits: 4900
Chat about Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and its Moons  hits: 4847
 

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: 4830
False News Reports Claim Life Found on Mars  hits: 4671
Shuttle Moving Safely toward Return to Flight  hits: 4575
Hubble and Cassini See the Light… of Saturn Auroras  hits: 4660
Organize Special Classroom Activities  hits: 4903
 

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: 5342
NASA Budget Casualties Include Hubble, Jupiter Mission  hits: 4898
First Genesis Sample Sent to Researchers  hits: 4981
Research Balloon Bursts Flight Record  hits: 4757
Take a Trip through Science  hits: 4810
 

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: 5119
Opportunity Observes Unprecedented Mars Meteorite  hits: 4687
Swift Captures the Birth of a Black Hole  hits: 4676
Expedition 10 Crew Completes Spacewalk  hits: 4534
Chat Live about Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy  hits: 4644
 

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: 8380
Deep Impact Heads for Comet Collision  hits: 5292
Cassini Reveals Bulging Waistline of Iapetus  hits: 4809
Hubble Providing Evidence of Possible New Planet  hits: 4874
Participate in Professional Development Offerings  hits: 4719
 

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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: 4905
Huygens Splits for Titan  hits: 4654
Aging Universe Still Spawning Massive Galaxies  hits: 4697
Polluted Clouds Cool Earth Less  hits: 5608
Learn Across the Airwaves  hits: 4731
 

Issue 21:

NASA's 10th Administrator, Sean O'Keefe. Photo courtesy NASA/Bill Ingalls.  NASA Administrator Resigns  hits: 4690
Spitzer and Hubble Begin to Unravel Planetary Evolution Mystery  hits: 4577
Mars Rovers Spot Water Clue, Frost, Clouds  hits: 5070
Shuttle Discovery Receives New Engines  hits: 4812
Famed Astronaut John Young Retires  hits: 5004
Exciting Contest Opportunities Available for Students  hits: 4678
 

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: 4686
Swift Satellite Soars into Space  hits: 4760
Space Shuttle Flight Assembly Begins  hits: 4951
A Tale of Two Moons  hits: 4821
Chat Live with NASA Astronaut  hits: 5507
 

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: 4832
Cassini Glimpses Possible Ice Volcano on Titan  hits: 5103
Scientists Map Human Genome Activity  hits: 4715
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Water  hits: 5475
Chat Live With NASA Flight Systems Engineer  hits: 4612
 

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: 4692
Cassini Plays Detective in Titan Mystery  hits: 4606
Spirit Captures 50,000th Mars Image  hits: 4831
Laser Technology Helps Track Changes in Mount St. Helens  hits: 4888
Take Advantage of Exciting Field Trip Options  hits: 5007
 

Issue 17:

Planet building images courtesy NASA/JPL/Caltech.  Astronomers Discover Planet Building is Messy Process  hits: 4967
Total Lunar Eclipse Nearing  hits: 5150
Astronauts Begin Dress Rehearsals for Shuttle Return to Flight  hits: 5222
Light Shed on Genesis Mishap  hits: 4803
Chat with Astronaut Col. Mark Lee  hits: 5119
 

Issue 16:

Official World Space Week logo.  World Space Week 2004: Space and Sustainable Development  hits: 4662
SpaceShipOne Claims ANSARI X PRIZE  hits: 4929
NASA Mourns Loss of Original Mercury 7 Astronaut Gordon Cooper  hits: 5613
Lance Bass to Visit California Schools  hits: 4967
World Space Week Offers Events around the Globe  hits: 4993
Celebrate World Space Week in Your Classroom  hits: 4890
 

Issue 15:

Dr. Don Burnett examines material from the Genesis return capsule.  Photo courtesy NASA/JPL.  Genesis Scientists Bouncing Back From Crash  hits: 4823
Rings and Moons and New Objects… Oh My!  hits: 4906
X PRIZE Teams to Compete for $10 Million Prize  hits: 5388
Opportunities Abound for Classroom Activities  hits: 7380
Expand Your Educational Horizons  hits: 4652
 

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: 4885
Genesis Space Capsule Slams into Desert Floor  hits: 5401
Hurricane Frances Leaves Her Mark  hits: 4931
Scientists Discover New Class of Extrasolar Planets  hits: 5245
Cassini Unlocking Saturn’s Secrets  hits: 5333
NASA Offers Science Competitions for Students  hits: 5236
 

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: 4772
Satellites and Radar Track Devastating Storms  hits: 5930
Aircraft Hunt for Weather Clues  hits: 5507
Scientist Sees Lightning like Superman  hits: 5089
Enhance Your Storm Experience  hits: 4990
Chase Storms in Your Classroom  hits: 5013
 

Issue 12:

Photo courtesy NASA / JPL.  Planetary Times Summer Hiatus  hits: 4778
Cassini Flies by Phoebe, Closes in on Saturn  hits: 5795
Opportunity Dips into Endurance  hits: 4925
Reagan Remembered Onboard International Space Station  hits: 5251
Enhance Your Science Knowledge This Summer  hits: 5119
 

Issue 11:

Venus (pictured here) will be passing between the Earth and the Sun on June 8, 2004.  Venus Transit  hits: 5105
Opportunity Catches Some Zs  hits: 4730
Saturn Seen From Far And Near  hits: 4992
Raw Ingredients for Life Detected in Planetary Construction Zones  hits: 4802
Students Compete in an Odyssey to Solve NASA-Sponsored Problem  hits: 4687
 

Issue 10:

Artistic depiction of the meteor impact.  Evidence of Exctinction-Causing Meteor Impact Found Off Australian Coast  hits: 5185
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Succeed  hits: 4711
Spitzer Shares the Wealth  hits: 4819
It Is Dirty Work, But Someone Has to Do It  hits: 4692
Explore Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 4752
NASA Plans to Put an Aura Around the Earth  hits: 4808
 

Issue 9:

Space Day logo  Space Day 2004: Blazing Galactic Trails  hits: 4849
Celebrating Space Day throughout the World  hits: 5870
The Future of Space Exploration  hits: 5276
Expedition 8 Crew Returns Safely from International Space Station  hits: 4997
Demise in Ice and Fire  hits: 4930
Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Space Day 2004 in Your Classroom  hits: 4920
 

Issue 8:

Images of the Lyrids taken last year by NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.  Celestial Show Tonight  hits: 4826
Mars Rocks Resemble Meteorites Found on Earth  hits: 5342
Sedna Mystery Deepens With Hubble Images of Farthest Planetoid  hits: 5397
Two Storms Caught in the Act on Saturn  hits: 4893
Explore Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 5121
 

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: 4939
Cassini Reveals New Atmospheric Features on Saturn  hits: 5101
Shuttle Technology Gets Hearts Pumping  hits: 5291
Most Precise Gyroscopes Ready to Test Einstein Theory  hits: 5071
Chat Live about Martian Geology and Rovers  hits: 4752
 

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: 5483
Opportunity Makes a Case for Standing Body of Water on Mars  hits: 5400
Most Distant Object In Solar System Discovered  hits: 5671
NASA Explains Dust Bowl Drought  hits: 5170
Chat about Mars Rover  hits: 4758
 

Issue 5:

The New Header for Planetary Times.  A New Look and a New Name  hits: 4783
Hubble Unveils Earliest Galaxies  hits: 5189
Spirit and Opportunity Find Signs of Water  hits: 5682
Space Station Research Yields New Information About Bone Loss  hits: 5374
Cassini Captures Stunning View of Saturn  hits: 5305
Chat Live with NASA Astronaut Daniel Brandenstein  hits: 5682
 

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: 5479
Mars Exploration Rovers Continue to Dazzle  hits: 5337
View Two NASA Events Online This Thursday  hits: 5172
New Clues about The Nature of Dark Energy  hits: 4905
NASA Updates Space Shuttle Return to Flight Plans  hits: 4994
 

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: 4998
NASA Reveals Budget Details and Vision for the Future  hits: 4668
Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe  hits: 4699
NASA Predicts More Tropical Rain in a Warmer World  hits: 4908
 

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: 5130
The Calm After the Cometary Storm  hits: 4799
Martian Landmarks Dedicated to Apollo 1 Crew  hits: 5229
You Are Invited to Explore Two Vast Continents  hits: 4924
Ask Planetary Scientist John Gruener About Future Lunar Exploration  hits: 4984
 

Issue 1:

The most recent view of Mars taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.  Destination: Mars  hits: 5286
Spirit Continues Explorations on Mars while Opportunity Races Forward  hits: 6618
Exploring the Red Planet  hits: 6142
Chatting About Mars  hits: 5611
Misunderstanding Mars  hits: 6414
High School Students Land on Mars  hits: 5345
Mars Explorer Lands in Classrooms  hits: 5909
Bring Mars Activities into Your Classroom  hits: 6580
 

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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: 5528
Tune in for Live NASA Coverage of Mars and Comet Missions  hits: 5507
Satellites Provide Clues to Help Solve the Ebola Enigma  hits: 7048
A Year Of Sorrow, Recovery, Progress And Success for NASA  hits: 5850
Chat Live: Lunar Prospector Mission  hits: 5526
 

Issue 19:

The Wright Flyer.  History in the Re-Making  hits: 4836
NASA Astronaut Breaks U.S. Space Endurance Record  hits: 5025
Mars May Be Emerging From An Ice Age  hits: 4870
Radar Studies Detect New Influence on Asteroid Movement  hits: 5595
NASA Song Soars To Grammy Nomination  hits: 4786
Read All About it: First Powered Flight  hits: 4841
 

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: 4936
Dreaming of a Red Christmas  hits: 4868
California 17-Year-Old Launches Attempt to be First Teenager in Space  hits: 5404
NASA Successfully Tests Ion Engine  hits: 5312
The Microbial Menace from Space  hits: 5062
Chat Online about the Centennial of Flight with Dr. Jack Bacon  hits: 4982
 

Issue 17:

The Wright brothers' plane, the 1903 Flyer.  A Century of Soaring  hits: 4912
Relive the History of Flight  hits: 7629
Fly Free as a Bird  hits: 5327
"Fastest Man Alive" Recalls 50th Anniversary of Historic Flight  hits: 5221
Celebrating Flight Across the United States  hits: 6273
Bring the Centennial of Flight into Your Classroom  hits: 6043
 

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: 5257
Total Lunar Eclipse the Night of November 9  hits: 4949
California Wildfires Captured by International Space Station Crew  hits: 5132
Astronomers Find Nearest Galaxy to the Milky Way  hits: 5151
A Week of Extraordinary Solar Activity  hits: 4823
 

Issue 15:

Yang emerging from his craft after orbiting the Earth 14 times.  First Chinese Astronaut Returns from Orbit  hits: 5242
New Tenants for International Space Station  hits: 4691
Chat Live About the Mars Exploration Rovers with Dr. Catherine Weitz  hits: 5190
South American Glaciers Melt at Record Speeds  hits: 5196
Award-Winning Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz Follows Dream  hits: 6617
 

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: 4878
Asteroid Barely Misses the Earth  hits: 5583
Astronomers Find Evidence of Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan  hits: 4830
Online Chat about Plants in Space and Space Hardware  hits: 4701
Saturn-Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory  hits: 4963
 

Issue 13:

Hurricane Isabel off the coast of North Carolina.  NASA Keeps Watch Over Isabel  hits: 4768
Get Set for DIME Drop Days  hits: 4818
And the Winner Is . . .  hits: 5041
Chat Live with Planetary Geologist Dr. Aileen Yingst on October 1, 2003  hits: 5002
Space Symphonies  hits: 4669
 

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: 6353
Farthest, Faintest Solar System Objects Found Beyond Neptune  hits: 5093
Galileo's 8-Year Relationship with Jupiter Ends with a Bang  hits: 5230
Chandra X-ray Observatory "Hears" a Supermassive Black Hole in Perseus  hits: 4991
Lance Bass Named Youth Spokesperson for World Space Week  hits: 5177
 

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: 4958
NASA Satellites Eye Forest Fires  hits: 5103
Scavenging the Red Planet  hits: 5119
The First European Lunar Probe to be Launched  hits: 4905
 

Issue 10:

Mars as seen on August 1 by amateur astronomer Thomas Williamson of New Mexico.  See Mars Melt  hits: 5728
First Wedding in Space  hits: 4760
Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status  hits: 4776
Asteroids Named in Tribute to the Columbia Astronauts  hits: 4931
 

Issue 9:

A Perseid fireball photographed in 1997 by Rick Scott and Joe Orman.  Wishing Opportunities Scheduled to Increase a Hundred Fold  hits: 4824
1,000 Days of Human Presence on the International Space Station  hits: 4699
Mars Gets Cozy With Earth  hits: 5276
Expedition 8 Crew Appointed to Manage International Space Station  hits: 4728
 

Issue 8:

This Micro-Robot Explorer, or Spider-bot, can fit in the palm of your hand.  Meet the Humans Behind the Robots  hits: 5558
Opportunity Joins Spirit on the Path to Mars  hits: 5028
Hubble Helps Confirm Oldest Known Planet  hits: 4992
Gravitational Radiation May Regulate Pulsar Spin  hits: 6481
Help NASA Review Instructional Lessons  hits: 5041
 

Issue 7:

Spirit's intended trajectory toward Mars.  Opportunity Waits While Spirit Hurtles Forward  hits: 4760
Helios Prototype Solar Aircraft Lost in Flight Mishap  hits: 5017
NASA Helps Libraries Bring Space Research Down to Earth  hits: 5198
Unique Birthday Celebration for Space Station Resident  hits: 4684
 

Issue 6:

Spirit's launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  NASA’s ‘Spirit’ Rover Begins Voyage to Mars  hits: 5166
Evidence for a Meteor Powered Extinction Found  hits: 5854
Headless Comets Survive Plunge through Sun  hits: 5098
Supplying the Space Station  hits: 5132
 

Issue 5:

Artist's depiction of the Mars Express space probe.  Mars Express Launched to Explore the Red Planet  hits: 5407
A Martian View of Home  hits: 5500
Tsunami Sweeps Atlantic Coast in Asteroid Impact Scenario  hits: 7748
Mars Exploration Rover Set to Launch June 8  hits: 4783
 

Issue 4:

Artist depiction of the Deep Impact spacecraft.  Take Your Place Among the Stars  hits: 6715
University Students May Help NASA Explore Mars  hits: 4977
NASA Astrobiology Institute Offers Summer Workshops for Teachers  hits: 4893
Chat Live With Research Scientist on May 29, 2003  hits: 4682
 

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: 5275
Total Lunar Eclipse the Night of May 15  hits: 4861
Mercury to Pass In Front of Sun on May 7  hits: 5001
Professional Development Opportunity in Astrobiology and More  hits: 4834
 

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: 5187
Mars Orbiter Camera Team Begins Daily Picture Postings  hits: 5290
Classroom Exploration of the Oceans: An Online Teacher Workshop Series  hits: 5168
 

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: 5348
Space InfraRed Telescope Facility to Launch April 18th  hits: 5263
Don Pettit Space Chronicles  hits: 5070
Professional Development Opportunities  hits: 5017
Online Chat with Research Scientist Dr. Daria Schmidt  hits: 5561

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