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Titan's Close-Up

are visible in this image captured by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer during the flyby.

November 1, 2004

Early Bird

preserved in an egg-shaped space, indicates that early birds were well-developed at birth. The 121-million-year-old fossil, unearthed in northeast China, displays a large skull, developed feathers and a hardened skeleton--all precocial features...

October 25, 2004

Monitoring Mount St. Helens

has been burning and steaming in recent weeks, but when will it blow its lid? Research published in the current issue of Science suggests that monitoring the isotopic content of the gases the volcano is emitting now might help predict when--and how explosively--it will erupt...

October 18, 2004

Feathered T. rex kin

Paleontologists have discovered in western Liaoning, China, the remains of a T. rex relative that had a coat of hairlike feathers.

October 11, 2004

SpaceShipOne Soars

--the first private manned spacecraft--completed a second flight past its target altitude of 100 kilometers on Monday, winning the $10-million Ansari X Prize.

October 4, 2004

Glacial Thinning

in West Antarctica's Amundsen Sea Sector are thinning twice as fast near the coast as they did in the 1990s, researchers report.

September 27, 2004

Salvaging Genesis

returned to Earth on September 8, carrying samples of the solar wind. But a crash landing shattered the collector array material ( above ).

September 17, 2004

Hurricane Frances

, the fourth storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, churns offshore in this satellite image taken on August 26.

September 10, 2004
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