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Phoenix Mars Lander Parachutes Down

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander touched down safely near the Red Planet's north pole on Sunday, beginning its three-month investigation into the history of water on the fourth planet from the sun.

May 27, 2008
Phoenix Mars Lander Reaches Red Planet

Phoenix Mars Lander Reaches Red Planet

The Phoenix Mars Lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet Sunday evening and will make haste to analyze the environment before winter entombs it in ice. Steve Mirsky reports.

May 26, 2008

Universe Now Twice as Bright

Astronomers have long known that interstellar dust—microscopic grains made of carbon and silica—obscures starlight by soaking it up and reradiating it as infrared.

May 22, 2008
WorldWide Telescope Brings Universe Home

WorldWide Telescope Brings Universe Home

Microsoft's new WorldWide Telescope makes it possible for anyone to virtually (if not boldly) go where no one has gone before, through astronomical data and images generated by top observatories and instruments. At worldwidetelescope.org. Cynthia Graber reports.

May 19, 2008

The Tunguska Mystery

Finding a piece of the elusive cosmic body that devastated a Siberian forest a century ago could help save the earth in the centuries to come

May 19, 2008 — Luca Gasperini, Enrico Bonatti and Giuseppe Longo
New NASA Mission to Sun Planned

New NASA Mission to Sun Planned

The technology finally exists to send a probe into close orbit around the sun, which should lead to new information about numerous solar phenomena. Cynthia Graber reports.

May 16, 2008

Europa's Wandering Poles

These curved trenches on Jupiter's icy moon Europa indicate that its poles have drifted almost 90 degrees from their original position, in a phenomenon called true polar wander , according to a new study.

May 16, 2008

The Chaotic Genesis of Planets

Long viewed as a stately procession to a foregone conclusion, planetary formation turns out to be startlingly chaotic

May 12, 2008 — Douglas N. C. Lin
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