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The Smallest Known Black Hole

NASA scientists have identified the lightest black hole yet, just 3.8 times the mass of the sun, in a binary star system in the Milky Way known as XTE J1650-500.

April 2, 2008
The Monitor ep. 8 - The Space Episode

The Monitor ep. 8 - The Space Episode

Space methane suggests the possibility of space cows; space robots are serving their NASA masters (for now); and why is everything in space made of matter?

March 25, 2008
Next Up For NASA

Next Up For NASA

At a conference last week, NASA administrator Michael Griffin outlined the space agency's next phase of planetary and lunar science research. Steve Mirsky reports.

March 17, 2008
Dropping Acid

Dropping Acid

Mars may have needed acid rain to stay wet

March 17, 2008 — Sarah Simpson
Catching No Rays

Catching No Rays

Missing in action: ultraenergetic cosmic rays from the Virgo cluster

March 17, 2008 — George Musser

Japanese Satellite First to Use Magnetic Memory

SpriteSat mission combines magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) with a silicon integrated circuit to read, write and store information about Earth's magnetic field

March 13, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier
Distant Sand May Be Planet's Birth

Distant Sand May Be Planet's Birth

Sandy particles seen circling around a young binary star system 2,400 light years from us could be an early stage in the formation of a new earth-like planet. Steve Mirsky reports.

March 13, 2008
A Star Is Flung

A Star Is Flung

The star called HE 0437-5439 looks like it was tossed out of the Large Magellenic Cloud by a hypothesized black hole. Steve Mirsky explains, with reporting by Harvey Black.

March 10, 2008
Space

Complex Causes. Alternative Solutions.