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Lunar eclipses

Tomorrow’s eclipse is part of a series that began more than 1,000 years ago. Here are a few things to ponder if you’re up in the wee hours staring into the sky.


Photo: New kind of life in the poison lake

Today, NASA held a press conference to announce the discovery of an arsenic-based life form at Mono Lake.


Photo: One giant leap for robots

Robonaut 2 will be tweeting about his adventures aboard the International Space Station.


Photo: Hello Jupiter, thanks for stopping by

During the late night hours tonight, Jupiter will pass 368 million miles from Earth, which is its closest approach since 1963. It won’t be this close again until 2022. You won’t need a telescope to see it, as it will be the brightest light in the sky besides the moon. Coincidentally, Uranus will also be […]


Photo: Earl from space

The view of Hurricane Earl from the International Space Station.

Pakistan under water: The view from 438 miles above Earth

NASA has released images of one especially hard-hit region of Pakistan from before and after the monsoons, from 438 miles above the Earth.


  Skepticism vs. denial about climate change

A NASA climatologist helps separate fact from fiction.


Astronauts’ views on Obama space plan are light years apart

Obama’s plan to kill the $97 billion Constellation program has divided the first and second men on the men. What do other space veterans think?

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