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Lift to the Heavens (video) - December 24, 2002
Could an incredibly tiny, uniquely strong structure could make a space elevator?

Christmas Star (video) - December 18, 2001
Could one astronomer’s interest in ancient coins provide a clue about the Star of Bethlehem?

Leonids Spectacular (video) - November 15, 2001
Americans watching the skies in the wee hours of Sunday morning may see not just a shower, but a full-fledged meteor storm.

Galactic Real Estate (video) - November 06, 2001
It appears that throughout the universe the value of real estate depends on location, location, location... and we earthlings live in one of the best neighborhoods.

Sound Shaper (video) - June 07, 2001
Students are learning how to build structures in zero-graivty environments just using the muscle of sound waves.

Virtual Reality and Vision (video) - May 31, 2001
Researchers at Brown University used virtual reality helmets to explore how our eyes and mind work together to keep us from running into things.

Thinking Small (video) - May 10, 2001
Nanotechnology—with its ability to write pages of information on the point of a pin—has NASA scientists thinking small. Really small.

2001: A Mars Odyssey (video) - April 05, 2001
With three of the last four Mars missions ending in disaster, will the 2001 Mars Odyssey be a success?

Focus on Space - February 06, 2001
Never before seen features of planets and images of stars at the center of our galaxy are now coming into focus thanks to recent advances in adaptive optics.

NEARly Done - January 30, 2001
Next month, scientists are going to try something they’ve never done before: land a satellite on an asteroid.

Space School - January 18, 2001
The spirit of Challenger crew members lives on in the minds of children participating in classes at Challenger Learning Centers across the country.

Galactic Germs - January 16, 2001
Germs that cause minor problems on Earth could pose major threats for astronauts living in outer space on the International Space Station.

Video Vision - October 10, 2000
NASA’s video stabilization technology helps catch criminals, and may be coming to a camcorder near you.

Heat Islands - September 07, 2000
It’s no secret that cities are hotter than their surroundings. But scientists have found that some cities are so hot thet they’re actually changing their own weather.

One Hot Year - August 10, 2000
A two year La Nina may finally be coming to an end, but it’s still going to be a hot summer.

Faster, Better, Cheaper? - July 17, 2000
In the wake of three Mars mission failures, scientists are reevaluating NASA’s ’faster, better, cheaper’ approach.

Space Weather - June 14, 2000
If hurricanes, floods and landslides aren’t worrying you enough, then turn your eyes to space. There’s bad space weather headed our way, but there’s also a new way of studying space storms.

Storm Warnings - June 13, 2000
Brace yourself for more and stronger hurricanes. That’s the warning of one scientist who has studied geological records left behind by hurricanes. He concludes that we’ve been in a hurricane lull that is now ending.

3-D Universe - June 07, 2000
Until now, astronomers could only observe our universe in two dimensions. But a group of astronomers have announced completion of the largest-ever three-dimensional survey of galaxies, creating a 3-D map that covers 13 billion billion billion cubic light years worth of space (that’s 13 followed by 27 zeros).

Northern Lights - May 31, 2000
While beautiful to look at, auroras -- those captivating displays of light that can be seen in the night sky over the Earth’s polar regions -- have confounded scientists trying to explain what causes them. But after 50 years of debate, there finally is an answer -- auroras are visible effects of space storms.

Compton Comes Down - May 30, 2000
NASA plans to end the nine-year mission of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory this Sunday, when it will crash the enormous telescope into the Pacific Ocean. However, some researchers question the reasoning behind NASA1s decision to bring down one of the agency1s greatest successes.

Space Station Slowdown - May 18, 2000
With its launch early Friday morning, the space shuttle Atlantis is heading for a critical maintenance mission to the International Space Station.

A Volcano Vindicated - May 17, 2000
What have we learned since Mount St. Helens erupted 20 years ago?

Underwater Weather - April 20, 2000
Scientists have traditionally tried to predict our worst weather cycles by studying the atmosphere, but they have yet to turn their full attention to the 70 per cent of our planet’s surface covered by water. This summer will witness a sea change in climate forecasting, however, with the launch of an international project called Argo.

Satellite Terra - April 20, 2000
Predicting weather changes by monitoring Earth is easier now with the use of a satellite known as Terra.

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