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Meteoroid believed to have landed in Western Washington

06/07/2004 12:00AM

Meteoroid believed to have landed in Western Washington

Furnished by The Associated Press (and includes a note from your disassociated editor)

Cassini Weather Report: Two pairs of Storms

06/06/2004 12:00AM

Cassini Weather Report: Two pairs of Storms

Two pairs of dark spots, or storms, in Saturn's atmosphere squeeze past each other as they dance around the planet.

New NASA Hubble Image Reveals Details in the Heart of the Trifid Nebula

06/05/2004 12:00AM

New NASA Hubble Image Reveals Details in the Heart of the Trifid Nebula

Many astronomers studying nebulae like the Trifid are focusing their research on the ways that waves of star formation move through such regions.

Galaxy Cleaned Out by Encounter with Hot Cluster Gas

06/04/2004 12:00AM

Galaxy Cleaned Out by Encounter with Hot Cluster Gas

New observations from the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope on Kitt Peak show striking visual evidence for a galaxy being stripped bare of its star-forming material by its violent ongoing encounter with the hot gas in the center of a galaxy cluster...

Smoking gun found for gamma-ray burst in Milky Way

06/03/2004 12:00AM

Smoking gun found for gamma-ray burst in Milky Way

Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, along with infrared observations, have uncovered evidence that a gamma-ray burst — one of nature's most cataclysmic events — occurred in our Milky Way Galaxy a few thousand years ago. The Marshall Center manages the Chandra program.

NASA's Great Observatories Uncover Black Holes and More

06/02/2004 12:00AM

NASA's Great Observatories Uncover Black Holes and More

Spitzer Leads NASA's Great Observatories to Uncover Black Holes, Other Hidden Objects in the Distant Universe...

Discovering missing black holes

05/30/2004 12:00AM

Discovering missing black holes

First Science from a Virtual Observatory

Raw Ingredients for Life Detected in Planetary Construction Zones

05/29/2004 12:00AM

Raw Ingredients for Life Detected in Planetary Construction Zones

NASA has announced new findings from the Spitzer Space Telescope, including the discovery of significant amounts of icy organic materials sprinkled throughout several "planetary construction zones," or dusty planet-forming discs, which circle infant stars.

Milky Way Churning Out New Stars at a Furious Pace

05/28/2004 12:00AM

Milky Way Churning Out New Stars at a Furious Pace

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have found in RCW49 more than 300 newborn or 'protostars,' all with circumstellar disks of dust and gas. The discovery reveals that galaxies make new stars at a much more prolific rate than previously imagined. The stelar disks of dust and gas not only feed material onto the growing new stars, but can be the raw material for new planetary systems.

Saturn Seen From Far and Near

05/27/2004 12:00AM

Saturn Seen From Far and Near

Cassini vs. Hubble in a no-holds-barred battle for the Ringed Beauty.

Chandra reveals two faces of supernova power

05/26/2004 12:00AM

Chandra reveals two faces of supernova power

The NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory image of SNR 0540-69.3 clearly shows two aspects of the enormous power released when a massive star explodes. An implosion crushed material into an extremely dense (10 miles in diameter) neutron star, triggering an explosion that sent a shock wave rumbling through space at speeds in excess of 5 million mph.

Gravity Probe B reaches one-month milestone

05/25/2004 12:00AM

Gravity Probe B reaches one-month milestone

One month into the Gravity Probe B mission — a NASA experiment to test two predictions of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity — all spacecraft subsystems continue to perform well, and the spacecraft orbit is stable. . Gravity Probe B is managed by the Marshall Center...

Anacortes Telescope Wins the National Meade Dealer Astronomy Day Outreach Contest!

05/25/2004 12:00AM

Anacortes Telescope Wins the National Meade Dealer Astronomy Day Outreach Contest!

Dear Herb, Ray, and the entire Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird Staff...

Calling All Bounty Hunters!

05/25/2004 12:00AM

Calling All Bounty Hunters!

Amateur asteroid chasers could get paid. House passes bill calling for awards of $3,000...

M87 in a whole new light

05/24/2004 12:00AM

M87 in a whole new light

Thanks to new images by the Chandra X-ray observatory, the giant galaxy's violent past comes into focus...