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Phoebe Finally Ready For Her Closeup

06/13/2004 12:00AM

Phoebe Finally Ready For Her Closeup

A extraordinary face-to-face with the moon called Phoebe, courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft on it's wondrous journey to Saturn...

Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

06/12/2004 12:00AM

Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

The most complex interplanetary mission ever launched is about to meet one of the solar system's enigmatic moons. Cassini will fly by Saturn's largest outer moon, Phoebe, on Friday, June 11. The closest approach is at approximately 1:56 p.m. Pacific Time, just 19 days before Saturn arrival.

Shipping something?

06/11/2004 12:00AM

Shipping something?

Today's big news is about something right here on AstroMart.

Space Laboratory on a Chip?

06/10/2004 12:00AM

Space Laboratory on a Chip?

NASA researchers customize "lab-on-a-chip" technology to help protect future space explorers and detect life forms on Mars...

Venus Blocks the Sun

06/09/2004 12:00AM

Venus Blocks the Sun

Well not quite. Unless you were off-world today, you probably caught the news about the Venus Transit...

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.