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  • NASA to Announce New Name For GLAST, First Light Findings

    08.19.08 - NASA will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, August 26, at 2 p.m. EDT, to announce the first results from NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope and the observatory's new name.

  • Hubble Unveils Colorful Star Birth Region on 100,000th Orbit

    08.11.08 - In commemoration of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope completing its 100,000th orbit during its 18th year of exploration and discovery, scientists aimed Hubble to take a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal.

  • NASA Spacecraft Analyzing Martian Soil Data

    08.04.08 - Scientists are analyzing results from soil samples delivered several weeks ago to science instruments on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander to understand the landing site's soil chemistry and mineralogy

  • NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended

    07.31.08 - Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have identified water in a soil sample. The lander's robotic arm delivered the sample Wednesday to an instrument that identifies vapors produced by the heating of samples.

  • NASA Confirms Liquid Lake On Saturn Moon

    07.30.08 - NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn’s moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, and have positively identified ethane.

  • NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Solar Eclipse

    07.28.08 - NASA, in partnership with the Exploratorium Science Center, San Francisco, Calif., and the University of California at Berkeley, will transmit live images of the Aug. 1, 2008, total eclipse of the sun.

  • Dark Energy Found Stifling Growth in the Universe

    12.16.08 - For the first time, astronomers have clearly seen the effects of "dark energy" on the most massive collapsed objects.

  • Space Agencies Continue Talks on Global Exploration Strategy

    07.14.08 - Representatives of 11 space agencies from around the world gathered in Montreal July 10 - 12 to continue the coordination of programs to extend human and robotic presence throughout the solar system.

  • NASA Reveals New Discoveries From Mercury

    07.03.08 - Scientists have argued about the origins of Mercury's smooth plains and the source of its magnetic field for more than 30 years. Now, data from the January 2008 flyby of the planet by MESSENGER spacecraft have shown that volcanoes were involved in plains formation.

  • STEREO Creates First Images of the Solar System's Invisible Frontier

    07.02.08 - NASA's sun-focused Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, twin spacecraft unexpectedly detected particles from the edge of the solar system last year.