NASA Goes Inside a Volcano, Monitors Activity

( -- Scientists have placed high-tech "spiders" inside and around the mouth of Mount St. Helens, one of the most active volcanoes in the United States. Networks such as these could one day be used to respond rapidly ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Kepler Detects Atmosphere of Hot World

( -- NASA's new exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope has detected the atmosphere of a known giant gas planet, demonstrating the telescope's extraordinary scientific capabilities. The discovery will be published ...

dateAug 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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Why Are Galaxies So Smooth?

( -- Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered streams of young stars flowing from their natal cocoons in distant galaxies. These distant rivers of stars provide ...

dateMay 01, 2009 in Astronomy
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