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On August 1, 2010, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in activity from a C3-class solar flare
On the Cover Issue 45, Winter 2012

On August 1, 2010, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in activity from a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection, and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different […]

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NASA in the News NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first discovery of a planet in the “habitable zone,” the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface.

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Whats Next for NASA? The end of the Space Shuttle program marks the end of an era for NASA, but not the end of NASA’s ambitious goals for space exploration, aeronautics, science, and technology.

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On July 31, 2011, Expedition 28 astronaut Ron Garan looked out his window aboard the International Space Station and saw the moon.
On the Cover Issue 44, Fall 2011

On July 31, 2011, Expedition 28 astronaut Ron Garan looked out his window aboard the International Space Station and saw the moon. In fact, he saw it sixteen times. “We had simultaneous sunsets and moonsets,” said Garan. For him and the rest of the station crew, this extraordinary event is a daily occurrence. Since the […]

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Close-up detail of the surface of one of Josh Simpson’s glass “Planet” sculptures.
On the Cover Issue 43, Summer 2011

Close-up detail of the surface of one of Josh Simpson’s glass “Planet” sculptures. Inspired in part by photographs taken by Astronaut Cady Coleman, his wife, he creates his fantasy planets in his studio in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. Photo Credit: Tommy Olof Elder

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Weaving a Knowledge Web

By ASK Editorial Staff   In March 2011, some two dozen representatives from space agencies and related organizations around the world meet in the top-floor conference room of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Paris headquarters.

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NASA in the News NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talked with ground-support personnel and mission officials in Russia and Kazakhstan as they prepared for the landing of Expedition 27 on May 23, 2011.

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The crew mobility chassis prototype being tested at Moses Lake, Wash., as part of a series of tests of lunar surface concepts
On the Cover Issue 42, Spring 2011

A mobility chassis prototype is demonstrated in 2008 as part of a series of tests of lunar surface concepts. This is one prototype of many that are field tested as part of NASA’s ongoing Desert Research and Technology Studies, or Desert RATS. The Desert RATS tests offer a NASA-led team of engineers, astronauts, and scientists […]

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