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Science and Space Policy

New Report Spotlights Impact Hazards

A meaty review of the impact hazard facing Earth has just been released by the U.S. National Research Council. The bottom line? If Congress and NASA are serious about finding all the truly threatening asteroids in our planet's vicinity, they'd better fund the search properly.

Astronomy and Society

Mel's Arecibo Adventure

A globetrotting mascot gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the world's largest single-dish radio telescope.

People, Places, and Events

First Family to See First Light

Thanks to eight months of urging by amateur astronomers, President Obama and his family are about to host the first-ever star party at the White House.

Science and Space Policy

New Crater Picked for LCROSS Impact

When NASA slams a spacecraft into the dust near the Moon's south pole next month, the crater named Cabeus will briefly achieve worldwide fame.

Galaxies

A Glowing Vision of the Early Universe

Astronomers shed new light on our picture of the early Universe.

Science and Space Policy

MIT's Apollo Reunion

At the "Giant Leaps" symposium, an astronaut-studded cast recalled the glory days of human space exploration — and where we might be headed next.

Space Missions

Hubble: You're in Control!

have you ever wanted to have a say in what the world's most powerful telescope looks at? From now until March 31st, you can!

Professional Telescopes

Hubble Mission Gets OK for May

NASA managers have decided on a date to dispatch Space Shuttle flight STS 125, the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Science and Space Policy

Exoplanet Search Strategies

What will be the best ways to discover extrasolar planets in the coming years? The best scientific payoffs demand smart planning now.

Hubble Servicing

Science and Space Policy

High Hopes for Hubble

Preparations are well under way for the August 2008 servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.