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Dust Storm From Hell Observed on Mars

One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASAs Opportunity rover to suspend science operations, but also offers a window for four other spacecraft to learn from the swirling dust.

SOP newswireNow available: Neutrinos, End of Dark Ages, First Second Universe - This week, NASA released 5 years of data collected by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), a treasure trove of info.
SOP newswireRhea Also May Have Rings - PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found evidence of material orbiting Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon. This is the first time rings may
SOP newswireCareer Super Hero to Planet Earth - EPA's Dr. George M. Gray will host online, interactive forum where you can ask questions and get answers.
SOP newswireLaunch of Jules Verne scheduled LIVE - Liftoff of the ATV on an Ariane 5 rocket is set for 10:04 p.m. CST.
SOP newswireSpacecraft at Mars Prepare to Welcome New Kid on the Block - Three Mars spacecraft are adjusting their orbits to be over the right place at the right time to listen to NASA's Phoenix Mars
SOP newswireSpitzer's Eyes Perfect for Spotting Diamonds in the Sky - Diamonds may be rare on Earth, but surprisingly common in space -- and the super-sensitive infrared
SOP newswireNASA Views Landing Site Through Eyes of Future Moon Crew - PASADENA, Calif. - NASA has obtained the highest resolution terrain mapping to date of the moon's rugged south polar region, with a resolution to 20
SOP newswireSpotting Diamonds in the Sky-- Spitzer has perfect eye - Researchers have developed a strategy for finding diamonds in space that are only a nanometer (a billionth of a meter) in size.
SOP newswireMingling Moons May Share a Dark Past - Despite the incredible diversity of Saturn's icy moons, theirs is a story of great interaction. Some of them are pock-marked, some seemingly dirty, others pristine
SOP newswireInternational Solar Mission to End - The joint NASA and European Space Agency Ulysses mission
SOP newswireU.S. plan to shoot down ailing satellite threatens China - Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Liu Jianchao, said today that Beijing is closely watching the situation and may take what he called 'preventive measures.' He did not elaborate.
SOP newswireNASA continues to 'follow the water' - Harvard biologist, Andrew Knoll: Not all water is fit to drink.
SOP newswireU of Wisconsin, Madison, will test Jupiter Robot Probe - The Environmentally Non-Disturbing Under-ice Robotic Antarctic Explorer is a $2.3 million project funded by NASA.
SOP newswireNational Academy of Engineering inducts two from NASA - Lee-Lueng Fu and Yahya Rahmat-Samii now enjoy one of the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer.
SOP newswireEye of NASA, Deep Impact seeks exosolar planets - Deep Impact will observe five nearby stars with 'transiting exosolar planets,' so named because the planet transits, or passes in front of, its star.
SOP newswireWVU named 'Academic Arm' of FBI's Biometric Center - West Virginia University is the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s lead academic partner in biometrics research, under the terms of an agreement signed today on the WVU campus.
SOP newswireThursday Launch for Atlantis-- weather willing - Liftoff is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. EST, which is the middle of the 10-minute launch window.
SOP newswire'Giant Sponge' ring sweeps up Saturn - This is the latest surprising phenomenon associated with the ice geysers of Enceladus to be discovered or confirmed by Cassini scientists.
SOP newswireCaribbean Coral Reefs ravished by high temps, storms, development - UNESCO says about 30 million impoverished people rely entirely on the reefs for food.
SOP newswireIran launches new rocket able to carry satellite - In Washington, the White House called the test unfortunate and said it will further isolate Tehran from the rest of the world.
SOP newswireU of IL and Northrop make nanotube history - Findings are published with the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
SOP newswireNASA Beams Beatles 'Across the Universe' Today - For the first time ever, NASA will beam a Beatles song directly into deep space.
SOP newswireGlacial Sediments Sinking Louisiana Coast - The sediments pose a particular challenge for New Orleans, causing it to sink irreversibly at a rate of about 0.4 centimeters (0.17 inches) a year.
SOP newswireCaribbean, Latin America Tackle Climate Change - The landmark UN Climate Change Conference in Indonesia ended with 187 countries agreeing to launch a two-year process of formal negotiations.
SOP newswireSpy Satellite Spinning towards Earth - Defunct spy satellite is falling at nearly 29,000 kilometers an hour.
SOP newswireSee Saturn while Sitting at your Computer - A new interactive 3-D viewer that uses a game engine and allows users to travel to Saturn and see it the way the Cassini spacecraft sees it.
SOP newswireMercury Surprises Stream Home from NASA Spacecraft - Researchers are amazed by the wealth of images and data that show a unique world with a diversity of geological processes and a very
SOP newswireAsteroid 2007 TU24 zoomed by Earth - At its closest point, the asteroid was 554,209 kilometers (344,370 miles) from Earth, or roughly 1.4 times the distance between the moon and Earth.
SOP newswireUsing Vertical Treadmills, NASA Improves Health in Space - Exercise in microgravity helps lessen the harmful health effects of space travel.
SOP newswireEnvironmental Conflict Resolution is Ultimate Goal - The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Morris K. Udall Foundation will be hosting its fifth National ECR Conference.
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