Space Math in the News!

NASA press releases are a great source of topics that highlight how mathematics is used in the process of discovery. Here are the titles and links to recent news announcements in chronological order, together with their related math problems. The press releases appear on the front page of the NASA Home Page, and are frequently covered the same day by news organzations such as CNN.com or Space.com. This collection does not include numerous other discoveries made by NASA missions, which are published in technical journals.

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February 26, 2014: NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds

(Press Release).
  • Problem 682: NASA�s Kepler Mission Detects 715 New Planets (PDF)

February 21, 2014:NASA Seeks U.S. Industry Feedback on Options for Future Space Station Cargo Services

(Press Release).
  • Problem 679:Shipping Cargo to the International Space Station (PDF)

February 18, 2014: NASA's Chandra Sees Runaway Pulsar Firing an Extraordinary Jet

(Press Release).
  • Problem 680: A Pulsar Shot Out from a Supernova Explosion! (PDF)

November 4, 2013: NASA Kepler Results Usher in a New Era of Astronomy

(Press Release).
  • Problem 665:Keplers Latest Count on Goldilocks Planets (PDF)

November 1, 2013: Hubbles New Shot of Proxima Centauri, our Nearest Neighbor

(Press Release).
  • Problem 664:The Suns Nearest Companion. At least for now. (PDF)

October 23, 2013: Galaxy Found in Hubble Survey Has Farthest Confirmed Distance

(Press Release).
  • Problem 663:The Hubble Search for the Farthest Galaxy in the Universe (PDF)

September 12, 2013: NASA Spacecraft Embarks on Historic Journey Into Interstellar Space

(Press Release).
  • Problem 618:Voyager 1 Begins its Interstellar Journey (PDF)

September 7, 2013: LADEE Lights Up the East Coast

(Press Release).
  • Problem 607:The Launch of LADEE to the Moon (PDF)

August 28, 2013: Annular Eclipse of the Sun from Mars as Seen by Curiosity

(Press Release).
  • Problem 602:Transit of Phobos Across the Sun Viewed from Mars (PDF)
  • Problem 591:The Occulting Moons of Mars (PDF)

July 29, 2013: NASA's Chandra Sees Eclipsing Planet in X-rays for First Time

(Press Release).
  • Problem 561:Exploring the Evaporating Exoplanet HD189733b (PDF)

July 25, 2013: NASA's IRIS Telescope Offers First Glimpse of Sun's Mysterious Atmosphere

(Press Release).
  • Problem 556:IRIS Explores the Solar Transition Region (PDF)
  • Problem 537:A Solar Storm Number Puzzle (PDF)

July 25, 2013: NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover Particle Accelerator in the Heart of Earth�s Radiation Belts

(Press Release).
  • Problem 551:Giving Particles a Boost in the van Allen Belts (PDF)

July 23, 2013: NASA'S Spitzer Observes Gas Emission From Comet ISON

(Press Release).
  • Problem 559:Comet ISON Losing Mass as it Approaches the Sun (PDF)

July 22, 2013:NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken by Distant Spacecraft

(Press Release).
  • Problem 552:Cassini Sees Earth From Space - How Bright is it? (PDF)

July 2, 2013: Inseparable Galactic Twins

(Press Release).
  • Problem 553:Colliding Galaxies - The future of our Milky Way (PDF)

June 24, 2013 : NASA - Ten Thousandth Near-Earth Object Unearthed in Space

(Press Release).
  • Problem 557:The 10000th Near Earth Asteroid 2013 MZ5 (PDF)

May 10, 2013: Annular Eclipse on May 10

(Press Release).
  • Problem 516: Hinode Observes a Solar Eclipse from Space (PDF)

May 3, 2013: Hubble Sees the Remains of a Star Gone Supernova

(Press Release).
  • Problem 517: A Distant Supernova Remnant Discovered (PDF)

May 3, 2013: Sun Emits Mid-Level Flare

(Press Release).
  • Problem 514: Solar Flares and the Stormy Sun (PDF)

May 3, 2013: NASAs Fermi, Swift See Shockingly Bright Burst

(Press Release).
  • Problem 513: The Remarkable Gamma-Ray Burst GRB 130427A (PDF)

April 22, 2013: New NASA Satellite Takes the Salton Sea's Temperature

(Press Release).
  • Problem 512: New NASA Satellite Takes Picture of Salton Sea (PDF)

April 30, 2013: Giant Gas Cloud in System NGC 6240

(Press Release).
  • Problem 511: Giant Gas Cloud in System NGC 6240 (PDF)

March 21, 2013: Planck Mission Brings Universe Into Sharp Focus

(Press Release).
  • Problem 510: Planck Mission Sees the Ancient Universe Clearly (PDF)

March 19, 2013: NASA's LRO Sees GRAIL's Explosive Farewell

(Press Release).
  • Problem 509: Gail Creates a New Crater on the Moon (PDF)

March 3, 2013: Dragon Arrives With Treasure Trove of Science

(Press Release).
  • Problem 507: Exploring the Launch of the Falcon 9 (PDF)

February 28, 2013: NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth

(Press Release).
  • Problem 506: A New Belt for the Van Allen Belts (PDF)

February 20, 2013: NASA's SDO Shows A Little Rain On the Sun

(Press Release).
  • Problem 505: SDO Sees Coronal Rain - Estimating Plasma Speeds (PDF)

February 15, 2013: Russia Meteor Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby

(Press Release).
  • Problem 502: The Frequency of Large Meteor Impacts (PDF)

February 14, 2013: NASA's Fermi Proves Supernova Remnants Produce Cosmic Rays

(Press Release).
  • Problem 503: The Origin of Cosmic Rays (PDF)

December 12, 2012: Hubble Provides First Census of Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn

(Press Release).
  • Problem 501: Exploring the Most Distant Galaxies with Hubble (PDF)

December 11, 2012: Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay

(Press Release).
  • Problem 491: Curiosity Rover on the Move (PDF)

December 5, 2012: NASA's GRAIL Creates Most Accurate Moon Gravity Map

(Press Release).
  • Problem 504: Grail Satellites Create a Gravity Map of the Moon (PDF)

October 30, 2012: NASA Rover's First Soil Studies Help Fingerprint Martian Minerals

(Press Release).
  • Problem 500: Curiosity USes X-Ray Diffraction to Identify Mars Minerals (PDF)

October 5, 2010: Spiral Extraordinare

(Press Release).
  • Problem 490: LL Pegasi - A Perfect Spiral in Space (PDF)

October 1, 2012: Landsat Views of Earth Help Bring the Mail

(Press Release).
  • Problem 484: Exploring Water Use in Kansas Using Landsat (PDF)

September 27, 2012: NASA Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface

(Press Release).
  • Problem 485: Curiosity Discovers Mars River (PDF)

September 25, 2012: Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the Universe

(Press Release).
  • Problem 487: The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (PDF)

September 13, 2012: Sounds of Space: New 'Chorus' Recording By RBSP's EMFISIS Instrument

(Press Release).
  • Problem 486: RBSP Hears Space Chorus - I (PDF)
  • Problem 488: RBSP Hears Space Chorus - II (PDF)
  • Problem 489: RBSP Hears Space Chorus - III (PDF)

August 22, 2012: NASA Mars Rover Begins Driving at Bradbury Landing

(Press Release).
  • Problem 479: Exploring Gale Crater with the Curiosity Rover (PDF)

August 20, 2012: New Insight on Mars Expected From new NASA Mission

(Press Release).
  • Problem 508: The InSight Seismographic Station - Wave travel times (PDF)

July 6, 2012: Hubble Sees Red Giant Blow a Bubble

(Press Release).
  • Problem 480: The Expanding Shell of U Camelopardalis (PDF)

July 20, 2011: NASA'S Hubble Discovers Another Moon Around Pluto

(Press Release).
  • Problem 481: Pluto's Fifth Moon. (PDF)

May 25, 2012: Spacex Dragon Attached To Space Station In Spaceflight First

(Press Release).
  • Problem 476: The Volume of the Space-X, Dragon Capsule (PDF)

May 3, 2012: MESSENGER's Cameras Capture 100,000th Image from Mercury Orbit

(Press Release).
  • Problem 474: MESSENGER Explores the Interior of Mercury (PDF)
  • Problem 473: MESSENGER Explores the Mass of Mercury (PDF)

May 2, 2012: Black Hole Caught Red-Handed in a Stellar Homicide

(Press Release).
  • Problem 475: Exploring Tidal Forces: Black holes and Saturns rings (PDF)

March 27, 2012: NASA's Juno Spacecraft Refines its Path to Jupiter

(Press Release).
  • Problem 472: Investigating Juno's Elliptical Transfer Orbit (PDF)
  • Problem 471: Investigating the Launch of the Juno Spacecraft (PDF)
  • Problem 470: The Launch of the Juno Spacecraft - Ascent to orbit (PDF)
  • Problem 469: Solar Energy and the Distance of Juno from the Sun (PDF)

March 9, 2012: Geomagnetic Storm Strength Increases

(Press Release).
  • Problem 468: How Common are X-Class Solar Flares? (PDF)
  • Problem 467: Estimating Magnetic Field Speeds on the Sun with SDO(PDF)
  • Problem 466: Exploring the Solar Wind and Coronal Mass Ejections (PDF)

February 2, 2012: Hubble Zooms in on a Magnified Galaxy

(Press Release).
  • Problem 462: Using a Gravity Lens to Weigh a Cluster of Galaxies (PDF)

January 10, 2012: Fermi explores the high-energy universe

(Press Release).
  • Problem 460: Fermi explores the high-energy universe(PDF)

December 22, 2011: Cassini delivers holiday treats from Saturn

(Press Release).
  • Problem 461: Cassini delivers holiday treats from Saturn(PDF)

December 5, 2011: NASA's Kepler Mission Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star

(Press Release).
  • Problem 458: Playing Baseball on the Earth-like Planet Kepler-22b!(PDF)

November 26, 2011: Mars Science Laboratory in Good Health

(Press Release).
  • Problem 457: The Interplanetary Voyage of MSL (PDF)
  • Problem 456: The Launch of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) in 2011(PDF)

October 26, 2011: NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby

(Press Release).
  • Problem 452: The Closest Approach of Asteroid 2005YU55 - I(PDF)
  • Problem 453: The Closest Approach of Asteroid 2005YU55 - II(PDF)
  • Problem 454: The Closest Approach of Asteroid 2005YU55 - III(PDF)

October 13, 2011:Ambitious Hubble Survey Obtaining New Dark Matter Census

(Press Release).
  • Problem 450: Mapping Dark Matter in a Distant Cluster(PDF)

October 5, 2011: Space Observatory Provides Clues to Creation of Earth's Oceans

(Press Release).
  • Problem 449: A Simple Model for the Origin of Earths Ocean Water(PDF)

October 4, 2011: Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits 2nd-Lowest Level

(Press Release).
  • Problem 448: The Declining Arctic Ice Cap during September(PDF)

October 2, 2011: NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss

(Press Release).
  • Problem 447: The Arctic's Vanishing Ozone Layer(PDF)
  • Problem 446: Arctic Ozone Hole Continues to Grow in 2011(PDF)

September 24, 2011: UARS Satellite Re-Enters the Atmosphere

(Press Release).
  • Problem 442: Modeling the Atmospheric Re-entry of UARS(PDF)

September 15, 2011: NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers a World Orbiting Two Stars

(Press Release).
  • Problem 443: Predicting the Transits of the Stars Kepler-16A and 16B from Tatooine - II(PDF)
  • Problem 444: Predicting the Transits of the Stars Kepler-16A and 16B from Tatooine - I(PDF)
  • Problem 441: Exploring the new planet Tatooine(PDF)

September 13, 2011: Chandra 'Sees' Star Blast Planet with X-rays

(Press Release).
  • Problem 439: Chandra sees a distant planet evaporating(PDF)

September 6, 2011: LRO Spacecraft Sees Sharper Views of Apollo Landing Areas

(Press Release).
  • Problem 445: LRO - The relative ages of lunar surfaces(PDF)
  • Problem 440: LRO explores the Apollo 12 landing area on the moon(PDF)

August 1, 2011: NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits of Vesta

(Press Release).
  • Problem 434: Dawn Spacecraft Sees Asteroid Vesta Up Close!(PDF)

August 1, 2011: NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits of Vesta

(Press Release).
  • Problem 434: Dawn Spacecraft Sees Asteroid Vesta Up Close!(PDF)

July 8, 2011: Space Shuttle Atlantis - The last shuttle flight launches

(Press Release).
  • Problem 430: Space Shuttle Atlantis - Ascent to Orbit(PDF)
  • Problem 431: Space Shuttle Atlantis - Launch Speed (PDF)
  • Problem 432: Space Shuttle Atlantis - Exhaust Speed(PDF)
  • Problem 433: Space Shuttle Atlantis - Plume Speed(PDF)

May 16, 2011: NASAs Shuttle Endeavor Heads to Space Station on its Final Mission

(Press Release).
  • Problem 419: The Space Shuttle: Fly me to the moon?(PDF)

May 4, 2011: NASAs Gravity Probe B Confirms two Einstein Space-Time Theories

(Press Release).
  • Problem 420: Gravity Probe B : Testing Einstein again!(PDF)
  • Problem 421: Lense-Thirring Effect Near the Sun and a Neutron Star(PDF)

April 7, 2011: Breakthrough Study Confirms Cause of Short Gamma-Ray Bursts

(Press Release).
  • Problem 418: Supercomputers: Modeling colliding neutron stars!(PDF)

April 7, 2011: NASA Telescopes Join Forces to Observe Unprecedented Explosion

(Press Release).
  • Problem 427: A Black Hole - Up Close!(PDF)
  • Problem 426: Black Holes - Hot Stuff!(PDF)
  • Problem 425: Exploring a Full-sized Black Hole(PDF)
  • Problem 424: Exploring Black Holes(PDF)
  • Problem 423: The Moon as a Black Hole(PDF)
  • Problem 417: Estimating the Size and Mass of a Black Hole(PDF)

March 31, 2011: NASAs Kepler Mission Helps Reveal the Inner Secrets of Giant Stars for the First Time

(Press Release).
  • Problem 416: Kepler probes the interior of red giant stars(PDF)

March 29, 2011:MESSENGER-First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit

(Press Release).
  • Problem 415: Mercury and the Moon: Similar but different(PDF)

March 14, 2011: Japan Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days, Moved Axis

(Press Release).
  • Problem 409: The 2011 Japan Earthquake Rocks the Earth(PDF)
  • Problem 408: Estimating the Speed of a Tsunami(PDF)

March 8, 2011: James Webb Space Telescope's "Chassis" Gets Taken Out for a Spin

(Press Release).
  • Problem 407: Cryo-testing the Webb Space Telescope ISIM(PDF)

February 18, 2011: Using Planet Colors to Search for Alien Earths

(Press Release).
  • Problem 405: Discovering Earth-like Worlds by their Color(PDF)

February 6, 2011: First Ever STEREO Images of the Entire Sun

(Press Release).
  • Problem 404: STEREO Spacecraft give 360-degree Solar View(PDF)
  • Problem 455: The Night Launch of STEREO (PDF)

February 2, 2011: NASA Finds Earth-size Planet Candidates in the Habitable Zone

(Press Release).
  • Problem 403: The Goldilocks Planets - Not too hot or cold I(PDF)
  • Problem 402: Earth-like Planets by the Score! II(PDF)
  • Problem 401: Earth-like Planets by the Score! I(PDF)

January 12, 2011: NASA Telescopes Help Find Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

(Press Release).
  • Problem 399: A Galactic City in the Far Reaches of our Universe(PDF)

January 12, 2011: NASA Satellites Find High-Energy Surprises in Constant Crab Nebula

(Press Release).
  • Problem 398: The Crab Nebula - Exploring a pulsar up close!(PDF)

January 12, 2011: NASA Research finds 2010 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

(Press Release).
  • Problem 397: The Changing Pace of Global Warming(PDF)

January 10, 2011: NASA'S Kepler Mission Discovers Its First Rocky Planet

(Press Release).
  • Problem 396: Kepler 10b - A matter of gravity(PDF)

January 10, 2011: NASA's Hubble Finds that Puny Stars Pack a Big Punch

(Press Release).
  • Problem 395: Death Stars(PDF)

January 6, 2011: NASA Research Team Reveals Moon Has Earth-Like Core

(Press Release).
  • Problem 394: Probing the Lunar Core using Seismology(PDF)

January 4, 2011: Rover Will Spend 7th Birthday at Stadium-Size Crater

(Press Release).
  • Problem 393: Taking a stroll around a martian crater(PDF)

December 2, 2010: NASA-funded research discovers life built with toxic chemical

(Press Release).
  • Problem 389: Exploring the DNA of an organism based on arsenic and not phosporus(PDF)

December 1, 2010: NASA Aids in Characterizing Super-Earth Atmosphere

(Press Release).
  • Problem 391: Investigating the atmosphere of Super-Earth GJ-1214b(PDF)

November 15, 2010: Chandra Spies the Youngest Nearby Black Hole

(Press Release).
  • Problem 390: X-rays from the hot gasses near the SN1979C black hole(PDF)
  • Problem 389: Estimating the Diameter of the SN1979c Black Hole(PDF)

November 12, 2010: Detailed Dark Matter Map Yields Clues to Galaxy Cluster Growth

(Press Release).
  • Problem 388: Hubble Detects More Dark Matter!(PDF)

November 9, 2010: NASAs Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in Our Galaxy

(Press Release).
  • Problem 385: Gamma Ray Bubbles in the Milky Way(PDF)

November 4, 2010: NASA EPOXI flyby reveals new insights into comets features

(Press Release).
  • Problem 383: Estimating the Mass and Volume of Comet Hartley 2 using calculus(PDF)
  • Problem 382: Estimating the Mass and Volume of Comet Hartley 2 (PDF)

November 3, 2010: What will Webb see? Supercomputer models yield sneak previews

(Press Release).
  • Problem 422: Supercomputer Math - Getting the job done fast!(PDF)
  • Problem 418: Supercomputers: Modeling colliding neutron stars!(PDF)
  • Problem 381: The Cosmological Redshift; Changing the light from a distant galaxy (PDF)
  • Problem 380: The Webb Space Telescope: Seeing the distant universe clearly (PDF)
  • Problem 379: Exploring the Cosmos with Supercomputers (PDF)

October 21, 2010: LRO Supports Historic Lunar Impact Mission

(Press Release).
  • Problem 378: LRO Makes a Temperature Map of the Lunar South Pole (PDF)

October 21, 2010: New Cometary Phenomenon Greets Approaching Spacecraft

(Press Release).
  • Problem 377: Deep Impact: Approaching Comet Hartley 2 (PDF)

September 29, 2010: NASA and NSF-Funded Research Finds First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet

(Press Release).
  • Problem 376: The Earth-like Planet Gliese 518g (PDF)

September 8, 2010: New Map Offers a Global View of Health-Sapping Air Pollution

(Press Release).
  • Problem 375: Terra Satellite Measures Dangerous Dust (PDF)

September 17, 2010: LRO Exposes Moon's Complex and Turbulent Youth.

(Press Release).
  • Problem 372: LRO Discovers Cratering History(PDF)

September 8, 2010: Tally Ho! Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet Target

(Press Release).
  • Problem 374: Deep Impact - Closing In on Comet 103P/Hartley 2 (PDF)

September 8, 2010: Two Asteroids to Pass By Earth Wednesday

(Press Release).
  • Problem 371: Close Encounters of the Asteroid Kind!(PDF)

September 2, 2010: NASA Selects Solar Probe Plus Instruments

(Press Release).
  • Problem 373: Solar Probe Plus - Having a hot time near the sun!(PDF)
  • Problem 366: Solar Probe Plus - Working with angular diameter(PDF)

August 9, 2010: Ice Island Calves Off Petermann Glacier

(Press Release).
  • Problem 365: Terra Spies a Major Glacial Break-up(PDF)

July 15, 2010: Hubble Finds Super Hot Planet with Unique Comet-like Tail

(Press Release).
  • Problem 364: The Cometary Planet: HD 209458b(PDF)

July 15, 2010: A Puzzling Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere

(Press Release).
  • Problem 361: The Sky is Falling? Well...not quite!(PDF)

July 6, 2010: Starburst Cluster Shows Celestial Fireworks

(Press Release).
  • Problem 363: Celestial Fireworks Near Cluster NGC-3603(PDF)

June 15, 2010: NASA Releases Kepler Data on Potential Extrasolar Planets

(Press Release).
  • Problem 360:Kepler's First Look at Transiting Planets (PDF)

May 20, 2010: Hinode Discovers the Origin of White Light Flares

(Press Release).
  • Problem 362:Hinode Discovers the Origin of White Light Flares (PDF)

May 3, 2010: NASA Satellite Imagery keeping an Eye on the Gulf Oil Spill

(Press Release).
  • Problem 342: The Rate of Oil Leakage in the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010(PDF)
  • Problem 341: Recent Events: A Perspective on Carbon Dioxide (PDF)
  • Problem 339: Terra Satellite Spies The Great Gulf Oil Catastrophe of 2010 (PDF)

April 28, 2010: Scientists Say Ice Lurks in Asteroid's Cold Heart

(Press Release).
  • Problem 338: Asteroids and Ice (PDF)

April 22, 2010: NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images

(Press Release).
  • Problem 337: SDO Reveals Details on the Surface of the Sun (PDF)
  • Problem 336: SDO: Measuring the Speed of an Eruptive Prominence (PDF)

February 13, 2010: Titan's surface organics surpass oil reserves on Earth

(Press Release).
  • Problem 335: Methane Lakes on Titan (PDF)

February 11, 2010: Solar Dynamics Observatory Launches!

(Press Release).
  • Problem 334: Solar Dynamics Observatory: Working with Giga, Tera, Peta and Exabytes' (PDF)
  • Problem 235: Scientific Data: The gift that keeps on giving' (PDF)

February 4, 2010: New Hubble Maps of Pluto Show Surface Changes

(Press Release).
  • Problem 332: Hubble: The Changing Atmosphere of Pluto (PDF)
  • Problem 333: Hubble: Hubble: Seeing a Dwarf Planet Clearly (PDF)

February 2, 2010: Suspected Asteroid Collision Leaves Trailing Debris

(Press Release).
  • Problem 326: Hubble Spies Colliding Asteroids(PDF)

January 5, 2010: NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Five Exoplanets

(Press Release).
  • Problem 325: Kepler Spies Five New Planets(PDF)

January 6, 2010: WISE 'First Light' Image

(Press Release).
  • Problem 327: Exploring Power-law Functions Using WISE Data (PDF)
  • Problem 328: F(x)G(x): A Tale of Two Functions (PDF)
  • Problem 329: Power Functions: A question of magnitude (PDF)

December 9, 2009: Spring Reveals Saturn's Hexagon Jet Stream

(Press Release).
  • Problem 292: The Mysterious Hexagon on Saturn(PDF)

December 10, 2009: Galaxy Collision Switches on Black Hole

(Press Release).
  • Problem 291: Calculating Black Hole Power(PDF)

November 19, 2009: Mystery of the Solar Tsunami - Solved!

(Press Release).
  • Problem 286: STEREO Watches the Sun Kick up a Storm(PDF)
  • Problem 248: Seeing Solar Storms in STEREO(PDF)
  • Problem 118: STEREO-An Application of the Parallax Effect(PDF)
  • Problem 85 SOHO Spies a Solar Tsunami!(PDF)
  • Problem 455: The Night Launch of STEREO (PDF)

November 13, 2009: LCROSS Impact Data Reveals Water on the Moon

(Press Release).
  • Problem 287: LCROSS Sees Water on the Moon!(PDF)
  • Problem 275: Water on the Moon!(PDF)

November 9, 2009: LRO Gets Additional View of Apollo-11 Landing Site

(Press Release).
  • Problem 290: The Apollo-11 Landing Area at High Resolution(PDF)

November 4, 2009: Carbon Atmosphere Discovered on a Neutron Star

(Press Release).
  • Problem 283: Chandra Sees the Atmosphere of a Neutron Star(PDF)
  • Problem 284: Calculating the Thickness of a Neutron Star Atmosphere(PDF)

October 28, 2009: Fermi Telescope Caps First Year with Glimpse of Space-Time

(Press Release).
  • Problem 288: FERMI Observatory Measures Lumps in Space(PDF)

>October 28, 2009: Ares 1X Completes a Successful Test Flight

(Press Release).
  • Problem 282: Exploring the Ares 1X Launch: The Hard Climb to Orbit(PDF)
  • Problem 281: Exploring the Ares 1X Launch: Energy Changes(PDF)
  • Problem 280: Exploring the Ares 1X Launch: Parametrics(PDF)
  • Problem 279: Exploring the Ares 1X Launch: Downrange Distance(PDF)
  • Problem 276: Solid ROcket Boosters and Thrust(PDF)
  • Problem 66: The Ares-V Cargo Rocket(PDF)

October 22, 2009: Galaxy Cluster Smashes Distance Record!

(Press Release).
  • Problem 285: Chandra Sees the Most Distanct Cluster in the Universe(PDF)

October 15, 2009: NASA Spacecraft Provides First View of Our Place in the Galaxy

(Press Release).
  • Problem 274: IBEX Uses Fast-moving Particles to Map the Sky!(PDF)
  • Problem 273: IBEX Creates an Unusual Image of the Sky! (PDF)

October 6, 2009: NASA Space Telescope Discovers Largest Ring Around Saturn

(Press Release).
  • Problem 272: Spitzer Telescope Discovers New Ring of Saturn! (PDF)

July 17, 2009: LRO Sees the Apollo Landing Sites

(Press Release).
  • Problem 290: The Apollo-11 Landing Area at High Resolution(PDF)
  • Problem 262: LRO Explores Lunar Surface Cratering(PDF)
  • Problem 261: LRO Searches for Lunar Boulders(PDF)
  • Problem 259: LRO's First Image of Mare Nubium in HiRes(PDF)
  • Problem 257: LRO and the Apollo-11 Landing Site(PDF)
  • Problem 236: LRO Sees Apollo-11 Lander on the Moon(PDF)

February 19, 2009: NASA's Kepler Mission to Seak Other Earths

(Press Release).
  • Problem 213: The Hunt for Earth-like Planets (PDF)

November 13, 2008: Hubble Directly Observes a Planet Orbiting Another Star

(Press Release).
  • Problem 197: Hubble Sees a Distant Planet (PDF)

July 28, 2008: THEMIS Satellites Discover What Triggers Eruptions of the Northern Lights

(Press Release).
  • Problem 194: A Magnetic Case for 'What Came First?' (PDF)

March 3, 2008: NASA Spacecraft Photographs Avalanches on Mars

(Press Release).
  • Problem 126: A Martian Avalanche from Space; How big is it?(PDF)
  • Problem 133: The Mars Rover Landing Site (PDF)
  • Problem 139: Water on Mars! (PDF)

October 1, 2007: NASA Satellite Sees Solar Hurricane Tear Comet Tail Off

(Press Release).
  • Problem 116: STEREO - The Comet Encke Tail Disruption Event (PDF)

August 15, 2007: Speeding-Bullet Star Leaves Enormous Streak Across Sky

(Press Release).
  • Problem 119: GALEX - A Star Sheds a Comet Tail!(PDF)

March 1, 2007: Two Eclipses: One Observed Only by NASA

(Press Release).
  • Problem 92: STEREO Spies a Lunar Transit of the Sun from Space(PDF)

December 22, 2006: First Images from Hinode Offer New Clues About Our Violent Sun

(Press Release).
  • Problem 78: Moving Magnetic Filaments Near Sunspots (PDF)
  • Problem 99: The Hinode Satellite Views the X-ray Sun (PDF)
  • Problem 103: Mysterious Solar Micro-Flares! (PDF)
  • Problem 455: The Night Launch of STEREO (PDF)

September 9, 2003: Chandra Hears a Black Hole

(Press Release).
  • Problem 289: Chandra Spies the Longest Sound Wave in the Universe!(PDF)

October 26, 2000: A Close Encounter with Asteroid Eros

(Press Release).
  • Problem 143: NEAR Mission observes the Surface of Asteroid Eros(URL)