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florida christmas lights
2014-12-19 13:43:10

It must be tough flying a sleigh through the cold December air every Christmas, but at least we can sleep easy knowing Santa is getting a great light show.

Arctic Melt Ponds
2014-08-05 03:00:50

Even from 65,000 feet above Earth, aquamarine melt ponds in the Arctic stand out against the white sea ice and ice sheets. These ponds form every summer, as snow that built up on the ice melts, creating crystal clear pools.

2010-09-17 08:23:59

NASA hosted government representatives from several Latin American countries in Washington on Thursday to share information about the agency's work in that region and discuss potential future partnerships.

2009-09-23 10:04:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA podcast series spotlights scientific advances in monitoring agricultural production and landscape changes that affect the sustainability of the world's food supply.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.