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SDO observations of October 2014 X-class flare
Sun
Feb 23, 2018

A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows. ... Read more

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Map illustrating the flow of Antarctic ice
Feb 21, 2018

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice... Read more

Illustraton of the THEMIS spacecraft in orbit in Earth's magnetic field.
Sun
Feb 20, 2018

The precise mechanism driving pulsating auroras, long unknown, has now been identified with help from NASA's THEMIS mission. ... Read more

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S)
Feb 20, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) newest weather satellite, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S), is scheduled to launch Thursday, March 1. The... Read more

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Hubble image of Mars
Feb 20, 2018

The planet Mars has fascinated scientists for over a century. Today, it is a frigid desert world with a carbon dioxide atmosphere 100 times thinner... Read more

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space weather

This blog post originated in the 2016 Science Mission Directorate Technology Highlights Report (20 MB PDF). Technology Development... Read more

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An ice glacier.
Feb 16, 2018

Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s aerial survey of the state of polar ice. For the first time in its nine-year... Read more

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An artist illustration of the TESS satellite.
Feb 16, 2018

NASA’s next planet-hunting mission has arrived in Florida to begin preparations for launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is... Read more

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stars, galaxies and lensed galaxies
Feb 16, 2018

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5. It was discovered by the ESA Planck satellite through the... Read more

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Chandra Deep Field-South.
Feb 15, 2018

The biggest black holes in the Universe are growing faster than the rate of stars being formed in their galaxies, according to two new studies using... Read more