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Exploring Beneath the Waves

Earth Jul 19, 2018
Researchers are using a technology solution called Fluid Lensing to study coral reefs and help better understand reef ecosystems

NASA Prepares to Launch Parker Solar Probe, a Mission to Touch the Sun

Sun Jul 20, 2018
No earlier than Aug. 6, 2018, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will thunder to space carrying the car-sized spacecraft, which will study the Sun closer than any human-made object ever has.

Traveling to the Sun: Why Won’t Parker Solar Probe Melt?

Sun Jul 19, 2018
This summer, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. Cutting-edge technology and engineering will help it beat...

NASA Invites Media to Preview Briefing on Spacecraft that will “Touch” Sun

Sun Jul 18, 2018
Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a preview briefing on the agency’s Parker Solar Probe at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 20. The event will air live on NASA Television,...

NASA Debuts Online Toolkit to Promote Commercial Use of Satellite Data

Earth Jul 18, 2018
While NASA’s policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, it has significant untapped potential...

Discovering Structure in the Outer Corona

Sun Jul 18, 2018
Using advanced algorithms and data-cleaning techniques, scientists discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the outer corona — the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere — by...
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Record-Setting Displacement Measurements to Enable the Search for Distant Life

Universe, Exoplanets Jul 16, 2018
A team of NASA optics experts has built a picometer spatial metrology system that may enable a major Agency initiative—to locate and image Earth-like planets beyond the solar system and scrutinize...
An Intersection of Art and Science on the Station Poster

An Intersection of Art and Science on the Station

ISS Jul 16, 2018
The WORF and the optical quality window on the station are a perfect blend of art and science, allowing for Earth science research and amazing high-resolution photos of the Earth.

NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

Universe Jul 12, 2018
For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy.
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Listen: Sound of Electromagnetic Energy Moving Between Saturn, Enceladus

Solar System Jul 11, 2018
New research from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s up-close Grand Finale orbits shows a surprisingly powerful and dynamic interaction of plasma waves mo