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NASA Hosts Live Science Chat: One Year After Eclipse 2017

Sun Aug 20, 2018
On the one-year anniversary of the historic 2017 Eclipse Across America, NASA will host a Science Chat at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 21, to discuss new science data and the public impact of the...
False-color satellite image of glacier in Afghanistan

Satellite Data Helps Launch Afghanistan's First Glacier Inventory

Earth Aug 20, 2018
Glaciers are a key indicator of climate change, the proverbial canaries in the coal mine.

NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring Mission

Earth Aug 17, 2018
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASA’s most advanced...
Follow the Sun Poster

Follow the Sun

Earth, Sun, ISS Aug 16, 2018
The TSIS instrument on the International Space Station is continuing NASA's 40-year record of tracking the Sun's radiant energy.
Photo of detector antenna and superconducting arrays

Probing the Birth of the Universe with Large-Format Detector Arrays

Aug 13, 2018
Precise polarization measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, an ancient glow from the early universe, may help scientists better understand how the universe rapidly expanded...
The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.

NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

Sun Aug 13, 2018
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where
Nature’s Fireworks Show in August Poster

Nature’s Fireworks Show in August

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on the night of August 12 into the morning of August 13. With a clear sky, observers will be able to see up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is About to Lift Off

Sun Aug 9, 2018
Stay tuned — Parker is about to take flight. At 3:33 a.m. EDT on Aug. 11, while most of the U.S. is asleep, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be abuzz with excitement. At that moment,...
The Parker Solar Probe Poster

The Parker Solar Probe - A Mission to Touch the Sun

Sun, Our Sun Aug 8, 2018
The Parker Solar Probe will help scientists learn more about the solar wind, an exotic stew of magnetic forces, plasma and particles.