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Map illustrating the flow of Antarctic ice
Earth, Climate Change, 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)
Earth
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
Solar System, 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
Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Feb 20, 2018

Global wind and temperature measurements in the lower thermosphere (100-150 km above Earth) are the two most important variables needed to accurately... Read more

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An ice glacier.
Earth, Climate Change, Ice
Feb 16, 2018

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

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

NASA’s next planet-hunting mission has arrived in Florida to begin preparations for launch. Read more

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stars, galaxies and lensed galaxies
Universe, Stars
Feb 16, 2018

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5. Read more

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Chandra Deep Field-South.
Universe
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

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four part image with globes of neptune over BW closeups
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Feb 15, 2018

Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the... Read more