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Black and white image showing multiple meteors in the sky.
Solar System, Sky Watching
Dec 8, 2017

The annual Geminid meteor shower has arrived. It's a good time to bundle up, go outside and let the universe blow your mind! Read more

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Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats
Dec 8, 2017

A new NASA policy will give science and engineering communities a revised roadmap to allow more opportunities to conduct innovative science and... Read more

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ISS Transit During a Partial Solar Eclipse 2017
Dec 8, 2017

The Moon became a key focus point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. Read more

The Canadarm2 robotic arm prepares to release the SpaceX Dragon Commercial Resupply Services-6 cargo spacecraft from the ISS
Earth
Dec 13, 2017

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting no earlier than 10:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 15, for its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. ... Read more

illustration of Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size planet discovered within a star’s habitable zone
Sun
Dec 13, 2017

Following a gold rush of exoplanet discovery, the next step in the search for life is determining which of the known exoplanets are proper candidates for life — and for this, a cross-disciplinary... Read more

image of solar eclipse
Sun
Dec 11, 2017

While people across North America took in the Aug. 21 eclipse, hundreds of citizen, student, and professional scientists were collecting scientific data, and their efforts are beginning to return... Read more

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wildfire burning
Earth
Dec 10, 2017

The Soda Fire ignited on August 10, 2015, burning across the rugged landscape of southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon. Feeding on sagebrush, cheatgrass... Read more

illustration of an Atlantic White-sided Dolphin and a Long-finned Pilot Whale
Sun
Dec 8, 2017

After a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, new research rules out space weather as a primary cause of animal beachings. ... Read more

2017 Total Solar Eclipse
Universe
Dec 7, 2017

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings... Read more

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New Horizons 2018 Close Flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object
Solar System
Dec 6, 2017

New Horizons will fly by its next exploration target, a distant Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 in early 2019. Read more