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Solar Minimum is Coming Poster
Sun, Our Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Jun 27, 2017

Intense solar activity such as sunspots and solar flares subsides during solar minimum, but that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity... Read more

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Photo of bare trees in forest after fire
Earth
Jun 23, 2017

A NASA-supported tool is accelerating wildfire recovery Burned Area Emergency Response teams— they may be one of most important parts of wildfires... Read more

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Image collage of woman and child observing a launch and flying aircraft
Jun 23, 2017

NASA Langley Research Center is celebrating 100 years.  Learn more through our commemorative artwork and graphics. Read more

CHESS payload being integrated with sounding rocket
Sun
Jun 23, 2017

The NASA-funded CHESS mission will check out the interstellar medium, peering into floating clouds of atoms and molecules that over millions of years may evolve into new stars. ... Read more

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Earth
Jun 22, 2017

NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Oklahoma in Norman for a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation’s lead in measuring key carbon-based greenhouse gases and... Read more

image of solar spicules
Sun
Jun 22, 2017

For the first time, a computer simulation — so detailed it took a full year to run — shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free of the sun's surface and surge... Read more

Illustration of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on Sept. 15, 2017.
Solar System
Jun 22, 2017

Media accreditation is now open for events around the conclusion of Cassini's mission at Saturn. The spacecraft, which has explored the ringed planet and its moons since 2004, will make a fateful... Read more

mage of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Sun
Jun 21, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21. ... Read more

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Space Gardening Poster
ISS
Jun 19, 2017

Scientists have been studying plant growth on the International Space Station. The results could help boost the productivity of both extraterrestrial... Read more

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size.
Universe
Jun 19, 2017

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's... Read more