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Chart list Earth Venture Suborbital 2 awards
Apr 27, 2017

Technologies Infused: In 2015, NASA funded six new suborbital Earth Venture-class missions—five of which include technologies infused from SMD-... Read more

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Close Approach Comets Poster
Solar System, Sky Watching
Apr 20, 2017

In 2017 and 2018, three comets will pass near the Earth providing the opportunity to observe and study these icy interlopers. Read this story Read more

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Artist concept of mission spacecraft flying through magnetic fields around earth
Earth
Apr 20, 2017

Technology Infused: In March 2015, NASA launched an exciting new mission to investigate how the sun’s and Earth’s magnetic fields connect and... Read more

Visitors explore the exhibits at NASA's Earth Day event at Union Station in Washington, DC, Friday, April 22, 2016.
Earth
Apr 17, 2017

This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand... Read more

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Universe
Apr 17, 2017

Stringent testing is underway to prove the James Webb Space Telescope can handle an Earth-shaking take-off and still capture the universe’s first... Read more

This illustration shows Cassini diving through the Enceladus plume in 2015.
Universe
Apr 13, 2017

Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar... Read more

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Ocean Worlds Poster
Universe, Earth, Sun, Solar System
Apr 13, 2017

We once thought oceans made our planet unique, but we’re now coming to realize that ‘ocean worlds’ are all around us. Read this story Read more

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Video still frame of new rover navigating rocky terrain
Mars
Apr 13, 2017

Technology Infused: The Mars 2020 mission has recently adopted a baseline that includes SMD-sponsored technology developments that will enable its... Read more

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Artist illustration of LISA pathfinder spacecraft in orbit around earth
Universe
Apr 6, 2017

Technology Infused: On December 3, 2015, the LISA Pathfinder mission, led by the European Space Agency, blasted into space carrying the most... Read more

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Solar System, Sky Watching
Apr 6, 2017

Stop what you’re doing and mark your calendar. Jupiter can be viewed at opposition from sunset on April 7, 2017 to sunrise on April 8, 2017.... Read more