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Earth
Mar 27, 2017

NASA will celebrate Earth Day on April 22 to engage the public in the Agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet. Download a... Read more

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artist rendition of sun and planets in solar system
Solar System
Mar 23, 2017

NASA has selected ten studies under the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program, to develop mission concepts using small... Read more

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Photograph of balloon being inflated on airport tarmac
Earth
Mar 23, 2017

Technology Infused: After over 20 years of tests and development, NASA’s Balloon Program team is on the cusp of expanding the envelope in high-... Read more

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NASA Embraces Small Satellites Poster
Earth, Sun
Mar 20, 2017

NASA is embracing small satellite designs, from tiny CubeSats to micro-satellites. These miniature marvels are providing many ways to collect science... Read more

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Illustration of spacecraft approaching Europa
Solar System
Mar 16, 2017

Technologies Infused: When NASA launches its mission to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa in the 2020s, seven instruments enabled by SMD technology... Read more

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screenshot of video tribute to four scientists
Solar System
Mar 9, 2017

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center lost four of its greatest minds in the past several months. Phil Sabelhaus, Marty Davis, Neil Gehrels and Piers... Read more

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Image of Nepal earthquake data
Earth
Mar 8, 2017

Technology Infused: On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the mountainous nation of Nepal, causing widespread destruction and loss of... Read more

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Earth Observation from the Station Poster
Earth, ISS
Mar 7, 2017

NASA has launched an ozone sensor to help monitor long-term change in the ozone layer. This sensor, called SAGE III, will be installed on the... Read more

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Illustration of Solar Probe approaching orange and yellow sun
Earth’s Space Environment
Mar 2, 2017

Technology Infused: NASA-sponsored technology has been employed to develop a state-of-the-art heat shield that will enable an important Heliophysics... Read more

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Southern Hemisphere Solar Eclipse Poster
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Feb 24, 2017

On Sunday, February 26th, the moon will pass in front of the sun, transforming rays of sunlight across parts of South America, southern Africa and... Read more