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View of Delta II Rocket that is set to Launch NOAA’s JPSS-1
Earth
Nov 18, 2017

Four CubeSats Launch on JPSS-1 Mission ... Read more

animation of mixing plasma of different densities
Sun
Nov 17, 2017

New NASA mission results show that tornado-like swirls of space plasma create tumultuous boundaries in the near-Earth environment, letting dangerous high-energy particles slip into near Earth space... Read more

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Earth
Nov 17, 2017

Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Read more

SDO observations of 2011 X-class flare
Sun
Nov 16, 2017

Two recent studies show how solar flares exhibit pulses or oscillations in the amount of energy being sent out. Such research provides new insights on the origins of these massive solar flares and... Read more

Project Scientist Nicky Fox of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab is interviewed at NASA Headquarters
Solar System
Nov 15, 2017

“Gravity Assist,” a new NASA weekly podcast series, launches Wednesday on NASA.gov and the SoundCloud and iTunes audio platforms. ... Read more

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Gravity Assist Podcast Logo
Solar System
Nov 15, 2017

We start our “Gravity Assist” virtual tour of the solar system with – where else – the Sun!  How hot is the Sun, what are solar flares, and how does... Read more

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visualization of land vegetation and phytoplankton
Earth
Nov 15, 2017

Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Read more

illustration of Earth's Van Allen Belts
Sun
Nov 15, 2017

New research using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission and FIREBIRD II CubeSat has shown that plasma waves in space are likely responsible for accelerating high-energy particles into Earth's... Read more

This artist’s rendition shows MEME-X’s dual spacecraft as they observe the aurora from an altitude like that of the ISS.
Sun
Nov 14, 2017

A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission that the agency recently selected as one of five for further... Read more

Deputy Principal Investigator Albert Shih (left) and Principal Investigator Steven Christe
Sun
Nov 14, 2017

A NASA team is advancing a mission to reveal unprecedented details about solar flares, powerful eruptions that explode with enough energy that each one could power all of Earth for 16,000 years. ... Read more