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Photo of people releases weather balloons into blue sky
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Jun 2, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation on Monday, August 21, 2017. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14... 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

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Total eclipse image taken Mar. 20, 2015 at Svalbard, Norway
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Jun 14, 2017

Join NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations for a nationally-televised event on the upcoming total solar eclipse. 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 13, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. Representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations, will provide important... Read more

Illustration of the ring of dust that can obscure the energetic processes near the black hole of an active galactic nuclei.
Universe
Jun 13, 2017

Researchers at the University of Texas San Antonio using observations from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, found that the dust surrounding active, ravenous black holes... Read more