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This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system.
Universe
Feb 22, 2017

This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes... Read more

Artist's concept of Kepler-452b
Solar System
Feb 20, 2017

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA... Read more

Jupiter's south pole
Solar System
Feb 17, 2017

NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. ... Read more

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Photo of radial core heat spreader
Universe
Feb 3, 2017

Technology Development: The NASA Glenn Research Center is developing the next generation of Stirling Radioisotope Generators (SRGs) to power deep... Read more

In February 2017, NASA begins the SnowEx field campaign in Colorado to advance new remote-sensing techniques.
Earth
Jan 30, 2017

In February 2017, NASA begins the SnowEx field campaign in Colorado to advance new remote-sensing techniques to measure the amount of water held in snow. Credits: U.S. Forest Service, Naval... Read more

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Photo of the IPDA lidar system installed onboard a NASA aircraft
Earth
Jan 27, 2017

Technology Development: Nearly two decades of NASA technology investment in lidar systems and two-micron transmitters has resulted in a new... Read more

In February 2017, scientists begin collecting data on coral reef health and volcanic emissions and eruptions in Hawaii.
Earth
Jan 27, 2017

In February 2017, scientists begin collecting data on coral reef health and volcanic emissions and eruptions in Hawaii using NASA airborne instruments, watercraft, and ground-based sensors.... Read more

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ScienceCasts: Milestones in Review Poster Image
Jan 24, 2017

We’re over 230 episodes in! Which were your favorites? From our home planet to discovering new worlds, find out: Read more

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Map illustration of path solar eclipse will travel over the United States
Earth
Jan 23, 2017

When depicting an eclipse path, data visualizers have usually chosen to represent the moon's shadow as an oval. By bringing in a variety of NASA... Read more

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Illustration of the Auto-gopher 1 performing a deep drill
Planets of Our Solar System
Jan 19, 2017

SMD is supporting development of a deep-drill sampler called the Auto-Gopher for potential deployment in future space exploration missions.... Read more