Explore NASA Science

This visualization shows the motion of one electron in the magnetic reconnection region.
Sun
Jan 3, 2018

New NASA research helps improve our understanding of how electrons move through the complex region around Earth — information that will help untangle how such particle acrobatics affect the planet... Read more

The lowest reaches of space glow with bright bands of color called airglow in this image
Sun
Jan 2, 2018

NASA will host a briefing at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 4, about the agency’s upcoming science mission to explore where Earth’s atmosphere meets space. ... Read more

no
Photo of man in vegetable garden
Earth, Climate Change
Jan 2, 2018

When life and livelihood depend upon the rain, the whim of weather creates a precarious relationship between farmer and Mother Nature. Read more

Image of polarization measurements capturing the structure of the magnetic field in the Orion star forming region.
Universe
Dec 29, 2017

NASA’s flying observatory SOFIA, is preparing for its 2018 observing campaign, which will include observations of celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets, Saturn’s giant moon Titan... Read more

no
Mars
Solar System, Mars
Dec 29, 2017

With Jim Green today is the “man about Mars,” Bruce Jakosky from the University of Colorado. Bruce is the principal investigator of NASA's MAVEN... Read more

no
Landscape painting with city in background behind hazy sky
Earth
Dec 26, 2017

Ozone is a highly reactive gas that can be broadly divided into two categories—“good” and “bad.” Good ozone is found in the stratosphere and... Read more

no
Views of Home Poster
Earth, Solar System
Dec 22, 2017

Cameras on NASA spacecraft have treated us to intriguing and inspiring perspectives of our home planet as they've looked back at Earth from various... Read more

no
Artist concept of Dragonfly mission on Titan surface
Solar System
Dec 20, 2017

NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet sample return mission and a drone-like... Read more

no
Composite image of the Perseus galaxy cluster using data from Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA’s XMM-Newton and Hitomi.
Universe
Dec 20, 2017

An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a cluster of galaxies could help scientists fulfill a quest they have been on for decades:... Read more

no
Photo of magnetometer circuit next to penny for scale
Earth’s Space Environment
Dec 18, 2017

Researchers are developing new types of magnetometers for use on future small satellites that not only fulfill stringent requirements for low-... Read more