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NASA-funded Rocket to View Sun with X-Ray Vision

Sun Sep 4, 2018
The FOXSI sounding rocket will scour the Sun with X-ray vision, looking for the mysterious mini-explosions that heat the corona to millions of degrees.
What's Up September 2018

What's Up in the Solar System - September 2018

Solar System Sep 4, 2018
What's Up for September? Set your sights beyond the solar system, and take a late summertime road-trip along the Milky Way.

NASA Invites Media to View Spacecraft to Study the Frontier of Space

Sun Aug 31, 2018
NASA is inviting media to view NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft Thursday, Oct. 4, ahead of its scheduled launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket Saturday, Oct. 6,...

NASA Earth Science Director Announces Retirement

Earth Aug 28, 2018
Michael Freilich, director of the Earth Science Division in the Science Mission Directorate, announced he will retire from the agency in February 2019.

NASA Investment in Cholera Forecasts Helps Save Lives in Yemen

Earth Aug 27, 2018
For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are...

How Scientists Predicted Corona’s Appearance During Aug. 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse

Sun Aug 27, 2018
A week before the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse that was visible across the U.S., the country buzzed with anticipation. But the wait was uniquely nerve-wracking for a group of scientists at...

JPL Roles in NASA’s Sun-Bound Parker Solar Probe

Sun Aug 27, 2018
JPL leading navigation for Parker Solar Probe and is involved with two of its onboard instruments.
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Solving Earth’s Mysteries

Earth Aug 27, 2018
Data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) are helping scientists study increases in Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
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Beamsteerable Circuit to Expand Radio Occultation Measurement Capabilities

Earth Aug 27, 2018
An SMD-sponsored project successfully designed, fabricated, and tested a new application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) intended to enable high-quality radio occultation (RO) weather observations...

NASA Invites Media to Cover InSight Mars Landing Activities at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Solar System Aug 22, 2018
Media are invited to apply for credentials to cover activities at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the landing of the agency’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and...