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Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S)
Earth
Jan 29, 2018

Media accreditation is open for the launch Thursday, March 1, of the second in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) series of next-generation geostationary weather... Read more

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Photo of ship at sea
Earth
Jan 29, 2018

Despite its massive size, the blue whale is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Learn how earth-observing... Read more

IMAGE spacecraft being enclosed in its fairing prior to launch
Sun
Jan 26, 2018

In mid-January, an amateur astronomer reported they believed they had made contact with a NASA satellite called Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE). IMAGE launched on March... Read more

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Pluto in enhanced color
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jan 26, 2018

In this episode of Gravity Assist, Jim Green talks with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute about what... Read more

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Photo of B200 aircraft and pilots
Earth
Jan 25, 2018

This blog post originated in the 2016 Science Mission Directorate Read more

illustration of satellite hosting GOLD instrument
Sun
Jan 24, 2018

On Jan. 25, 2018, NASA launches Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, a hosted instrument aboard SES-14 that will inspect the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth's uppermost... Read more

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Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Jan 24, 2018

Like Earth, space has weather. Except instead of swirling winds and downpours of precipitation, space weather is defined by shifting electric and... Read more

Mercury transiting the Sun, seen by SDO
Sun
Jan 18, 2018

Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding. It happens because the Sun’s gravitational grip gradually weakens as our star ages and loses... Read more

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Uranus and Neptune
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jan 18, 2018

In this episode of Gravity Assist, NASA’s Jim Green and Amy Simon discuss Uranus, Neptune, and Read more

This map shows Earth’s average global temperature from 2013 to 2017
Earth
Jan 18, 2018

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. ... Read more