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Listen: Sound of Electromagnetic Energy Moving Between Saturn, Enceladus

Solar System Jul 11, 2018
New research from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s up-close Grand Finale orbits shows a surprisingly powerful and dynamic interaction of plasma waves mo
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Empowering Agricultural Decision Makers Across the Globe with Improved Rainfall Forecasting Data

Earth Jul 9, 2018
The timing and onset of rainfall is crucial for hundreds of thousands of farmers in the developing world when sowing, fertilizing and harvesting cr
What's Up July 2018

What's Up in the Solar System - July 2018

July's night skies feature Mars opposition on the 27th, when Mars, Earth, and the Sun all line up, and Mars' closest approach to Earth since 2003 o

NASA Invites Media to Visit with Spacecraft That Will “Touch” Sun

Sun Jul 5, 2018
Media are invited to view NASA’s Parker Solar Probe at 1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 13, at the Astrotech Space Operations payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida.

Cutting-Edge Heat Shield Installed on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Sun Jul 5, 2018
When you're designing a mission to touch the Sun, one key question comes to mind: How will you stop it from overheating? Parker Solar Probe's heat shield is a big part of the answer, and it was...

NASA Invites Media to View Launch of Mission to “Touch” Sun

Sun Jul 2, 2018
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission that will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun.
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SMD-Sponsored Technologies Infused into Third Set of Earth Venture Instruments

Earth Jul 2, 2018
In March 2016, NASA announced the selection of two proposals—both direct infusions of Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) projects—under the third solicitation of the Earth Venture Instrument...
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The International Asteroid Hunt

Solar System Jun 30, 2018
A coordinated effort is being made by many nations around the world to detect and track near-Earth objects, such as asteroids.
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Four Other Things ECOSTRESS Can See

Earth, Climate Change Jun 29, 2018
NASA's Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) is designed to study how plants respond to heat and water st
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NASA Completes Webb Telescope Review, Commits to Launch in Early 2021

Universe Jun 27, 2018
The Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on its James Webb Space Telescope has unanimously recommended that develo