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Deputy Principal Investigator Albert Shih (left) and Principal Investigator Steven Christe
Sun
Nov 14, 2017

A NASA team is advancing a mission to reveal unprecedented details about solar flares, powerful eruptions that explode with enough energy that each one could power all of Earth for 16,000 years. ... Read more

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River blindness
Earth
Nov 13, 2017

Earth observations are aiding the mission to end river blindness. When a former president of the United States asked for assistance in eliminating a... Read more

Artist’s depiction of Comet C/2012 K1 (also called Pan-STARRS) and its coma during its first approach into the solar system.
Universe
Nov 9, 2017

Researchers onboard NASA’s flying observatory examined a new comet as it made its first approach through our solar system. ... Read more

JPSS-1
Earth
Nov 8, 2017

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, the first in a new series of four highly advanced National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting satellites, now is... Read more

Parker Solar Probe arrives at Goddard
Sun
Nov 8, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for environmental tests. ... Read more

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Black and white image of Enceladus
Solar System
Nov 7, 2017

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according... Read more

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photo of planet Venus
Solar System
Nov 6, 2017

NASA’s future planetary exploration efforts, including missions to Venus, require electronics capable of surviving temperatures of 470° C and above... Read more

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star field with galaxies and scratch marks
Universe
Nov 3, 2017

Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of... Read more

animation of STEREO observations of comet 96P
Sun
Nov 3, 2017

Sun-gazing missions SOHO and STEREO watched the return of comet 96P/Machholz when it entered their fields of view between Oct. 25-30. It is extremely rare for comets to be seen simultaneously from... Read more

Conceptual image of an exoplanet
Sun
Nov 2, 2017

New NASA research proposes a novel approach to sniffing out exoplanet atmospheres. It takes advantage of frequent stellar storms from cool, young dwarf stars to highlight signs of possible life. ... Read more