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New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

Earth Feb 20, 2019
Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing...

NASA Scientists Show How Ingredients for Water Could Be Made on Surface of Moon, a Chemical Factory

Sun Feb 20, 2019
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon’s surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the Moon’s surface in...

SOFIA Uncovers Clues to the Evolution of Universe and Search for Life

Universe Feb 20, 2019
Results from SOFIA reveal new clues to how stars form, galaxies evolve, and take one step closer to understanding the environment of Europa and its subsurface ocean.

Solar Tadpole-Like Jets Seen With NASA’S IRIS Add New Clue to Age-Old Mystery

Sun Feb 19, 2019
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot.

NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

Universe Feb 13, 2019
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

NASA’s Van Allen Probes Begin Final Phase of Exploration in Earth's Radiation Belts

Sun Feb 12, 2019
Two NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for years, flying through a hazardous zone of charged particles called the Van Allen radiation belts. Now, they're starting a new and final phase in their...

In Solar System’s Symphony, Earth’s Magnetic Field Drops the Beat

Sun Feb 12, 2019
Inside Earth's magnetic bubble, scientists have long been listening in on space sounds created by various electromagnetic waves, and now they've found one that booms like a drum.

SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A

Universe Feb 8, 2019
Researchers using NASA’s SOFIA airborne telescope have found that cosmic dust, a building block of planets, forms in the wake of a supernova blast wave.

2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

Earth Feb 6, 2019
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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Small Satellites yield Big Discoveries

Feb 4, 2019
NASA uses CubeSats for new science missions and to test new electronics, sensors and software that might be included on larger missions.