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New Planetary Protection Board to Review Guidelines for Future Solar System and Beyond Exploration

Solar System, Mars Apr 23, 2019
Following National Academy of Sciences recommendations, advice from the NASA Advisory Council, and subsequent unanimous agreement from NASA’s scien
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NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

Earth Apr 17, 2019
Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up. On Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants to see your take.

A Chip Off the Old Block

ISS Apr 18, 2019
Living 3D versions of human organs called Tissue Chips are being sent to the International Space Station to be studied in microgravity.
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Paying It Forward: 5 Questions with Africa Flores

Earth Apr 18, 2019
A natural curiosity about our home planet is often the greatest driver of scientists who use Earth observatio

The Universe’s First Molecule Is Found at Last

Universe Apr 17, 2019
Scientists detected the first type of molecule that ever formed, called helium hydride, using Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA.
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Development of a Compact Multi-spectral Photometer for Space Science

Sun Apr 16, 2019
Earth’s ionosphere is increasingly recognized as a region of space that directly impacts the development and use of space assets for modern society. Monitoring the state of the ionosphere requires...
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On the Cusp of Understanding

NASA is using sounding rockets to study the cusp, a point where the magnetic bubble that surrounds our planet dips inward and touches down to Earth.

Black Hole Image Makes History; NASA Telescopes Coordinated Observations

Universe Apr 10, 2019
A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes call

CLASP-2: Extreme Rocket Science in the Desert

Sun Apr 9, 2019
NASA scientists and engineers are in the New Mexico desert preparing to launch a research rocket equipped with a cutting-edge Sun-gazing instrument to study the solar atmosphere. The CLASP-2 mission...

NASA Launches Two Rockets Studying Auroras

Sun Apr 8, 2019
NASA successfully launched the AZURE mission on April 5 from the Andøya Space Center in Norway.