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NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope Is Ready for Balloon Flight Over New Mexico

Sun Aug 23, 2019
NASA is getting ready to test a new way to see the Sun, high over the New Mexico desert: a coronagraph called BITSE. BITSE will fly up to the edge of the atmosphere from Fort Sumner, New Mexico, and...

NASA Helps California Get Ahead of Coastal Flooding

Earth Aug 23, 2019
NASA in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey is helping emergency planners in Southern California get a more complete picture of the increasing risk of coastal flooding by looking at the...

30 Years Ago: Voyager 2's Historic Neptune Flyby

Solar System Aug 22, 2019
Humanity's first and (so far) last visit to the outermost giant planet in our solar system was a monumental event for scientists and the public alike.

Boreal Forest Fires Could Release Deep Soil Carbon

Earth Aug 21, 2019
Increasingly frequent and severe forest fires could burn generations-old carbon stored in the soils of boreal forests, according to results from the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)...

NASA Gets a Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface

Universe Aug 19, 2019
With a tight orbit around its parent star, the planet most likely has no atmosphere and is covered in volcanic rock, according to data from NASA's Spitzer telescope.

NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

Sun Aug 15, 2019
NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events...
Did Amino Acids Stabilize Prebiotic Membranes?

The Origin of Life Puzzle

Universe Aug 15, 2019
Researchers supported in part by the Exobiology Program element of the NASA Astrobiology Program have recently featured in an article from The Atlantic. Their work focuses on the self...

Moon Glows Brighter Than Sun in Images From NASA's Fermi

Universe Aug 15, 2019
If our eyes could see gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for the past decade. These gamma-ray...

NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

Sun Aug 13, 2019
NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the...
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Shedding Light on Black Holes

Universe Aug 13, 2019
"Black Holes" is one of the most highly searched terms about our universe. How much of what we think we know about black holes is actually true?