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New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters

Solar System Sep 9, 2019
A new theory, based on radar data from NASA's Cassini mission, proposes that some of Titan's lakes formed when pockets of nitrogen blew out basins that filled with methane.

NASA Research Gives New Insight into How Much Atmosphere Mars Lost

Solar System Sep 5, 2019
A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of day and the surface temperature on the Red Planet. Previous measurements of this tracer – isotopes of...

NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather

Sun Sep 3, 2019
NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions that could help us better understand the dynamic space weather system driven by the Sun that manifests near Earth.
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NASA Invites Students to Name Next Mars Rover

Mars Sep 3, 2019
NASA invites U.S. students to submit essays to name NASA's next Mars rover. Kindergarten through 12th grade students have until Nov. 1, 2019 to submit their name.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time

Universe Aug 28, 2019
Reaching a major milestone, engineers have successfully connected the two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Redondo Beach,...
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Cross Strip Photon Counting Sensors - Pathway to Very Large Detectors for Ultraviolet Astronomy

Universe, Exoplanets Aug 27, 2019
Future-generation large space telescopes under study at NASA will require very large, high-resolution, high-sensitivity, low-noise sensors capable of measuring ultraviolet through visible...

Streaks in Aurora Found to Map Features in Earth’s Radiation Environment

Sun Aug 27, 2019
A special kind of streaked aurora has been found to track disturbances in near-Earth space from the ground.

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...