Jul 26, 2017
The temperature of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid environment for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope that is in stark contrast to the heat of the city.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jul 13, 2017
Images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval.
Sun, Our Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Jun 27, 2017
High up in the clear blue noontime sky, the sun appears to be much the same day-in, day-out, year after year. But astronomers have long known that this is not true. The sun does change. Properly-filtered telescopes reveal a fiery disk often speckled with dark sunspots. Sunspots are strongly... Read More
Jun 23, 2017
NASA Langley Research Center is celebrating 100 years. Learn more through our commemorative artwork and graphics.
Jun 19, 2017
Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Humans attempting someday to make Mars their home may well share the sentiments expressed by the orator from ancient Rome. As for the library – books can now be stored digitally. But how... Read More
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Jun 14, 2017
Join NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations for a nationally-televised event on the upcoming total solar eclipse.
Earth, Climate Change, Ice
Jun 8, 2017
With temperatures around the world climbing, melt waters from the continental ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are raising sea levels. Those ice sheets are melting from both above and below. Much of the ice lost from ice sheets comes from a process called calving where ice erodes, breaks off... Read More
Jun 5, 2017
The NICER instrument which will explore neutron stars launched to the International Space Station.
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Jun 2, 2017
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation on Monday, August 21, 2017. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience over two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day.
May 31, 2017
Getting sick when you’re far from home is a drag. You’d give anything to crawl into your own soft bed and sleep, but you’re stuck in a cookie-cutter hotel room feeling like a sick fish out of water. Well, it could be worse. You could be an astronaut on the way to Mars -- a really long way from mom... Read More
May 25, 2017
From penguins to plant stress, the 2016 Annual Report highlights the many innovative ways our partners use Earth observations to support their projects and activities.
Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
May 16, 2017
The spectacle of a mammoth rocket ‘breaking the surly bonds of Earth’ takes our breath away. Equally amazing are the secrets revealed to us by science missions these rockets have launched – and NASA puts careful thought into what kind of mission will best achieve that science. Sometimes a large,... Read More
May 15, 2017
How does media enhance science learning? Fifty teachers tested prototypes in their classrooms.
Earth, Climate Change
May 12, 2017
Water is a critical resource in the western U.S. NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory is giving California water agencies the first complete measurements of the water available in the Sierra snowpack along with data on when the snow will melt.