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Solar System
Jan 20, 2022
Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system...
Space Experiments
Jan 3, 2022
NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Division (BPS) launches new Twitter account on Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday.
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Universe
Dec 27, 2021
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday, December 25. Follow its deployment here.
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Space Experiments
Dec 16, 2021
In late December, SpaceX-24 will deliver a payload to the International Space Station. Three new experiments that will help scientists better understand specific biological and physical phenomena will be on board.
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Sun
Dec 7, 2021
Solar jets are bursts of plasma coming off the Sun. Studying solar jets contributes to better understanding of our closest star, the Sun, and how its energy impacts conditions on Earth.
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Universe, Solar System, Sun, Space Experiments
Nov 24, 2021
Are you interested in starting your own citizen science project?  NASA's Citizen Science Seed Funding Program can help!  
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Solar System, ISS
Nov 22, 2021
Since its inception, the International Space Station has been powered by large, heavy, and complex solar panels. But, as expected, these panels have slowly degraded over time.   As a part of an experiment, the station’s robotic arm unfurled the first ROSA – Roll Out Solar Array – in 2017,... Read More
The Power of the Station's New Solar Arrays Poster
Nov 15, 2021
Have you ever noticed snow falling when the air temperature is above freezing? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you! Temperatures near freezing can bring rain or snow, posing a real challenge for water managers who need to know how much precipitation falls as what type. More accurately predicting rain vs... Read More
Citizen Science Project: Mountain Rain or Snow
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Oct 25, 2021
Multi-Agency Research Initiative Could Lead to Improved Medical Treatments and Support Deep-Space Exploration
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Citizen Science
Oct 5, 2021
This season’s theme is Co-creating a NASA Citizen Science Data Prime. The events in this series are designed to leverage internal and external NASA knowledge to co-create a quick reference list of the data issues to consider and some of the best practices and resources that can inform... Read More
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Earth
Sep 28, 2021
Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with the Landsat 9 satellite onboard launches, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Sep 10, 2021
The measurement of the effects of space-relevant stresses on organisms, and fundamental research into the underlying mechanisms of those effects, are core components of NASA's Space Biology Program. These stresses include galactic cosmic radiation (GCR), solar particle events (SPEs), and reduced... Read More
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Sep 10, 2021
NASA announces the award of 10 grants or cooperative agreements for exciting new Space Biology research that will advance NASA’s understanding of how living systems respond, acclimate, and adapt to the space environment in support of human space exploration.
Earth, Climate Change
Sep 8, 2021
Seasonal summer rains have done little to offset drought conditions gripping the western United States, with California and Nevada seeing record July heat and moderate-to-exceptional drought according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Now, new NASA research is showing... Read More
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Science Activation
Sep 7, 2021
NASA will award approximately $35 million over four years to eight organizations from across the country to bring agency science to learners of all ages, backgrounds, and communities.
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