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Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Jun 30, 2022
NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program has selected five ground-based proposals in response to the Physical Sciences Informatics System call for proposals. This program element is part of Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences - 2021 (ROSES-2021)... Read More
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jun 27, 2022
At Jovian Vortex Hunter, you’ll examine gorgeous images of Jupiter like this one. Credit: NASA Help astrophysicists analyze the stunning images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft! https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html
Space Experiments
Jun 23, 2022
You may not be familiar with the term “colloids;” yet, they are a part of our everyday lives. Colloids are mixtures of microscopic particles suspended in fluids — substances that are part solid, part liquid. In our daily life, colloids are found in everything from toothpaste to ketchup, paint to... Read More
Astronaut inside the International Space Station holding onto white framed box with bright open area containing black wires and other mechanics inside.
Earth, Citizen Science
Jun 3, 2022
Today we’re saying thank you to everyone who has pitched in to classify wildlife photos at snapshotwisconsin.org. Over the last four years you helped scientists model species distributions, measure vegetation phenology, study how deer use habitats to escape extreme temperatures, and much more.... Read More
Photo of a large bull elk with horns walking up to a trail camera in the woods
Space Experiments
May 31, 2022
In space, it’s not as easy as taking a convenient trip to the grocery store and having a wide variety of nutritious options to choose from in order to prepare a well-balanced meal. To thrive in deep space, it’s essential for astronauts to have access to nutrient-rich foods. Currently, they take... Read More
Scientist fills small cylinders with samples of soil and microbes.
ISS
May 26, 2022
Understanding the effects of microgravity on the human body is essential in enabling astronauts to travel through the harsh environment of space for months, or even years. Significant changes to the body’s skeletal and muscle systems have been studied for decades, and strategies to maintain... Read More
Vision Changes in Space Poster
Universe, Citizen Science
May 24, 2022
Citizen scientists have discovered a strange lopsided system consisting of three very massive stars orbiting around one another very rapidly---a rare combination that has scientists asking how this system could have formed.
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Earth
May 10, 2022
When the 10,000th observation was submitted to Mountain Rain or Snow on the morning of March 15th, wet snow was falling on much of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service was predicting slick mountain passes and possible delays due to rain for commuters in the city, but Mountain Rain or... Read More
Photograph of a woman wearing an orange jacket and dark hat standing in a field with trees in the distance while she collects falling snow data on her mobile phone.
May 3, 2022
The SMD Bridge Program is a new initiative designed to boost diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within the NASA workforce and within the US science and engineering community.
Science Activation
May 1, 2022
Teachers from the NASA-affiliated Montana Learning Center in Helena, Mont. are being lauded as two of the nation’s leading educators.
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Citizen Science
Apr 27, 2022
Citizen scientist Thomas Thomopoulos created this enhanced-color image using raw data from the JunoCam instrument (Figure A). At the time the raw image was taken, the Juno spacecraft was about 44,000 miles (71,000 kilometers) above Jupiter’s cloud tops, at a latitude of about 55 degrees south, and... Read More
Photo of a shadow on Jupiter's moon
Earth
Apr 22, 2022
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Earth, Citizen Science
Apr 21, 2022
It's almost Earth Day – looking for ways to celebrate? Show you care by becoming a NASA citizen scientist! Our citizen science programs are collaborations with NASA scientists and members of the public.
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Earth, ISS
Apr 21, 2022
  These pictures depict the magnificent wonders of our planet, yet, they weren’t taken anywhere on Earth. Instead, they were captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station to chronicle the fragile beauty and ever-changing landscape of our collective home.
Observing Change Over Time Poster
Science Activation
Apr 21, 2022
Infiniscope develops and deploys innovative digital learning experiences that promote STEM education and creative tools that empower educators to harness education technology as they see fit.
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