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Collage of photos including kids swimming underwater and working with a large tub of soil.
Science Activation
May 10, 2021
The free event, which runs from Tuesday, May 11, through Tuesday, May 18, will feature experts from NASA’s Science Activation Program—a community-based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages.
Earth
May 3, 2021
Beginning mid-May, find all four inner planets (including Earth!) near the western horizon after sunset. And on May 26, a supermoon total eclipse.
What's Up in the Solar System
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Apr 29, 2021
Dr. Kiss was the Co-Principal Investigator for the Seedling Growth project, a NASA supported series of plant biology experiments onboard the International Space Station. 
Earth, Citizen Science
Apr 22, 2021
Citizen science is a great way to study our beautiful planet. We are #ConnectedByEarth. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station mention the importance of citizen science to studying Earth’s climate.  
Still screen of video of 5 astronauts on the International Space Station
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Apr 16, 2021
In the Growing Beyond Earth Program teachers and students conduct research similar to how plants are being grown in the Veggie chamber on the International Space Station. Students conduct experiment trials, collect data on different crop types and growing techniques, and report these data in a... Read More
Photo of a young female student watering seeds in a grow box emitting a pink glow (left) and a female astronaut water seeds on the International Space Station in a grow box that is also emitting a pink glow.
Earth
Apr 12, 2021
Landsat imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern California has dropped by more than 95 percent, with just a few small, isolated patches of bull kelp remaining. Species-rich kelp forests have been replaced by “urchin barrens,” where purple sea urchins cover a... Read More
Underwater photograph of kelp seaweed and fish.
Universe
Apr 8, 2021
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx completed its last flyover of Bennu around 6 a.m. EDT (4 a.m. MDT) April 7 and is now slowly drifting away from the asteroid; however, the mission team will have to wait a few more days to find out how the spacecraft changed the surface of Bennu when it grabbed a sample of the... Read More
ghostly gray image of asteroid Bennu against black backdrop of space
Earth
Apr 7, 2021
Look for the rosy arch known as the Belt of Venus at sunset, then find the constellation Leo overhead on April evenings. Also check out Jupiter and Saturn with the Moon on April 6.
What's Up in the Solar System
Science Activation
Mar 30, 2021
Dr. Gatebe wants to create a community of students and positive role models that will encourage more minority students to enter geosciences.
Earth, ISS
Mar 23, 2021
If you’re on the ground during a thunderstorm, you might witness a spectacular show of lightning. But if you’re observing that same thunderstorm from the vantage point of the International Space Station, you might see a bolt of energy shooting up from the clouds. And it might be red. Or blue. Or... Read More
Observing Lightning from the ISS Poster
Mar 10, 2021
NASA returns to South by Southwest this year for a virtual viewing of the agency’s missions and programs during the online festival.
collage of virtual nasa presentations
Solar System
Mar 5, 2021
Look for Mars close to the Pleiades in the first couple of weeks of March. Then wake up early to observe the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, which return as morning planets this month.
What's Up in the Solar System
Science Activation
Feb 26, 2021
Marilé Colón Robles, a project scientist for NASA's GLOBE Clouds citizen science program, participated in a recent virtual panel discussion on Hispanic leaders in science and space as part of the 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival.
Screenshot of four people participating in a virtual forum
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Feb 26, 2021
Ask any scientist or researcher when they first became interested in their profession, and many will say it was while they were in high school. NASA is capitalizing on this by growing the nation’s next generation of scientists while they are rising juniors and seniors. GeneLab for High Schools, or... Read More
GeneLab for High School logo: computer, satellite and dna illustrations surrounding a sphere
Space Experiments, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
Feb 19, 2021
On Feb. 20, 2021, Northrop Grumman will launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket to deliver several tons of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station for its 15th resupply mission (CRS-15). Included in these bulky supplies will be a handful of items that weigh no more... Read More
Photo of protein crystals growing in a petri dish.