In recent years, populations of rabbit fish and other dietary staples for the people of Palau are dwindling. The country is now building sustainable aquaculture farms in the ocean with help from NASA satellite data.
NASA's first spacecraft to explore the Trojan asteroids arrived Friday, July 30, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. It is now in a cleanroom at nearby Astrotech, ready to begin final preparations for its October launch.
When Hurricane Irma hit southern Florida in September of 2017, the storm buffeted coastal mangrove forests with winds strong enough to rip off leaves and branches and snap tree trunks. Of the mangrove forest damaged by Hurricane Irma, about 83% recovered after the first year. But the rest didn’t,... Read More
NASA successfully launched a sophisticated X-ray solar imager July 30 to study how and why the Sun’s corona grows so much hotter than the actual surface of Earth’s parent star.
The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon’s surface create small cold spots for water ice to accumulate even during the harsh lunar daytime.
To mark the 10th International Space Apps Challenge, the largest annual global hackathon in the world, NASA is collaborating with nine space agency partners to bring the event to even more communities Oct. 2-3, 2021.
Anthony Rapp (actor, Star Trek: Discovery) joins Dr. John Mather (astrophysicist), Dr. Ann Nguyen (planetary scientist), Dr. Laura Kerber (planetary scientist), and Dr. Allegra LeGrande (physical research scientist) to discuss how NASA’s research and missions help us understand how our universe,... Read More
The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer, or MaGIXS, mission is about to take flight. The launch window opens at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on July 30.
Soil is the foundation of our food systems, and sustainable farming depends upon healthy soil, which has impacts far beyond the field on air, water and climate. Wind and water, hastened by human activity and climate change, erode the richest soil at the surface.
A group of researchers is using artificial intelligence techniques to calibrate some of NASA’s images of the Sun, helping improve the data that scientists use for solar research.
NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth.
NASA is inviting media to learn more about an upcoming airborne science campaign to study intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States, which will aid scientists in their understanding of how such storms affect Earth’s atmosphere and climate change.
No, that’s not a smudge on your screen -- the blurry dark brown spot over the Arctic is a shadow cast by our Moon during a solar eclipse.
Researchers will take stock of the dust in the debris disk surrounding the nearby star Beta Pictoris.