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Solar System, Mars
Jul 8, 2020
NASA's next Mars rover has a name – Perseverance. Like every exploration mission before, our rover is going to face challenges, and it’s going to make amazing discoveries. The time at hand is hard. We have already surmounted many obstacles on our way to Red Planet, but as humans we will not give... Read More
Jun 18, 2020
At any given time, there is a fire burning somewhere on Earth. Join experts Thursday, September 12 at 3 p.m. EDT for a closer look at how fires are part of our changing planet. As the climate warms, it has directly affected the way fires occur, with longer fire seasons and more extreme fires that... Read More
Science Live Episode 8 - A World of Fires
Solar System
Jun 12, 2020
From the historic Apollo splashdown to the future Artemis landing, we’re celebrating 50 years of human exploration and science on the Moon. This special edition of NASA Science Live will take viewers onboard the aircraft carrier that recovered the Apollo 11 capsule after splashdown – the USS Hornet... Read More
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jun 2, 2020
Our new NASA solar system mission, #Dragonfly, will send a rotocraft-lander to explore Saturn's moon, Titan! Why Titan? This ocean world is unique in the solar system, with organic compounds that could teach us about the origin of life itself. Watch this special edition of NASA Science Live to... Read More
Science Live Solar System Explorer
Solar System
May 21, 2020
Did you know that there are storms churning all across our solar system and beyond? Watch as we tour some of the storms in our planetary neighborhood – from supersonic winds on Venus to dust storms on Mars. Then, we bring things closer to home to take a look at how NASA studies weather on Earth.
NASA Science Live: Storms across the solar system
Earth, Climate Change, Ice
May 7, 2020
Join NASA ice experts as we discuss important science about Earth's icy regions, and how it can impact us here in warmer environments. NASA’s ICESat-2 mission uses a laser instrument on a satellite to precisely measure ice and just released new findings about how Earth’s ice is changing. Scientists... Read More
Earth, ISS
Apr 22, 2020
Earth observing instruments on the space station along with photography from crew members serve to keep a multifunctional eye on our home planet.
Keeping an Eye on Earth - Poster
Apr 16, 2020
How does NASA combine art and science? Join artist Jenny Mottar as she explains her inspiration and process for creating the 2020 NASA Earth Day poster. Download the poster and wallpapers
Earth Day 2020
Apr 10, 2020
Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, the Associate Administrator for NASA Science, takes us on a journey in this talk about humanity’s innate nature to look up into the sky and seek answers to the mysteries of the universe. We are a species of explorers, and we persevere through the difficult times by coming... Read More
Species of Explorers
Apr 9, 2020
The third episode of NASA Science Live highlights our weird home: Earth. Liquid water, a protective atmosphere and an active core that gives our planet a defensive shield. These features, plus more, make our home one of the most unique places in the solar system. Watch as we explore these features... Read More
Solar System
Mar 30, 2020
The second episode of NASA Science Live takes you to the very edge of our solar system where interstellar space begins. Starting with the Voyager mission at the boundary and traveling on to some of the closest and brightest stars, watch as we answer questions like: What does "going interstellar"... Read More
Solar System
Mar 19, 2020
The first episode of #NASAScienceLive explores how science conducted on the lunar surface in the past informs current missions studying the Moon and future plans to send science, robots and humans to our nearest celestial neighbor.
Solar System, Mars
Mar 13, 2020
NASA’s next Mars rover has a new name: Perseverance. After sorting through more than 28,000 submissions from K-12 students from every U.S. state and territory, one name was chosen. Alexander Mather, a 13-year-old student from Virginia who submitted the winning name, explains why he chose... Read More
Universe, ISS
Mar 10, 2020
Scientists are using AMS-02 on the Space Station to study fundamental particles originating from sources up to billions of light years away. These particles may hold the key to understanding both the composition and history of our universe.
Finding the Invisible Poster
Solar System, Mars
Mar 6, 2020
NASA has chosen a name for its next Mars rover: Perseverance. The name was announced today by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington during a celebration at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia. Zurbuchen was on... Read More
Cartoon Illustration of Mars Rover Perseverance