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Earth
Dec 1, 2021
An air quality sensor that will dramatically improve the way scientists measure air pollution over North America has been joined with its satellite host.
Universe
Nov 30, 2021
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars.
Solar System
Nov 30, 2021
NASA's Europa Clipper scientists are devising a variety of creative strategies to find active plumes when the spacecraft arrives at this moon of Jupiter in 2030, though they’re not relying on plumes to understand what’s going on inside Europa.
Earth
Nov 30, 2021
A team of researchers are working on a novel computer-tile technology that could help space-based remote sensors process data more efficiently.
Photo of 3 cubesats in orbit above the earth taken from the ISS.
Sun
Nov 29, 2021
Strange things happen in Earth’s atmosphere at high latitudes, a region known as the cusp. By understanding the forces at play in the cusp, scientists hope to better anticipate changes in spacecraft trajectories. The launch window for CREX-2, which launches from Andenes, Norway, opens Dec. 1, 2021.
Sun
Nov 29, 2021
What happens on Earth doesn’t stay on Earth. Using observations from NASA’s ICON, scientists presented the first direct measurements of Earth’s long-theorized dynamo on the edge of space: a wind-driven electrical generator that spans the globe 60-plus miles above our heads.
Universe
Nov 29, 2021
NGC 6891 is a bright, asymmetrical planetary nebula in the constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin.
Universe
Nov 26, 2021
Watch as eight stars skirt a black hole 1 million times the mass of the Sun in these supercomputer simulations.
Universe
Nov 26, 2021
NASA will launch its Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission Dec. 9 to study some of the most energetic objects in the universe: the remnants of exploded stars, particle jets spewing from feeding black holes, and more.
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!  
Image of a colorful blues and dark browns nebula with stars.
Universe
Nov 24, 2021
Mounded, luminous clouds of gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object known as HH 45.
Universe
Nov 24, 2021
A jet from a newly formed star flares into the shining depths of reflection nebula NGC 1977 in this Hubble image.
Solar System
Nov 24, 2021
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards, launched Wednesday at 1:21 a.m. EST on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in... Read More
Universe
Nov 23, 2021
The Flame Nebula, also called NGC 2024, is a large star-forming region in the constellation Orion that lies about 1,400 light-years from Earth.