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Sun
Jan 19, 2021
Scientists have combined NASA data and cutting-edge image processing to gain new insight into the solar structures that create the Sun’s flow of high-speed solar wind, detailed in new research published today in The Astrophysical Journal.
Sun
Jan 15, 2021
In 2021, the US Postal Service is showcasing the Sun’s many faces with a series of Sun Science forever stamps that show images of solar activity captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.
Solar System
Jan 15, 2021
NASA is hosting a media briefing on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 4:30 p.m. EST to discuss the upcoming landing of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
Earth, Space Experiments, Space Biology
Jan 14, 2021
An expanding research partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will help develop new ways of growing food on Earth and in space.
Aerial image showing green and grey peninsula of land surrounded by ocean in shades of light teal blue to dark greenish blue.
Universe
Jan 14, 2021
New research shows that magnetic fields are contributing to the expulsion of material from the Cigar galaxy, or Messier 82, a well-known example of a starburst galaxy with a distinctive, elongated shape.
Universe
Jan 14, 2021
Not all appears as it would seem in the Whirlpool galaxy. SOFIA shows that the magnetic fields in the outer arms do not follow the galaxy's spiral shape.
Earth
Jan 14, 2021
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.
Sun
Jan 14, 2021
NASA and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland have agreed to cooperate on a NASA heliophysics mission, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP).
Universe
Jan 13, 2021
Is our solar system located in a typical Milky Way neighborhood? Scientists have gotten closer to answering this question.
Solar System
Jan 13, 2021
Audio gathered by the mission may not sound quite the same on Mars as it would to our ears on Earth. A new interactive online experience lets you sample the difference.
Universe
Jan 13, 2021
On April 15, 2020, a brief burst of high-energy light swept through the solar system, triggering instruments on many NASA spacecraft. Scientists think the blast came from a supermagnetized stellar remnant located in a neighboring galaxy.
Universe
Jan 13, 2021
How dark does space get? If you get away from city lights and look up, the sky between the stars appears very dark indeed.
Sun
Jan 13, 2021
On Jan. 13, 2021, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory experienced its first lunar transit of the year when the Moon crossed its view of the Sun.
Universe
Jan 12, 2021
Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful geyser regularly blasts a jet of boiling water high in the air. Now, an international team of astronomers has discovered a cosmic equivalent, a distant galaxy that erupts roughly every 114 days.