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Sun
Jun 18, 2021
To start off the summer, the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of stamps highlighting views of the Sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Sun
Jun 18, 2021
June 20, 2021, marks the summer solstice — the beginning of astronomical summer — in the Northern Hemisphere.
Universe
Jun 17, 2021
When astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered an oddball galaxy that looked like it didn't have much dark matter, some thought the finding was hard to believe and looked for a simpler explanation.
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Jun 16, 2021
NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program selected five ground-based proposals in response to the research announcement “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix G.” These five research projects, involving recognized experts in the fields of combustion science, complex fluids... Read More
Photo of male astronaut wearing green latex gloves and handling an experiment underneath a clear plastic tent.
Earth
Jun 16, 2021
Tracking gold mining activity and deforestation in the Amazon in near real-time using satellite-based Earth observations is now possible.
Universe
Jun 16, 2021
NASA is working to resolve an issue with the payload computer on the Hubble Space Telescope.
Sun
Jun 15, 2021
From more than a decade’s worth of total eclipses observations taken around the world, scientists uncovered a surprising finding about the Sun’s wind and its wispy outer atmosphere.
Earth
Jun 15, 2021
Researchers have found that Earth’s energy imbalance approximately doubled during the 14-year period from 2005 to 2019.
Earth
Jun 14, 2021
SnowEx teams measured snow at six sites across the Western U.S., on the ground and with drones and airplanes. This information is crucial for managing water resources for drinking, agriculture, hydropower, drought and more.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jun 10, 2021
At night, seven-year-old Miguel likes talking to his father Cesar Rubio about planets and stars. “I try to nurture that,” says Rubio, a machinist in Pomona, California, who makes parts for mining and power generation equipment.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jun 10, 2021
Teams across the country have been competing for years to be the first to engineer functional human tissue in a lab. Now, scientists have accomplished this medical feat by creating thick vascularized human organ tissue, which could have profound implications both on Earth and off.
Blue-toned xray image of human torso
Solar System
Jun 10, 2021
On June 10, 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the selection of EnVision as its newest medium-class science mission.
Sun
Jun 9, 2021
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, people across the northern hemisphere will have the chance to experience an annular or partial eclipse of the Sun.
Photo of orange colored sun with black sphere eclipsing the right side
Solar System
Jun 9, 2021
The six-wheeled scientist is heading south to explore Jezero Crater’s lakebed in search of signs of ancient microbial life.