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Solar System
Aug 4, 2021
Cutline: This week in 2011, the Juno mission to Jupiter launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center aboard an Atlas V-551 rocket.
Solar System
Aug 3, 2021
What are some skywatching highlights in August 2021? The best-known meteor shower of the year should be a good time this year on the peak night of Aug. 11, with no bright Moon to interfere. Jupiter and Saturn are at their best all month long. And on Aug. 22, the full moon will be a "seasonal blue... Read More
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Sun
Aug 3, 2021
New research led by NASA provides a closer look at a nearby star thought to resemble our young Sun.
Universe
Aug 3, 2021
Advanced technology micro-shutters enable NASA to study galaxy evolution across cosmic time.
Two scientists wearing white lab jumpers in a lab; the male on the left is wearing blue rubber gloves and holding an array prototype that looks like a small grid.
Earth
Aug 2, 2021
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.
Solar System
Aug 2, 2021
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.
Earth
Aug 2, 2021
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
Sun
Aug 2, 2021
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.
Solar System
Aug 2, 2021
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.
Earth
Jul 29, 2021
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.
Universe
Jul 29, 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
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Sun
Jul 28, 2021
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.
Earth
Jul 28, 2021
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.
Sun
Jul 23, 2021
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.