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The Mystery of Coronal Heating Poster 1
Sun
Nov 30, 2016
Observations by NASA's IRIS spacecraft suggest that "heat bombs" are going off in the sun's outer atmosphere, helping to explain why the solar corona is so mysteriously hot.
Earth, Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Jun 14, 2016
Dynamic bubbles of ionization in Earth's upper atmosphere can cause GPS signals to "twinkle" like stars, affecting the quality of navigation on Earth below. NASA recently conducted a mission called CINDI to investigate this phenomenon.
Twinkle Twinkle GPS Poster 1
ISS
May 27, 2016
For the first time, researchers have identified a genetic marker associated with a spaceflight medical issue. It is in the enzymes associated with the "1 carbon pathway."
One Carbon Metabolism Poster 1
Solar System, Mars, Planets of Our Solar System, Sky Watching
May 20, 2016
Mars and Saturn are getting together in the constellation Scorpius for back-to-back oppositions in May and June 2016.
Red and Golden Planets Poster
Sun, Sky Watching
May 3, 2016
On May 9th, Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike.
2016 Transit of Mercury Poster
Universe, Stars
Apr 6, 2016
Assembly of NASA's next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, is underway. It will show researchers the first stars and galaxies that formed in the early universe.
Next Great Space Telescope Poster
Universe, Exoplanets
Mar 18, 2016
When the Space Age began, explorers were eager to visit the planets of the solar system. As the years have passed, however, astronomers have realized that the moons of the solar system may be even more interesting.
The Special Ingredients of Earth Poster
Solar System
Mar 10, 2016
When the Space Age began, explorers were eager to visit the planets of the solar system. As the years have passed, however, astronomers have realized that the moons of the solar system may be even more interesting.
Amazing Moons Poster 1
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Mar 8, 2016
During the early hours of March 9, 2016 the new moon will pass directly in front of the sun, producing a total eclipse of the sun over South East Asia. A partial eclipse will be viewable the evening of March 8, 2016 in western-most parts of the USA including Alaska and Hawai'i.
Indonesian Solar Eclipse Poster
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System, Sky Watching
Mar 4, 2016
On March 8th, 2016 Earth and Jupiter will have a close encounter. The giant planet will be "up all night," soaring almost overhead at midnight and not setting until the sky brightens with the twilight hues of sunrise on March 9th. In July, the Juno mission will give us an even closer look.
Close Encounters with Jupiter Poster
ISS
Feb 23, 2016
About three quarters of ISS astronauts experience changes in the structure and function of their eyes. An experiment on the space station called the "Fluid Shifts Study" is investigating these vision problems in space.
Horn-rims and Funny Stockings Poster
Exoplanets, Sun
Feb 18, 2016
Deep in the heart of California's Owens Valley, a strange-looking telescope stands in the desert landscape listening for echos of distant stars.
Listening to the Stars Poster
Earth, Climate Change
Jan 26, 2016
The Jason-3 satellite, launched on January 17, 2016, is allowing scientists to continue a 23-year record of crucial ocean monitoring.
Measuring the Rising Seas Poster
ISS
Jan 20, 2016
Astronauts recently experienced an historic vegetable moment when they ate a salad made from lettuce grown on board the International Space Station.
Historic Vegetable Moment Poster
Universe
Dec 31, 2015
Researchers have used NASA space telescopes to prove that space-time is much less "foamy" than some models predict. Understanding their result requires a trip into the world of quantum physics.
Quantum Foam Poster