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Earth
Apr 19, 2021
Saharan Dust Forecasts Minimize Health Risks in the Caribbean
Solar System
Apr 19, 2021
Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’... Read More
Universe
Apr 17, 2021
Matter in the hearts of neutron stars – dense remnants of exploded massive stars – takes the most extreme form we can measure. Now, thanks to data from NASA’s NICER, an X-ray telescope on the International Space Station, scientists have discovered that this mysterious matter is less squeezable than... Read More
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Apr 16, 2021
In the Growing Beyond Earth Program teachers and students conduct research similar to how plants are being grown in the Veggie chamber on the International Space Station. Students conduct experiment trials, collect data on different crop types and growing techniques, and report these data in a... Read More
Photo of a young female student watering seeds in a grow box emitting a pink glow (left) and a female astronaut water seeds on the International Space Station in a grow box that is also emitting a pink glow.
Sun
Apr 16, 2021
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has given scientists the first complete look at Venus’ orbital dust ring, a collection of microscopic dust particles that circulates around the Sun along Venus’ orbit.
Universe
Apr 16, 2021
Hubble captured this image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2813 demonstrating spectacularly the concept of gravitational lensing.
Solar System
Apr 15, 2021
Like boot prints on the Moon, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft left its mark on asteroid Bennu. New images — taken during the spacecraft's final fly-over on April 7 before heading back to Earth — reveal the aftermath of its historic encounter and "TAG" sample collection at the... Read More
Universe
Apr 15, 2021
A pair of orbiting black holes millions of times the Sun’s mass perform a hypnotic dance in a new NASA visualization. The movie traces how the black holes distort and redirect light emanating from the maelstrom of hot gas – called an accretion disk – that surrounds each one.
Space Experiments
Apr 15, 2021
Gateway Instruments to Improve Radiation Detection for Artemis Astronauts
Sun
Apr 15, 2021
The soon-to-launch SHIELDS sounding rocket will observe light interstellar particles drifting into our solar system. They could reveal new details about interstellar space and the shape of our Sun’s magnetic bubble.
Space Experiments
Apr 14, 2021
Researchers from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center plant pepper seeds in seed carriers inside the Space Life Sciences Lab on April 8, 2021, as part of the Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04) experiment.
Universe
Apr 14, 2021
In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.
Universe
Apr 13, 2021
The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's microlensing survey also provide the best opportunity yet to definitively detect solitary stellar-mass black holes for the first time.