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Earth
Sep 10, 2020
The year 2020 will be remembered for being a very trying year and western wildfires have just added to the year's woes.
Sep 9, 2020
Our planet is facing an unprecedented crisis as we continue to wrestle with the impacts of coronavirus. With its unparalleled technical and scientific expertise, NASA has joined the fight against the pandemic. Join us Thursday, June 25 at 3 p.m. EDT on #NASAScience Live to learn about the ideas and... Read More
Science in the time of Coronavirus, satellite image of United States at night
Solar System
Sep 9, 2020
Detailed observations reveal Bennu is shedding material on a regular basis.
Earth
Sep 8, 2020
On Sept. 6, NASA’s ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) imaged active fires across California
Earth
Sep 8, 2020
On Sep. 07, 2020, NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite provided two different views of how fires are affecting the U.S.
Space Experiments
Sep 8, 2020
Orbiting some 250 miles overhead is the International Space Station, the brightest object in the night sky, except for the Moon and Venus. For almost 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the space station.
Sun
Sep 4, 2020
The first NASA sounding rocket since the coronavirus pandemic began in the United States is about to launch. DUST-2 will carry a miniature laboratory into space, simulating how tiny grains of space dust – the raw materials of stars, planets and solar systems – form and grow.
Universe
Sep 3, 2020
This selection of images of different kinds of light from various missions and telescopes have been combined to better understand the universe.
Earth
Sep 3, 2020
While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment.
Universe
Sep 3, 2020
The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s primary mirror, which will collect and focus light from cosmic objects near and far, has been completed.
Earth, Climate Change
Sep 2, 2020
In August 2020, California is facing several major fires, including the LNU Lightning Complex Fire which grew into the second-largest wildfire in California history. The state's heat waves, droughts, and lightning all played a role in the devastating fire season. Learn more
Photo of wild fire smoke rising out of the forest.
Space Experiments
Sep 2, 2020
Researchers have used the International Space Station for almost 20 years to better understand the behavior of colloids – both to improve products used in our everyday lives and create entirely new ones.
Earth
Sep 2, 2020
NASA research could help to improve forecasts of whether a hurricane will suddenly intensify, which could give people in its path more time to prepare.
Earth
Sep 1, 2020
Earth-observing instruments on satellites and aircraft are mapping the current fires, providing data products to agencies on the ground that are responding to the emergency.