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Earth
May 5, 2022
Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, received the 2022 World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation on May 5.
Solar System
May 5, 2022
Since its arrival on April 29, the Psyche spacecraft has moved into the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where technicians removed it from its protective shipping container, rotated it to vertical, and have begun the final steps to prepare the... Read More
Universe
May 5, 2022
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a witness at the scene of a star's explosive death: a companion star previously hidden in the glare of its partner's supernova.
Universe
May 5, 2022
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 9, to discuss progress toward preparing the James Webb Space Telescope for science operations.
Sun
May 4, 2022
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 5, to discuss the status of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Sun
May 4, 2022
The Endurance rocket will attempt the first measurement of Earth’s global electric potential, assessing how much it “tugs” at charged particles in our air. This electric potential is expected to be very weak, making it difficult to measure – and one reason Earth can support life.
Science Activation
May 4, 2022
Since 2003, the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been associated with sound. Now a new sonification brings more notes to this black hole sound machine. This new sonification – that is, the translation of astronomical data into sound – is being released for NASA’s Black... Read More
Solar System
May 3, 2022
Scientists at NASA Goddard recently received samples of the lunar surface that have been curated in a freezer at NASA Johnson since Apollo 17 astronauts returned them to Earth in December 1972. This research is part of the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis Program, an effort to study the... Read More
Earth, Climate Change
May 3, 2022
An SMD-sponsored team of researchers has demonstrated a novel software platform that will enable networks of dispersed sensors to share information with each other more efficiently; this capability has the potential to provide a far more comprehensive view of Earth than any single sensor ever could...
Two satellite images side by side to illustrate flood damage in the midwest.
May 3, 2022
The SMD Bridge Program is a new initiative designed to boost diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within the NASA workforce and within the US science and engineering community.
Science Activation
May 3, 2022
May 2-6, 2022, is Teacher Appreciation Week! At NASA, we know the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.
Earth
May 2, 2022
A new NASA climate simulation suggests that extremely large volcanic eruptions called “flood basalt eruptions” might significantly warm Earth’s climate and devastate the ozone layer that shields life from the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
Solar System, Sky Watching
May 2, 2022
May 2022 skywatching highlights: Morning planets, a total lunar eclipse, and the second-closest open star cluster, which hangs out near the lion's tail.
collage of sky watching images with a body of water in the left, a pink glowing moon in the middle and a dark sky on the right.
Earth
May 2, 2022
To help researchers model climate effects, the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation mission will measure the composition of minerals that become airborne dust.