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A Display of Lights Above the Storm Poster
ISS
Oct 10, 2017
Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) are flashes and glows that appear above storms and are results of activity occurring in and below those storms. Researchers are working to better understand lightning and thunderstorms, how they form and develop over time, and why storms produce different TLEs in... Read More
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
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
ISS
Dec 28, 2015
NASA supported researchers are working on Synthetic Muscles that could be used to create humanoid robots for space exploration.
Synthetic Muscles Poster
Earth
Dec 18, 2015
The Deep Space Climate Observatory, a NOAA mission that carries NASA instruments, is providing a "new and complementary" view of Earth that is amazing scientists and lay people alike.
Return of the Blue Marble Poster
Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Dec 14, 2015
Earth is surrounded by electrons that can be disruptive to our technology. NASA is using high-altitude balloons and spacecraft to monitor and understand these particles in the radiation belts surrounding our planet.
Escape of the Destructive Electrons Poster