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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
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.
Earth
Apr 12, 2021
Landsat imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern California has dropped by more than 95 percent, with just a few small, isolated patches of bull kelp remaining. Species-rich kelp forests have been replaced by “urchin barrens,” where purple sea urchins cover a... Read More
Underwater photograph of kelp seaweed and fish.
Solar System
Apr 9, 2021
El helicóptero Ingenuity Mars de la NASA está a dos días de llevar a cabo el primer intento de la humanidad de realizar un vuelo controlado y con motor de una aeronave en otro planeta.
Solar System
Apr 9, 2021
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.
Earth
Apr 8, 2021
NASA has awarded the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Support Services contract to ICF Incorporated LLC of Fairfax, Virginia.
Universe
Apr 8, 2021
Data from NASA’s NICER telescope on the International Space Station have revealed X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected.
Universe
Apr 8, 2021
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx completed its last flyover of Bennu around 6 a.m. EDT (4 a.m. MDT) April 7 and is now slowly drifting away from the asteroid; however, the mission team will have to wait a few more days to find out how the spacecraft changed the surface of Bennu when it grabbed a sample of the... Read More
ghostly gray image of asteroid Bennu against black backdrop of space
Universe
Apr 8, 2021
Scientist mapped out the invisible magnetic fields pulsing through Centaurus A using infrared light. The results show how the merging of the two original galaxies created a new, reshaped, and contorted galaxy that not only combined the two galaxies’ magnetic fields but amplified their forces.
Solar System
Apr 7, 2021
Is there life beyond Earth? NASA has been sending spacecraft to the far reaches of our solar system in search of an answer. But extreme forms of life on our own planet might reveal secrets of how life could form beyond Earth. Meet two NASA women who have ventured on remote expeditions and traversed... Read More
Screenshot with two women and the title Search for Life Beyond Earth - NASA Science Live