Universe, Citizen Science
In 2005, high school student Quanzhi Ye reported the discovery of a tiny "sungrazing" comet via the NASA-funded Sungrazer Citizen Science Project. It was the first of several such discoveries for him via this project, and was the project's 1,019th comet discovery.
The JPL-led international team used the island as a stand-in for Venus to test radar technologies that will help uncover the planet’s ground truth.
The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission is able to measure ocean features, like El Niño, closer to a coastline than previous space-based missions.
Solar System, Citizen Science
The Minor Planet Center is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data on asteroids, comets, and other minor planets. The Minor Planet Center's recent Circular, MPC 163237-164686, credits 115 volunteers from The Daily Minor Planet as “measurers”, meaning they... Read More
Believed to be a remnant of powerful ancient debris flows, Gediz Vallis Ridge is a destination long sought by the rover’s science team.
This dream-like image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the galaxy known as NGC 3156.
This image of HH 211 from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals an outflow from a Class 0 protostar, an infantile analog of our Sun when it was no more than a few tens of thousands of years old and with a mass only 8% of the present-day Sun (it will eventually grow into a star like the Sun).
The first asteroid sample collected in space and brought to Earth by the United States will be unveiled at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and media accreditation is now open.
The summer of 2023 was Earth’s hottest since global records began in 1880, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
Space Experiments, Space Biology
NASA announces the award of two grants or cooperative agreements for exciting new Space Biology research that will advance NASA’s understanding of how robust multicellular organisms respond, acclimate, and adapt to the deep space environment in support of human space exploration.
When the moon blocks the sun, do crickets really begin chirping as if night were coming on? How do other kinds of insects and animals respond to a solar eclipse? The new Eclipse Soundscapes Project invites you to collect multi-sensory observations and sound recordings during the upcoming October 14... Read More
A new study report may help NASA define and align biological and physical sciences research to uniquely advance scientific knowledge, meet human and robotic exploration mission needs, and provide benefits for all over the next decade.
Projects in NASA’s HOTTech Program are developing technologies that will operate on the surface of Venus for at least 60 days. Since previous Venus landers have only survived for several hours, long-duration operation represents a paradigm shift in landed spacecraft technology. The GEER... Read More
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft captured its first images with a view of the main belt asteroid Dinkinesh, the first of 10 asteroids that the spacecraft will visit on its 12-year voyage of discovery. Lucy captured these two images on Sept. 2 and 5, 2023.