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Sun
May 11, 2021
In the sparse collection of atoms that fills interstellar space, Voyager 1 has measured a long-lasting series of waves where it previously only detected sporadic bursts.
Solar System
May 10, 2021
After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
Earth
May 10, 2021
A seaward journey funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation sets sail in the northern Atlantic for the month of May—the sequel to a complimentary, and yet contrasting, expedition that took place in the northern Pacific in 2018.
Science Activation
May 10, 2021
The free event, which runs from Tuesday, May 11, through Tuesday, May 18, will feature experts from NASA’s Science Activation Program—a community-based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages.
Collage of photos including kids swimming underwater and working with a large tub of soil.
Earth
May 10, 2021
Scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, are breaking out their 3D glasses — not to watch the latest blockbuster movie, but to get a more detailed look at blockbuster storm clouds, and ultimately, a better understanding of severe weather.
Solar System
May 7, 2021
The Red Planet rotorcraft headed south in support of furthering research into the potential use of aerial scouts on Mars in the future.
Universe
May 7, 2021
This detailed image features Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster that offers a wealth of exciting possibilities for study.
Solar System
May 6, 2021
NASA invites the public and the media to watch its first asteroid sample return mission begin a two-year cruise home at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 10, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.
Earth
May 6, 2021
NASA has awarded the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED)-3 contract to Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Maryland.
Earth
May 6, 2021
Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and... Read More
Earth
May 6, 2021
So just how does the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission expect to measure what’s flowing in the planet’s lakes, rivers, and oceans? A very busy project manager explains.
Universe
May 5, 2021
Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT).
Universe
May 5, 2021
The early-stage NASA concept could see robots hang wire mesh in a crater on the Moon’s far side, creating a radio telescope to help probe the dawn of the universe.
Solar System, Mars
May 4, 2021
On April 19, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter became the first spacecraft to achieve powered, controlled flight on another world. This historic flight on Mars has implications for how we will explore other worlds. Join experts from the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team and upcoming Dragonfly mission to... Read More
Title frame for the Mars Helicopter & the Future of Extraterrestrial Flight Science Live video