Science News



Solar System
Mar 30, 2023
Saturn's vast ring system is heating the giant planet's upper atmosphere. The phenomenon has never before been seen in the solar system.
Citizen Science
Mar 29, 2023
Join us online on April 4th for an “Introduction to Do NASA Science LIVE!”. During this event, citizen science experts from NASA and SciStarter will describe how and why NASA works with the public to accelerate important research.
Illustration with a blue boxy robot with a red bird sitting on their hand in the bottom right corner of the image; the top hemisphere of the earth is in the background with a spotted starry blue sky and a small satellite in the upper left corner. Text in the bottom left corner reads "Do NASA Science LIVE!"
Mar 27, 2023
An international team of researchers has used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to measure the temperature of the rocky exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 b.
Mar 24, 2023
Streams of star-forming gas dripping from the disk of galaxy JW100 are formed by a process called ram pressure stripping.
Solar System
Mar 23, 2023
Hubble – as interplanetary meteorologist – is keeping track of the outer planets' weather, as it does every year.
Mar 22, 2023
Researchers observing with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have pinpointed silicate cloud features in a distant planet’s atmosphere. The team, led by Brittany Miles of the University of Arizona, also made extraordinarily clear detections of water, methane and carbon monoxide with Webb’s data, and... Read More
Sun, Citizen Science
Mar 21, 2023
Scientists need your help tracking active regions as they return from their trip around the Sun’s far side.
An image of the sun's atmosphere which has green eruptive areas on it. Overlaying the sun is an illustration of a crosshairs with a white center filled with red and purple dots representing data. The text Solar Active Region Spotter follows the arc of the top hemisphere of the sun.
Science Activation
Mar 20, 2023
Supported by volunteers from JPL and the aerospace industry, the annual regional FIRST Robotics event makes an impact on young competitors and adult mentors alike.
Solar System
Mar 17, 2023
NASA’s Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s giant moon, Titan, will carry an instrument called the Dragonfly Mass Spectrometer designed to help scientists hone in on the chemistry at work on Titan. It may also shed light on the kinds of chemical steps that occurred on Earth that ultimately led to the... Read More
Mar 17, 2023
Observations from space show that the rate of sea level rise is increasing. Knowing where and how much rise is happening can help coastal planners prepare for future hazards.
Mar 17, 2023
UGCA 307 hangs against an irregular backdrop of distant galaxies in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Mar 16, 2023
A NASA rocket team is on the hunt for giant hurricane-like swirls in our upper atmosphere. The Vorticity Experiment, or VortEx mission, is readying for a launch on March 17, 2023, from the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway.
Space Experiments
Mar 15, 2023
NASA’s Fundamental Physics Program has selected seven proposals submitted in response to the Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences - 2022 (ROSES-2022) E.6 Fundamental Physics call for proposal
Mar 15, 2023
Cosmic fireworks, invisible to our eyes, fill the night sky. We can get a glimpse of this elusive light show thanks to the Large Area Telescope (LAT) aboard NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, which observes the sky in gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.