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Sun
Oct 19, 2020
On Oct. 16, 2020, the Moon photobombed NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory’s view of the Sun. This apparent crossing in space, called a lunar transit, lasted about 50 minutes, between 3:05 p.m. and 3:53 p.m. ET.
Earth, Climate Change
Oct 16, 2020
Launching soon from the California coast, the satellite will track sea levels worldwide. A new video series introduces some of the NASA JPL scientists and engineers involved in the mission. Meet the People Behind the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Spacecraft
Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich spacecraft in orbit above the earth
Solar System
Oct 16, 2020
Here’s what we already know (and some of what we hope to find out) about this pristine remnant from the early days of our solar system.
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences, Space Biology
Oct 15, 2020
NASA’s division for Biological and Physical Sciences (BPS) research in space just found a new home on Earth. From plunging the temperature of atoms to advance technologies like your cell phone, to growing food in space to help humans reach new destinations, BPS has a hand in an enormous range of... Read More
Photo of astronaut Jessica Koch working on the Cold Atom Lab
Solar System
Oct 14, 2020
NASA will broadcast coverage of a first for the agency as its Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission attempts to collect a sample of asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:12 p.m. EDT.
Solar System
Oct 14, 2020
A neighboring shield may have helped our planet retain its atmosphere and eventually go on to develop life and habitable conditions.
Universe
Oct 14, 2020
Webb observations will seek dusty galaxies from the first billion years of the universe.
Earth
Oct 9, 2020
Officials from NASA and partner agencies will discuss the upcoming launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite during a media briefing at 10 a.m. EDT (7 a.m. PDT), Friday, Oct. 16. The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Solar System
Oct 8, 2020
NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission now knows much more about the material it’ll be collecting in just a few weeks.
Solar System
Oct 8, 2020
The agency's newest rover will use the first ground-penetrating radar instrument on the Martian surface to help search for signs of past microbial life.
Oct 8, 2020
NASA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Citizen Science received a shout out from Chief Scientist, Dr. Jim Green. 
Hispanic Heritage Month collage
Earth
Oct 8, 2020
Models based in part on a method NASA has used to track and count wild salmon in Nevada can now be used by governments and humanitarian organizations to more accurately estimate populations and allocate aid to remote regions of the world.
Sun
Oct 8, 2020
Scientists looked at sunspots at low resolution, as if they were trillions of miles away, to simulate a view of distant stars. The results help us understand stellar activity and the conditions for life on planets orbiting other stars.