Science News

Science@NASA

 

Solar System
Oct 20, 2020
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.
Solar System
Oct 19, 2020
Asteroids have been orbiting the sun for thousands of millennia in deep space, standing as ancient storytellers, holding clues about the formation of the solar system.
Solar System
Oct 19, 2020
For hobbyists and makers, 3D printing expands creative possibilities; for specialized engineers, it's also key to next-generation spacecraft design.
Universe
Oct 19, 2020
Our galaxy is surrounded by a clumpy halo of hot gases that is continually being supplied with material ejected by birthing or dying stars, according to a NASA-funded study in the journal Nature Astronomy.
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.