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Earth
Sep 30, 2022
NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will map portions of the southwest United States for critical minerals using advanced airborne imaging.
Universe
Sep 30, 2022
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 imaged this lonely spiral galaxy called UGC 9391.
Universe
Sep 29, 2022
NASA and SpaceX signed an unfunded Space Act Agreement Thursday, Sept. 22, to study the feasibility of a SpaceX and Polaris Program idea to boost the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit with the Dragon spacecraft, at no cost to the government.
Solar System, Citizen Science
Sep 29, 2022
The Disk Detective project invites you to help search for disks of gas and dust around nearby stars, places where exoplanets form and dwell
Image of an orange planet with red rings
Solar System
Sep 29, 2022
Observations from the spacecraft’s pass of the moon provided the first close-up in over two decades of this ocean world, resulting in remarkable imagery and unique science.
Solar System
Sep 29, 2022
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope captured views of a unique NASA experiment designed to intentionally smash a spacecraft into a small asteroid in the world’s first-ever in-space test for planetary defense. These observations also mark the first time that Webb and... Read More
Universe
Sep 29, 2022
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy was a mission of discovery, revealing unseen – and sometimes unseeable – parts of our universe. As the mission draws to a close, NASA is taking a look back at the scientific accomplishments of SOFIA and some of the feats of engineering that let... Read More
Earth
Sep 28, 2022
A pair of microwave radiometers collected data on the storm as they passed over the Caribbean Sea aboard the International Space Station.
Universe
Sep 28, 2022
Recent theoretical predictions suggest that the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds must be protected by a pervasive shield that prevents the Milky Way from removing their essential star-forming gas.
All Science
Sep 27, 2022
In celebration of the 2022 Space Apps theme, we invite you to “Make Space” with NASA and our global group of 11 space agency partners!
Screenshot of the Space Apps Hackathon video
Solar System
Sep 26, 2022
After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.
Solar System
Sep 24, 2022
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is set to make history next Monday as the world’s first planetary defense test, and the spacecraft’s own “mini-photographer” LICIACube (short for Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids) is warming up to capture the event.
Universe
Sep 23, 2022
A new X-ray instrument will scan an exploded star while testing technology for future NASA missions.
Solar System
Sep 23, 2022
The public is invited to participate in NASA’s celebration of "International Observe the Moon Night" on Saturday, Oct. 1.