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Sun
Aug 5, 2020
Scientists have developed a new prediction of the shape of the bubble surrounding our solar system using a model developed with data from NASA missions.
Earth
Aug 4, 2020
The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter’s measurements help us better understand how clouds and aerosols impact weather, climate, and air quality.
Satellite image indicating cloud and aerosol coverage in the atmosphere
Sun
Aug 4, 2020
The curling waves of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability – appearing briefly in the center of the image before dissipating – may explain how gases mix in otherwise stable layers of the atmosphere.
Universe
Aug 3, 2020
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy examined several types of pulsating stars in our Milky Way galaxy, watching as some spewed carbon, a key ingredient of life as we know it, into interstellar space.
Solar System
Aug 3, 2020
What are some skywatching highlights in August 2020? See the Moon posing with various planets throughout the month, plus catch the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower.
What's Up in the Solar System
Solar System
Aug 3, 2020
NASA’s Lucy mission's critical components, and subsystems, scientific instrumentation, electrical and communication systems, and navigation systems are coming together.
Sun
Jul 31, 2020
Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun’s biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be used to one day inform forecasts of these intense... Read More
Solar System, Mars
Jul 30, 2020
The Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter have launched successfully and are on their way to Mars! They will land in February of 2021.
Launch of Mars Perseverance
Solar System
Jul 30, 2020
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.
Solar System
Jul 28, 2020
In a Q&A, spacesuit designer Amy Ross explains how five samples, including a piece of helmet visor, will be tested aboard the rover, which is targeting a July 30 launch.
Earth
Jul 26, 2020
Wild weather sweeping in from the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico is bringing flooding rains, high winds, and dangerous storm surges to Hawaii and Texas.
ISS
Jul 24, 2020
The commercialization of low-Earth orbit is enabling a new market in space, while aiding NASA in its mission of exploration and discovery.
A Growing Market at Gravity's Edge Poster
Jul 24, 2020
Comments on the draft text for ROSES-2020 Amendment 39 releases for community comment draft text for E.9 Citizen Science Seed Funding Program are due July 30, 2020.
citizen science
Earth
Jul 24, 2020
“I have always been interested in teaching people how to use remote sensing technology in different cultural contexts with different knowledge systems" - NASA Ames research scientist Dr. Cindy Schmidt
Jul 23, 2020
NASA and Zooniverse will work together to engage participants in projects that span the wide range of NASA’s science divisions: astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science, and earth science.
Zooniverse and NASA partnership