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Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jun 10, 2021
At night, seven-year-old Miguel likes talking to his father Cesar Rubio about planets and stars. “I try to nurture that,” says Rubio, a machinist in Pomona, California, who makes parts for mining and power generation equipment.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jun 10, 2021
Teams across the country have been competing for years to be the first to engineer functional human tissue in a lab. Now, scientists have accomplished this medical feat by creating thick vascularized human organ tissue, which could have profound implications both on Earth and off.
Blue-toned xray image of human torso
Solar System
Jun 10, 2021
On June 10, 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the selection of EnVision as its newest medium-class science mission.
Sun
Jun 9, 2021
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, people across the northern hemisphere will have the chance to experience an annular or partial eclipse of the Sun.
Photo of orange colored sun with black sphere eclipsing the right side
Solar System
Jun 9, 2021
The six-wheeled scientist is heading south to explore Jezero Crater’s lakebed in search of signs of ancient microbial life.
Earth
Jun 9, 2021
When lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic cut local nitrogen oxide emissions, the effect on ozone pollution was global and unexpectedly rapid.
Universe
Jun 9, 2021
NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope team recently approved all 24 of the detectors the mission needs. These devices will convert starlight into electrical signals, which will then be decoded into 300-megapixel images of large patches of the sky.
Earth
Jun 9, 2021
Measuring the polarization of scattered sunlight lets scientists extrapolate what is in the atmosphere.
Earth
Jun 8, 2021
The ocean: it's Earth’s largest ecosystem and the habitat for coral – one of the planet’s most unique and oldest life forms.
Sun
Jun 7, 2021
In a dramatic, multi-staged eruption, the Sun has revealed new clues that could help scientists solve the long-standing mystery of what causes the Sun’s powerful and unpredictable eruptions.
Earth
Jun 7, 2021
Catch Saturn and Jupiter in the morning, and the constellation Scorpius after dark! Plus skywatchers in the Northeast U.S., Eastern Canada, and Northern Europe can see a partial solar eclipse on June 10th.
What's Up in the Solar System
Sun
Jun 7, 2021
New research confirms how particles from space can be sent careening down into Earth’s atmosphere to create the aurora, filling in a missing piece in how this stunning natural phenomenon is generated.
Earth
Jun 7, 2021
Such detailed maps could help policymakers choose the most effective ways of cutting carbon emissions.