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Earth
Jul 1, 2022
A very small instrument has a big job ahead of it: measuring all Earth-directed energy coming from the Sun and helping scientists understand how that energy influences our planet’s severe weather, climate change and other global forces.
Universe
Jul 1, 2022
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the sparkling globular cluster NGC 6569 in the constellation Sagittarius.
Sun
Jun 30, 2022
Twin solid rocket boosters that will produce a combined 7.2 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, a towering core stage, and the only human-rated spacecraft in the world capable of deep space travel – together, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft stand ready to usher in a new... Read More
Title frame for "We are Capable" video with the title overlaying a photo of rocket boosters on a launchpad.
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Jun 30, 2022
NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program has selected five ground-based proposals in response to the Physical Sciences Informatics System call for proposals. This program element is part of Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences - 2021 (ROSES-2021)... Read More
Photo of the international space station in orbit above a blue and white earth and against a black background.
Universe
Jun 29, 2022
Telescopes designed to operate in space have to be constructed differently than those meant to operate on the ground. But what about telescopes that operate in between?
Universe
Jun 29, 2022
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team has released a new edition in the Hubble Focus e-book series, called “Hubble Focus: Strange New Worlds.”
Earth
Jun 28, 2022
A new radar receiver will greatly enhance scientists’ ability to study storms, observe polar ice, predict floods, and measure sea surface height.
Satellite image of a hurricane passing over the Pacific Ocean.
Solar System
Jun 28, 2022
By identifying clouds in data collected by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the public can increase scientists’ understanding of the Red Planet’s atmosphere.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jun 27, 2022
At Jovian Vortex Hunter, you’ll examine gorgeous images of Jupiter like this one. Credit: NASA Help astrophysicists analyze the stunning images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft! https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html
Solar System
Jun 27, 2022
Scientists using NASA’s Curiosity rover measured the total organic carbon – a key component in the molecules of life – in Martian rocks for the first time.
Universe
Jun 27, 2022
On the heels of a successful launch on June 26, NASA is set to launch two more sounding rockets from northern Australia during the first half of July. These missions will help astronomers understand how starlight influences a planet’s atmosphere, possibly making or breaking its ability to support... Read More
Universe
Jun 27, 2022
Some 2 to 3 billion years after the big bang most galaxies went through a growth spurt, forming stars at a rate hundreds of times higher than we see in our own galaxy today. NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope promises to bring new insights into the heyday of star formation.
Solar System
Jun 24, 2022
NASA announced Friday that the Psyche asteroid mission – the agency’s first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid – will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt.
Universe
Jun 24, 2022
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this massive galaxy cluster, called Abell 1351, with its Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys. Abell 1351 lies in the constellation Ursa Major in the northern hemisphere.