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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.
Universe
Sep 23, 2022
A shroud of thick gas and dust surrounds a bright young star in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Solar System
Sep 22, 2022
As the spacecraft makes a close approach of the moon, it is expected to provide valuable science – and remarkable imagery – for NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission.
Earth
Sep 22, 2022
According to satellite observations, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 18, 2022.
Solar System
Sep 21, 2022
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune.
Solar System
Sep 20, 2022
After capturing images of one of the brightest stars in Earth’s night sky, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test’s (DART) camera recently set its sights on another eye-catching spectacle: Jupiter and its four largest moons.
Earth
Sep 20, 2022
A key part of NASA's climate observing system, the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III instrument on the International Space Station (ISS) observed enhanced stratospheric aerosols and water vapor months after the Tonga eruption.
Earth
Sep 20, 2022
Water departments in the West are using maps and models originally created by a NASA team to help track water.
Earth
Sep 20, 2022
NASA’s HARP instrument was the first hyper-angular polarimeter to fly in space and pioneered new technologies for observing cloud and aerosol properties—all on a tiny CubeSat!
Photo of three men with smiles on their faces standing in a lab at a table with a full size model of HARP, a black rectangular boxy object on a pedestal
All Science
Sep 20, 2022
NASA’s former program director of the James Webb Space Telescope, Gregory L. Robinson, will be honored with the 2022 Federal Employee of the Year medal, a preeminent career federal employee award, for his leadership of Webb.
Solar System
Sep 19, 2022
NASA is crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid… on purpose! Our #DARTmission is a first-of-its-kind #PlanetaryDefense test to change the motion of an asteroid in space so that we could use this technique if an asteroid were ever discovered to be a threat to Earth. Follow DART: www.nasa.gov/DART
Behind the Spacecraft: NASA's DART, The Double Asteroid Redirection Test
Solar System
Sep 19, 2022
The Mars lander’s seismometer has picked up vibrations from four separate impacts in the past two years.