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Sun
Dec 3, 2020
NASA has selected two SmallSat missions – a study of Earth’s outer most atmosphere and a solar sail spaceflight test mission – to share a ride to space in 2025 with the agency’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP).
Solar System
Dec 3, 2020
Catch the year's best meteor shower, the Geminids, in the middle of the month. Then witness an extremely close pairing of Jupiter and Saturn that won't be repeated for decades.
What's Up in the Solar System
Space Experiments
Dec 2, 2020
Astronauts Harvest First Radish Crop on International Space Station.
Sun
Dec 2, 2020
A joint mission between the European Space Agency and NASA, SOHO is celebrating a quarter century in orbit. What this powerhouse mission has witnessed in its 25 years has changed the way humanity sees the Sun.
Solar System
Dec 1, 2020
NASA and researchers from around the world will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 1-17, held virtually this year.
Dec 1, 2020
From conducting projects designed to study our planet’s biodiversity to studying the Sun andunderstanding planets outside our solar system, NASA-funded citizen science projects harness the collective strength of the public to analyze data and conduct scientific research.
Universe
Dec 1, 2020
This illustration shows Earth surrounded by theoretical filaments of dark matter called "hairs."
Sun
Nov 30, 2020
NASA scientists investigated how extreme solar superstorms could endanger low-Earth orbit satellites.
Universe
Nov 30, 2020
A new trio of examples of 'data sonification' from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects. Data sonification translates information collected by various NASA missions — such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, and Spitzer Space... Read More
Universe
Nov 27, 2020
The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar. Now, researchers found a galaxy that is surviving the black hole’s ravenous forces, continuing to birth about 100 Sun-... Read More
Space Experiments
Nov 25, 2020
There are notable impacts on the biology of living things in the harsh environment of space. A team of scientists has now identified a possible underlying driver of these impacts: the powerhouse of the cell, called mitochondria, experiences changes in activity during spaceflight.
Solar System
Nov 24, 2020
Q-PACE will capture video of thousands of gentle collisions between particles in microgravity to understand the earliest steps in planet formation.
Photo of three scientists (1 female, 2 male) working on Q-PACE electronics at a desk.
Earth
Nov 23, 2020
Human-produced noise and light pollution is troublesome to our avian neighbors, according to new research from a team at California Polytechnic State University, published Nov. 11 in Nature.
Earth
Nov 23, 2020
Thailand is using NASA Earth observations to map, monitor, and forecast air quality.