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Earth
Jan 27, 2022
An airborne volcano-observing platform was created from an unpiloted aircraft designed for scientific uses in challenging environments. Its flights to Alaska’s Makushin Volcano demonstrated such aircraft could fly beyond pilots’ sight, opening new possibilities for monitoring volcanoes and other... Read More
Solar System
Jan 26, 2022
Caltech researchers used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to determine that surface water left salt minerals behind as recently as 2 billion years ago.
ISS
Jan 26, 2022
A cornucopia of species bring the interior of the station to life, and also bring a plethora of scientific knowledge contributing to humans thriving both on Earth and beyond the edge of our planet.
Teeming Life on the ISS Poster
Jan 25, 2022
Are there oceans on other worlds? Yes! Earth is not alone. When you look deeper into our solar system, there are worlds we suspect have oceans hidden beneath their icy surfaces. NASA scientist Lucas Paganini is here to tell you more. Learn more about ocean worlds: https://go.nasa.gov/3rD0zlO... Read More
Are there oceans on other worlds?
Earth
Jan 25, 2022
In 2021, NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, as well as and instruments and astronauts on the International Space Station, captured some compelling moments on our planet.
Space Experiments
Jan 21, 2022
In space, far from the strong tug of Earth’s gravity, astronauts experience a number of changes that could affect their health. Understanding these effects of weightlessness, as well as how to treat them, will be vital to a successful future for humans in space.
Universe
Jan 21, 2022
The spiral arms of the galaxy NGC 3318 are lazily draped across this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies in the constellation Vela and is roughly 115 light-years away from Earth.
Solar System
Jan 20, 2022
Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system...
Illustration of Jupiter
Universe
Jan 20, 2022
Scientists and engineers operating NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will answer questions about the mission’s latest milestones in a NASA Science Live broadcast at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 24, followed by a media teleconference at 4 p.m.
Universe
Jan 19, 2022
Black holes are often described as the monsters of the universe – tearing apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close, and holding light captive. Detailed evidence from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, however, shows a black hole in a new light: fostering, rather than suppressing, star... Read More
Universe
Jan 19, 2022
Within the first year of operations, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will help researchers complete a more detailed sketch of the stellar life cycle with high-resolution infrared-light images of 19 galaxies.
Sun
Jan 18, 2022
NASA has developed a new type of instrument that can provide key information to predict and understand solar flares.
Photo of a large metal instrument in a lab
Solar System
Jan 17, 2022
After analyzing powdered rock samples collected from the surface of Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover, scientists today announced that several of the samples are rich in a type of carbon that on Earth is associated with biological processes.
Solar System, Mars
Jan 14, 2022
Are there rainbows on Mars? Sadly, no. But there are a whole lot of other conditions on Mars that we have right here on Earth! NASA scientist Mark Lemmon explains why the Red Planet is a rainbowless world. Get more Martian science: www.nasa.gov/mars Producers: Jessica Wilde & Scott Bednar... Read More
are there rainbows on mars?