Apr 30, 2019
The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) on the space station beams laser light down to Earth to reveal the height and density of trees and vegetation.
Sep 7, 2018
NASA missions are helping scientists study the cryosphere - the many forms of ice found on Earth.
Aug 27, 2018
Data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) are helping scientists study increases in Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
Earth, Sun, ISS
Aug 16, 2018
The TSIS instrument on the International Space Station is continuing NASA's 40-year record of tracking the Sun's radiant energy.
Sky Watching, Meteor Showers
Aug 10, 2018
The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on the night of August 12 into the morning of August 13. With a clear sky, observers will be able to see up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
Sun, Our Sun
Aug 8, 2018
The Parker Solar Probe will help scientists learn more about the solar wind, an exotic stew of magnetic forces, plasma and particles.
Jul 26, 2018
The July 27th night sky offers treats for sky watchers -- and listeners -- around the globe.
Jul 20, 2018
Researchers are using a technology solution called Fluid Lensing to study coral reefs and help better understand reef ecosystems
Jul 16, 2018
The WORF and the optical quality window on the station are a perfect blend of art and science, allowing for Earth science research and amazing high-resolution photos of the Earth.
Jun 30, 2018
A coordinated effort is being made by many nations around the world to detect and track near-Earth objects, such as asteroids.
Solar System, Mars
Jun 21, 2018
We’ve always referred to Mars as the red planet because of its surface color. But what’s below that dusty crust? NASA's InSight mission is determined to find out.
May 30, 2018
A neutron star comes from a large star that has run out of fuel, and exploded as a supernova. First it becomes a radio pulsar and later becomes a magnetar. Or maybe it’s the other way around!
May 16, 2018
NASA researchers are creating a spot colder than the vacuum of space inside the International Space Station.
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
May 2, 2018
As the Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, new discoveries about the giant planet continue to be made.
Apr 3, 2018
The International Space Station is a testbed for technologies that will allow astronauts to live comfortably during long journeys into the solar system.