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Citizen Science
Jul 28, 2022
“When I was a freshman in college, my astronomy professor gave us an assignment to do a citizen science project- I believe it was Backyard Worlds: Planet 9.”
Solar System
Jul 27, 2022
When a daring team of engineers put a lander and the first rover on the Red Planet a quarter century ago, they changed how the world explores.
Solar System
Jul 27, 2022
NASA has finished the system requirements review for its Mars Sample Return Program, which is nearing completion of the conceptual design phase.
Solar System
Jul 26, 2022
NASA-funded scientists have discovered shaded locations within pits on the Moon that always hover around a comfortable 63 F (about 17 C) using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft and computer modeling. The pits, and caves to which they may lead, would make thermally... Read More
Universe
Jul 22, 2022
This booklet has been developed to provide prospective technology and advanced system developers the information that will aid in the formulation of demonstration concepts and as an introduction of station capabilities, characteristics and processes.
Earth
Jul 22, 2022
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs.
All Science
Jul 22, 2022
After more than 30 years of service at NASA, the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope Program Director Gregory L. Robinson is retiring on July 29.
Earth
Jul 22, 2022
On a warm July day in 1972, NASA launched a new Earth-imaging satellite called the Earth Resources Technology Satellite. The first Landsat was so successful it led to a series of satellites that have created the longest contiguous record of Earth’s surface from a space-eye view – that continues... Read More
Solar System
Jul 22, 2022
Scientists from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission recently learned that surface regeneration happens a lot quicker on asteroids than on Earth. The team discovered that the Sun’s heat fractures rocks on Bennu in just 10,000 to 100,000 years, a surprise to scientists who thought surface regeneration on... Read More
Universe
Jul 22, 2022
This intriguing observation from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a gravitationally lensed galaxy with the long-winded identification SGAS J143845+145407. Gravitational lensing has resulted in a mirror image of the galaxy near the center of this image, creating a captivating centerpiece.
Solar System
Jul 21, 2022
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 27, to discuss the architecture for its Mars Sample Return campaign.
Sun
Jul 21, 2022
Near Earth’s poles, wispy, iridescent clouds often shimmer high in the summertime sky around dusk and dawn. These night-shining clouds are sometimes spotted farther from the poles as well, at a rate that varies dramatically from year to year. According to a new study using NASA’s AIM satellite,... Read More
Universe, Citizen Science
Jul 20, 2022
When do brown dwarfs and white dwarfs mix? Ask NASA citizen scientist Frank Kiwy!
Illustration with black background and a larger red sphere in the foreground and a small white-blue glowing sphere in the distance.
Universe
Jul 19, 2022
Verifying the ability of a next-generation orbital telescope to survive and thrive in space