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Solar System
Nov 12, 2020
NASA has established a Planetary Data Ecosystem (PDE) Independent Review Board (IRB) to examine data collected and analyzed by the science community and which uses modern software, tools, and information pipelines to maximize the agency’s investment in Solar System exploration.
Universe
Nov 12, 2020
The galaxy UGCA 193, seen here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a galaxy in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant).
Earth
Nov 10, 2020
The miniaturized SAGE IV Pathfinder instrument may one day enable a constellation of small satellites to continue and enhance atmospheric ozone monitoring.
Photo of two men with the SAGE IV instrument hardware on a tripod
Solar System
Nov 10, 2020
NASA released an independent review report Tuesday indicating the agency is now ready to undertake its Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign to bring pristine samples from Mars to Earth for scientific study.
Solar System
Nov 9, 2020
New lab experiments re-create the environment of Europa and find that the icy moon shines, even on its nightside. The effect is more than just a cool visual.
Universe
Nov 5, 2020
To better understand stars and stellar evolution, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, has launched an ambitious new initiative with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, called ULLYSES (UV Legacy Library of Young Stars as Essential Standards).
Universe
Nov 4, 2020
A supermagnetized stellar remnant known as a magnetar blasted out a mix of X-ray and radio signals never observed before. This unique event links magnetars to a phenomenon called fast radio bursts (FRBs) – mysterious, powerful, and usually solitary radio emissions emanating from other galaxies.
Sun
Nov 2, 2020
The only radio antenna that can command the 43-year-old spacecraft has been offline since March as it gets new hardware, but work is on track to wrap up in February.
Solar System
Nov 2, 2020
Cool autumn evenings are a great time to look for the Pleiades star cluster. You'll also have a couple of great opportunities to observe the Moon with Jupiter and Saturn. Plus, check out the phenomenon known as Earthshine.
What's Up in the Solar System
Solar System
Nov 2, 2020
The Lucy LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager was successfully integrated onto the Lucy spacecraft on October 30.
Space Experiments
Nov 2, 2020
Legacy of Space Station Biology Samples Stored in Unique Archive
Sun
Oct 30, 2020
Data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft suggests the local interstellar medium contains 40% more hydrogen atoms than prior studies suggested.
Universe
Oct 30, 2020
NGC 34 looks more like an otherworldly, bioluminescent creature from the deep oceans than a galaxy.
Solar System
Oct 29, 2020
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft’s Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu.