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Space Experiments
Feb 22, 2021
Microbes Survive Balloon Ride to Mars-Like Habitat in the Sky
Solar System
Feb 19, 2021
The technology demonstration has phoned home from where it is attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover.
Sun
Feb 19, 2021
For the first time, a NASA mission has made multi-height measurements of the solar chromosphere’s magnetic field. The observations extend our measurement capability into a region of the Sun that has so far eluded scientific grasp.
Solar System
Feb 19, 2021
Less than a day after NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance.
Space Experiments, Space Biology, Physical Sciences
Feb 19, 2021
On Feb. 20, 2021, Northrop Grumman will launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket to deliver several tons of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station for its 15th resupply mission (CRS-15). Included in these bulky supplies will be a handful of items that weigh no more... Read More
Photo of protein crystals growing in a petri dish.
Solar System
Feb 18, 2021
The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers).
Solar System
Feb 17, 2021
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), NASA's first flight demonstration for planetary defense, seeks to test and validate a method to protect Earth in case of an asteroid impact threat.
Earth
Feb 17, 2021
A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth’s protective “sunscreen” layer, according to new research published Feb. 10 in Nature.
Solar System
Feb 16, 2021
What to expect when the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover arrives at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021.
Solar System, Mars, Planets of Our Solar System
Feb 15, 2021
To land accurately and avoid hazardous terrain, NASA has developed an autonomous, vision-based system for landmark recognition, spacecraft position estimation, and spacecraft retargeting, which will be used on Mars 2020 and potentially other future missions.
Artist concept of Mars Rover landing the on Mars surface
Universe
Feb 12, 2021
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a trio of hot worlds larger than Earth orbiting a young version of our Sun called TOI 451
Universe
Feb 12, 2021
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features an impressive portrait of M1-63, a beautifully captured example of a bipolar planetary nebula located in the constellation of Scutum (the Shield)
Citizen Science
Feb 11, 2021
Join us in acknowledging and celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Thursday, February 11th. This day of observance was established to recognize the critical role women and girls must play in when it comes to science and technology, as well as highlight the importance of... Read More
Portrait photo of two women
Solar System
Feb 10, 2021
NASA will host virtual news briefings, live shows, and activities the week of Feb. 15 to discuss events surrounding the landing of its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.