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Earth
Dec 30, 2021
In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and unusual flooding wreaked havoc on Central Europe.
Universe
Dec 27, 2021
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday, December 25. Follow its deployment here.
Photograph of a rocket launching
Universe
Dec 25, 2021
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport.
Sun
Dec 22, 2021
With Webb heading to the launchpad, scientists and NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Space Weather Analysis Office are monitoring space weather conditions, assessing risk in three specific measures.
Dec 21, 2021
In 2021, NASA completed its busiest year of development yet in low-Earth orbit, made history on Mars, continued to make progress on its Artemis plans for the Moon, tested new technologies for a supersonic aircraft, finalized launch preparations for the next-generation space telescope, and much more... Read More
collage of photos of NASA's progress over the year
Universe
Dec 21, 2021
Hubble has supported several of NASA’s most important missions and worked with other space- and ground-based observatories to further our understanding of the universe.
Sun
Dec 21, 2021
Ahead of Comet Leonard's close pass of the Sun on Jan. 3, 2022, two Sun-observing spacecraft captured these views of the comet.
Earth
Dec 20, 2021
The Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI) CubeSat is scheduled to launch aboard SpaceX’s CRS-24, the 24th cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station.
Solar System
Dec 20, 2021
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Universe
Dec 18, 2021
NASA will provide coverage of prelaunch, launch, and postlaunch activities for the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope.
Earth
Dec 17, 2021
As people across the Midwestern U.S. take stock of the devastation from a trail of tornadoes that blew across the region on Dec. 10, 2021, data and images from Earth-observing satellites show the damage.
Solar System
Dec 17, 2021
An audio track collected during Jupiter mission’s Ganymede flyby offers a dramatic ride-along. It is one of the highlights mission scientists shared in a briefing at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Universe
Dec 17, 2021
In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures a side-on view of NGC 3568, a barred spiral galaxy roughly 57 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation Centaurus.
Space Experiments
Dec 16, 2021
In late December, SpaceX-24 will deliver a payload to the International Space Station. Three new experiments that will help scientists better understand specific biological and physical phenomena will be on board.
Weightless woman wearing white gloves uses white cloth to wipe the surface of walls in the International Space Station.