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May 11, 2022
The Endurance rocket – on a mission to understand why Earth is habitable – has successfully launched.
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May 10, 2022
When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, 2022, it sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world. Now, scientists are finding the volcano’s effects also reached space.
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May 4, 2022
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 5, to discuss the status of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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May 4, 2022
The Endurance rocket will attempt the first measurement of Earth’s global electric potential, assessing how much it “tugs” at charged particles in our air. This electric potential is expected to be very weak, making it difficult to measure – and one reason Earth can support life.
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Apr 28, 2022
A fuller understanding of magnetic reconnection could enable insights into nuclear fusion and provide better predictions of particle storms from the Sun that can affect Earth-orbiting technology. Now, scientists with NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, or MMS, think they’ve figured it out.
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Apr 14, 2022
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 15, to discuss the wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at Launch Complex 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I lunar mission.
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Apr 8, 2022
Scientists at NASA want to improve existing methods and build new open-science tools to improve their ability to detect very dim comets. Enter the NASA SOHO Comet Search with Artificial Intelligence Challenge – and the resulting discovery of two new comets.
Image of comet
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Mar 31, 2022
NASA has selected three science centers to continue their work to address grand challenge science goals. Called Diversify, Realize, Integrate, Venture, Educate (DRIVE) Science Centers, they support science that requires more than individual investigators or small teams. They bring synergistic,... Read More
Sun, Earth’s Space Environment, Earth
Mar 22, 2022
Sometimes the electrons in the upper atmosphere clump up and form giant waves larger than Texas that zip around the Earth faster than a jet plane! A team of researchers from the NASA/NSF-supported Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) led by Nathaniel Frissell at The University of... Read More
Colorful image representing the distance that amateur radio operators can communicate and how that changes over time. Red dots represent a wave-like pattern.
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Mar 21, 2022
A new NASA mission will study how aurora convert electric energy into heat, launching through an active aurora to study this energy exchange process up close. The Ion-Neutral Coupling during Active Aurora, or INCAA mission, is readying for launch at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat,... Read More
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Mar 16, 2022
Dr. Eugene N. Parker, visionary of heliophysics and namesake of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, has passed away. He was 94.
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Mar 5, 2022
The LAMP mission, short for Loss through Auroral Microburst Pulsations, launched at 2:27 a.m. AKST (6:27 a.m. EST) Saturday, Mar. 5, 2022, on a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket.
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Feb 22, 2022
A new NASA sounding rocket mission will soon take to the Alaskan skies to test a theory on what causes some aurora to pulsate over time.
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Feb 14, 2022
The Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer 3, or MinXSS-3, successfully launched on the InspireSat-1 small satellite.