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Aug 30, 2022
A critical system aboard the probe was sending garbled data about its status. Engineers have fixed the issue but are still seeking the root cause.
Science Activation, Sun
Aug 24, 2022
Are you an astronomy enthusiast or undergraduate student that loves eclipses? Do you have a passion for sharing the wow of space science with your community? NASA may have just the opportunity for you.
Photo of an bright eclipse in a twilight sky above a crowd of people
Sun
Aug 24, 2022
Could one of the biggest puzzles in astrophysics be solved by reworking Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity? A new study co-authored by NASA scientists says not yet.
Sun
Aug 17, 2022
Launched in 1977, the twin Voyager probes are NASA’s longest-operating mission and the only spacecraft ever to explore interstellar space.
Sun
Aug 9, 2022
Six of these small satellites will work together, creating the largest radio telescope ever launched to detect and track hazardous explosive space weather events.
Sun
Aug 3, 2022
Artemis I Becomes Cultural, Educational Time Capsule for Trip Around Moon
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
Sun
Jul 19, 2022
Endurance carried a new type of space plasma analyzer with extremely fine energy resolution to make the first measurements of Earth’s electrical potential. This technology could also enable new tools to measure plasmas in the laboratory and in industrial applications.
Photo of a rocket just seconds after take off with snow covered hills in the background
Sun
Jun 30, 2022
Twin solid rocket boosters that will produce a combined 7.2 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, a towering core stage, and the only human-rated spacecraft in the world capable of deep space travel – together, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft stand ready to usher in a new... Read More
Title frame for "We are Capable" video with the title overlaying a photo of rocket boosters on a launchpad.
Sun
Jun 21, 2022
To human eyes, the night sky between the stars appears dark, the void of space. But X-ray telescopes capture a profoundly different view. Like a distant firework show, our images of the X-ray sky reveal a universe blooming with activity. They hint at yet unknown cosmic eruptions coming from... Read More
Sun
Jun 16, 2022
In extreme ultraviolet light, the Sun resembles a rumpled ball of yarn. It teems with giant radiant arcs known as coronal loops soaring through the Sun’s corona. However, some scientists now think these loops may be an optical illusion.
Sun
May 11, 2022
The Endurance rocket – on a mission to understand why Earth is habitable – has successfully launched.
Sun
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.
Sun
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.