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Sun
Aug 5, 2020
Scientists have developed a new prediction of the shape of the bubble surrounding our solar system using a model developed with data from NASA missions.
Sun
Aug 4, 2020
The curling waves of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability – appearing briefly in the center of the image before dissipating – may explain how gases mix in otherwise stable layers of the atmosphere.
Universe
Aug 3, 2020
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy examined several types of pulsating stars in our Milky Way galaxy, watching as some spewed carbon, a key ingredient of life as we know it, into interstellar space.
Solar System
Aug 3, 2020
NASA’s Lucy mission's critical components, and subsystems, scientific instrumentation, electrical and communication systems, and navigation systems are coming together.
Sun
Jul 31, 2020
Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun’s biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be used to one day inform forecasts of these intense... Read More
Solar System
Jul 30, 2020
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.
Solar System
Jul 28, 2020
In a Q&A, spacesuit designer Amy Ross explains how five samples, including a piece of helmet visor, will be tested aboard the rover, which is targeting a July 30 launch.
Earth
Jul 26, 2020
Wild weather sweeping in from the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico is bringing flooding rains, high winds, and dangerous storm surges to Hawaii and Texas.
Solar System
Jul 22, 2020
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission cleared its Flight Readiness Review Wednesday, an important milestone on its way to the launch pad.
Universe
Jul 16, 2020
NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as technical challenges.
Sun
Jul 16, 2020
The first images from the Solar Orbiter spacecraft are now available to the public, including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun.
Sun
Jul 15, 2020
Comet NEOWISE is visible in an aurora-filled sky in this photo taken on July 14, 2020, by Aurorasaurus Ambassador Donna Lach.
Universe
Jul 15, 2020
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s next premier infrared space observatory and the largest, most complex space telescope for astronomy ever built.
Sun
Jul 14, 2020
As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This... Read More
Solar Dynamics
Solar System
Jul 14, 2020
How to See Comet NEOWISE