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Earth
Sep 27, 2021
Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Universe
Sep 24, 2021
Hitching a ride with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 9 launch, two tiny satellites will tackle big questions.
Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Sep 24, 2021
As we look forward to the Artemis program to the Moon and even one-day crewed missions to Mars, accessing resources like water will be crucial for humans to survive on other worlds. We sat down with Victor Glover, NASA Crew-1 astronaut, to talk about NASA’s Artemis program, what it would be like to... Read More
Earth
Sep 23, 2021
New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds that trap heat in the atmosphere and hinder the refreezing of new sea ice.
Solar System
Sep 23, 2021
Scientists tap into an array of imagers aboard the six-wheeled explorer to get a big picture of the Red Planet.
Universe
Sep 23, 2021
NASA invites learners of all ages, including students and teachers who recently returned to the classroom environment, to register for a special event ahead of the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Solar System
Sep 22, 2021
Does NASA know about ALL the asteroids? We know about the vast majority of larger ones and none of those pose a threat, but space is big, so we're always on the lookout. NASA asteroid expert Dr. Amy Mainzer explains. Learn more: nasa.gov/planetarydefense Producer: Scott Bednar Producer/Editor:... Read More
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Earth
Sep 22, 2021
Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer.
Universe
Sep 22, 2021
When NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in northern Chile gazed toward cosmic objects in this period, they found something odd: six early, massive, "dead" galaxies that had run out of the cold hydrogen gas needed to make stars.
Universe
Sep 22, 2021
Researchers will observe more than a dozen protoplanetary systems to gather data about their inner disks – where Earth-like planets may be forming.
Universe
Sep 22, 2021
NASA invites members of the media to register their interest in attending events in French Guiana ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, a mission led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies.
Universe
Sep 21, 2021
Roman will combine the powers of imaging and spectroscopy to gain fresh insights into how the universe works.
Earth
Sep 21, 2021
NASA scientists are in Houston this month for an intensive air quality study exploring the effects of emissions and weather on air pollution, as well as the relationship between air quality and socioeconomic factors.
Solar System
Sep 20, 2021
In 2023, NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon’s South Pole to map and explore the region’s surface and subsurface for water and other resources.