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NASA At Your Table: The Space Agency’s Surprising Role in Agriculture

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:30
Everybody needs to eat. With observations from space and aircraft, combined with high-end computer modeling, NASA scientists work with partner agencies, organizations, farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and decision makers to share our understanding of the relationship between the Earth system and the environments that provide us food.

Hubble Finds First Evidence of Water Vapor at Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:00
For the first time, astronomers have uncovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.

NASA’s Fermi Spots a Supernova’s ‘Fizzled’ Gamma-ray Burst

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:00
On Aug. 26, 2020, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the weakest gamma-ray burst caused by the death of a massive star ever seen.

Hubble Views a Faraway Galaxy Through a Cosmic Lens

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:30
The center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is framed by the tell-tale arcs that result from strong gravitational lensing, a striking astronomical phenomenon which can warp, magnify, or even duplicate the appearance of distant galaxies.

NASA’s Webb to Explore a Neighboring, Dusty Planetary System

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 09:18
Researchers will take stock of the dust in the debris disk surrounding the nearby star Beta Pictoris.

Q&A: Scientists Analyze How the Pandemic Affected Air Quality

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 15:40
A new, NASA-funded study zoomed in on the 15 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to see how drops in air pollution during the pandemic differed from neighborhood to neighborhood. We talked to the lead author on the study, Gaige Kerr, about the findings.

Dynamic Sabrina Thompson Not Your Typical Flight Dynamicist

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 13:20
Dynamic Sabrina Thompson is not your typical Flight Dynamicist.

NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft Gets Shocked

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 13:00
NASA's Lucy spacecraft undergoes Clampband Shock Tests at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado.

Huge Waves in the Sun Discovered with NASA Mission

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:11
With NASA’s SDO, scientists discovered huge slowly oscillating waves at the solar surface caused by the Sun’s rotation.

Hubble Returns to Full Science Observations and Releases New Images

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:12
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, exploring the universe near and far.

NASA Invites Media to Launch of Landsat 9 From West Coast

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 15:41
Media accreditation is open for the upcoming launch of the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will continue the legacy of monitoring Earth’s land and coastal regions that began with the first Landsat in 1972.

NASA Invites Media to Launch of Landsat 9 From the West Coast

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 15:41
Media accreditation is open for the upcoming launch of the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will continue the legacy of monitoring Earth’s land and coastal regions that began with the first Landsat in 1972.

NASA Mission Explores Intense Summertime Thunderstorms

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 14:00
NASA and university scientists will be studying the intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States to understand their effects on Earth’s atmosphere and how it contributes to climate change.

Hubble Reveals a ‘Rediscovered’ Star Cluster

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 08:54
This image shows the globular cluster NGC 6380, which lies around 35,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpio (the Scorpion).

NASA’s Juno Tunes into Jovian Radio Triggered by Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Io

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 13:00
By listening to the rain of electrons flowing onto Jupiter from its intensely volcanic moon Io, researchers using NASA’s Juno spacecraft have found what triggers powerful radio emissions within the planet’s magnetic field, illuminating the behavior of the enormous magnetic fields generated by gas-giant planets like Jupiter.

James Webb Space Telescope Testing Progress Continues

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 08:33
Engineers have made considerable progress in checking off NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s final series of tests.

Operations Underway to Restore Payload Computer on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 14:30
NASA is working to resolve an issue with the payload computer on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Five Ways NASA Helps With Shark Conservation

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 13:23
While scientists at our partner institutions are directly focusing on shark conservation, NASA’s Earth-observing satellites collect key information about sharks’ habitat – the ocean.

NASA Lucy Mission’s Message to the Future

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 13:45
As the first-ever mission to the Trojan asteroids, Lucy will survey this enigmatic population of small bodies that orbit the Sun beyond the main asteroid belt - trapped by Jupiter and the Sun so that they have led and followed Jupiter in its orbit.

NASA’s TESS Discovers Stellar Siblings Host ‘Teenage’ Exoplanets

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 10:30
Thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international collaboration of astronomers has identified four exoplanets, worlds beyond our solar system, orbiting a pair of related young stars called TOI 2076 and TOI 1807.

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