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Novel NASA Instrument Sets Sights on Earth-bound Solar Radiation

2 hours 39 min ago
A very small instrument has a big job ahead of it: measuring all Earth-directed energy coming from the Sun and helping scientists understand how that energy influences our planet’s severe weather, climate change and other global forces.

Hubble Delves into Cosmic Treasure Trove

5 hours 39 min ago
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the sparkling globular cluster NGC 6569 in the constellation Sagittarius.

26. Deep Space Network - Radio Science | NASA's The Invisible Network Podcast

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 07:30
In this fourth episode in the fifth season of NASA's "The Invisible Network" podcast, we discuss the unique type of radio science empowered by Deep Space Network antennas.

NASA Aircraft Conducting Atmospheric Studies Over DC to Baltimore

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:42
A NASA aircraft will fly over the I-95 corridor from Washington to Baltimore and Hampton, Virginia, in support of an atmospheric campaign in the mid-Atlantic region between July 5 and 16, 2022.

NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Takes Readers on a Journey to Curious Worlds

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:00
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team has released a new edition in the Hubble Focus e-book series, called “Hubble Focus: Strange New Worlds.”

NASA Approves Continuation of ICESat-2 After 3+ Years of Big Results

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:00
As ICESat-2 mission receives the green light to continue operation after successfully completing its three-year primary mission, scientists highlight what it has already discovered.

John Caldwell: Scientist, Lawyer, Multimedia Specialist

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 12:58
John Caldwell brings his natural curiosity for NASA’s missions to viewers around the world.

NASA’s Curiosity Takes Inventory of Key Life Ingredient on Mars

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:00
Scientists using NASA’s Curiosity rover measured the total organic carbon – a key component in the molecules of life – in Martian rocks for the first time.

Studying Galaxy Growth Spurts in the Early Universe with NASA’s Roman

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 10:00
Some 2 to 3 billion years after the big bang most galaxies went through a growth spurt, forming stars at a rate hundreds of times higher than we see in our own galaxy today. NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope promises to bring new insights into the heyday of star formation.

NASA Experiment Suggests Need to Dig Deep for Evidence of Life on Mars

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 10:00
According to a new NASA laboratory experiment, rovers may have to dig about 6.6 feet (two meters) or more under the Martian surface to find signs of ancient life because ionizing radiation from space degrades small molecules such as amino acids relatively quickly.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Rocket Impact Site on Moon

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:00
Astronomers discovered a rocket body heading toward a lunar collision late last year. Impact occurred March 4, with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter later spotting the resulting double crater.

Hubble Captures a Galactic Menagerie

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:00
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this massive galaxy cluster, called Abell 1351, with its Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys. Abell 1351 lies in the constellation Ursa Major in the northern hemisphere.

25. Deep Space Network - Negotiators | NASA's The Invisible Network Podcast

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 07:30
In this third episode in the fifth season of NASA's "The Invisible Network" podcast, we meet the Mission Interface Managers who furnish missions with Deep Space Network services.

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Recognized for Decades of Outreach

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:05
NASA's APOD has been honored by the International Astronomical Union for decades of outreach.

NASA’s Webb to Uncover Riches of the Early Universe

Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:00
NASA’s next flagship observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, is poised to add new riches to our wealth of knowledge not only by capturing images from galaxies that existed as early as the first few hundred million years after the big bang, but also by giving us detailed data known as spectra.

Keith Gendreau: Keeping an Open Mind About Zombie Stars

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 11:00
Keith Gendreau brings an open mind and love for connecting ideas to his role as the principal investigator for NASA's NICER mission.

The Search For Life: Are We Alone?

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 08:33
Are we alone in the universe? It's a question studied in science fiction, but also by teams here at NASA. Join us as we search for signs of life outside of Earth with scientists Aki Roberge, Ravi Kopparapu, and Shawn Domagal-Goldman.

Hubble Snaps a Sea of Sequins

Fri, 06/17/2022 - 08:00
This star-studded image shows the globular cluster Terzan 9 in the constellation Sagittarius, toward the center of the Milky Way.

Subpopulation of Greenland Polar Bears Found by NASA-Funded Study

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 14:00
As human-caused climate change warms the planet and Arctic sea ice melts away, polar bears are scrambling to find ground to stand on.

NASA Spacecraft Observes Asteroid Bennu’s Boulder 'Body Armor'

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 13:00
Asteroid Bennu’s boulder-covered surface gives it protection against small meteoroid impacts, according to observations of craters by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.