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NASA's Aqua Satellite Sees Fire Season in Full Swing in Arizona and New Mexico

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:08
It is still relatively early in the wildfire season out West but already wildfires are crossing the state of Arizona and heading into New Mexico.

X-rays From a Newborn Star Hint at Our Sun's Earliest Days

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:25
Astronomers have reported the first detection of X-rays from the earliest phase of evolution of a star like our Sun.

Are Planets with Oceans Common in the Galaxy? It’s Likely, NASA Scientists Find

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:00
NASA scientists decided to explore whether — hypothetically — there are ocean planets in the Milky Way galaxy that are similar to the watery solar system moons Europa and Enceladus.

NASA, Partner Space Agencies to Release Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:08
NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will unveil a dashboard of satellite data showing impacts on the environment and socioeconomic activity caused by the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a media teleconference at 9 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 25.

4,000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 10:00
On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4,000th comet discovery in the spacecraft’s 25-year history.

Future Space Travelers May Follow Cosmic Lighthouses

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:45
In the future, space explorers may receive navigational guidance from the steady signals created by pulsars.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Produces Nightingale Mosaic

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:00
OSIRIS-REx collected this mosaic of images detailing sample site Nightingale March 3.

Daniel Battle Fights to Cultivate an Inclusive Workforce

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:47
Daniel Battle, Resource Analyst, makes sure the workforce has the resources to do their job.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Teams Up With Observatories Around Solar System for 4th Solar Encounter

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 10:00
A confluence of events in early 2020 created a nearly ideal space-based laboratory, combining the alignment of some of humanity's best observatories with a quiet period in the Sun's activity

Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:01
NASA astrophysicist Knicole Colon describes her work on the Kepler, Hubble, TESS and Webb missions, and takes us on a tour of some of her favorite planets.

Hubble Glimpses a Galaxy Among Many

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 08:17
Looking deep into the universe, the Hubble Space Telescope catches a passing glimpse of the numerous arm-like structures that sweep around this barred spiral galaxy, known as NGC 2608. Appearing as a slightly stretched, smaller version of our Milky Way, the peppered blue and red spiral arms are anchored together by the prominent horizontal

NASA’s IBEX Charts 11 Years of Change at Boundary to Interstellar Space

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 10:00
For the first time, scientists have used an entire solar cycle of data from NASA’s IBEX spacecraft to study how the heliosphere changes over time.

Tower Extension Test a Success for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 09:46
To test the James Webb Space Telescope’s readiness for its journey in space, technicians successfully commanded it to deploy and extend a critical part of the observatory known as the Deployable Tower Assembly.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Discovers Sunlight Can Crack Rocks on Asteroid Bennu

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 05:00
Asteroids get bombarded by meteoroids, blasted by space radiation, and now, for the first time, scientists are seeing evidence that even a little sunshine can wear them down.