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Preparing for Discovery With NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

December 13, 2018

Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first…
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment

December 7, 2018

On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and…
OSIRIS-REx Captures ‘Super-Resolution’ View of Bennu

November 2, 2018

This “super-resolution” view of asteroid Bennu was created using eight images obtained by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Oct.…
Parker Solar Probe and the Birth of the Solar Wind

July 31, 2018

This summer, humanity embarks on its first mission to touch the Sun: A spacecraft will be launched into…
Global Study of World’s Beaches Shows Threat to Protected Areas

July 19, 2018

A first-of-its-kind survey of the world’s sandy shorelines with satellite data found that they have increased slightly on…
A Scientist’s Final Paper Looks Toward Earth’s Future Climate

July 17, 2018

A NASA scientist’s final scientific paper, published posthumously this month, reveals new insights into one of the most…
Will We Know Life When We See It? NASA-led Group Takes Stock of the Science

June 26, 2018

In the last decade we have discovered thousands of planets outside our solar system and have learned that…
Tiny Satellite’s First Global Map of Ice Clouds

May 16, 2018

Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet. They…
NASA Eyes Highly Versatile Carbon-Nanotube Technology for Different Spaceflight Applications

May 11, 2018

An ultra-dark coating comprised of nearly invisible shag rug-like strands made of pure carbon is proving to be…
NASA’s Mission to Touch the Sun Arrives in the Sunshine State

April 7, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for its launch to the Sun,…
NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds

March 29, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to…
NASA’s Webb Observatory Requires More Time for Testing and Evaluation; New Launch Window Under Review

March 28, 2018

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope currently is undergoing final integration and test phases that will require more time…
Scientists design conceptual asteroid deflector and evaluate it against massive potential threat

March 16, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual…
NASA’s James Webb Observatory Prepares for Additional Testing

March 13, 2018

Engineers removed the combined optics and science instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope from their shipping container…
Hubble’s Window into the Cosmic Past

February 18, 2018

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5. It was discovered by…
Last NASA Communications Satellite of its Kind Joins Fleet

February 16, 2018

NASA has begun operating the last satellite of its kind in the network that provides communications and tracking…
Combined Optics, Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrive in California

February 6, 2018

The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo…
Hubble Weighs in on Mass of Three Million Billion Suns

January 17, 2018

In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass…
No Planets Needed: NASA Study Shows Disk Patterns Can Self-Generate

January 12, 2018

When exoplanet scientists first spotted patterns in disks of dust and gas around young stars, they thought newly…
Two Heads Are Better than One: ICON & GOLD Teaming Up To Explore Earth’s Interface to Space

January 6, 2018

Like Earth, space has weather. Except instead of swirling winds and downpours of precipitation, space weather is defined…
NASA’s Webb Telescope to Investigate Mysterious Brown Dwarfs

January 5, 2018

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Astronomers are hopeful that the powerful infrared capability…
NASA Scientists Embark on Extreme Antarctic Trek

December 16, 2017

In temperatures that can drop below -20 degrees Fahrenheit, along a route occasionally blocked by wind-driven ice dunes,…
NASA Receives Findings from WFIRST Independent Review Team

October 21, 2017

NASA has received the report from an independent, external review of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)…
New NASA Study Improves Search for Habitable Worlds

October 20, 2017

New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might…
Hubble Is Paving Scientific Paths for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

October 3, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a…
Air Traffic “Win-Win” Wins NASA Software of the Year

September 2, 2017

When planes get caught in traffic, the congestion doesn’t bring them to a halt. Pilots have to keep…
NASA’s Lunar Mission Captures Solar Eclipse as Seen From the Moon

August 30, 2017

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, captured an image of…
NASA Instrument Key to Understanding Solar Powered Planet

August 8, 2017

A new instrument that will monitor our planet’s biggest power source, the Sun, arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Gets Freezing Summertime Lodging in Houston

June 23, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center’s historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017,…
Scientists Uncover Origins of the Sun’s Swirling Spicules

June 23, 2017

At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun’s…
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