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New Technology Doubles Scientists’ View of Ocean-Air Interactions

April 21, 2018

NASA scientists are hard at work trying to unlock mysteries of our planet’s ocean surface currents and winds…
NASA Powers on New Instrument Staring at the Sun

March 16, 2018

NASA has powered on its latest space payload to continue long-term measurements of the Sun’s incoming energy. Total…
NASA Space Laser Completes 2,000-mile Road Trip

March 1, 2018

Once in orbit after it launches this fall, NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite will travel at speeds faster than 15,000 miles…
Four Decades and Counting: New NASA Instrument Continues Measuring Solar Energy Input to Earth

November 29, 2017

We live on a solar-powered planet. As we wake up in the morning, the Sun peeks over the…
CERES Radiation Budget Instrument Launches Aboard JPSS-1

November 21, 2017

A bright flash. A streak of light against a dark sky. The roar of the United Launch Alliance…
Picture This SELFI: NASA Advances Instrument to Study the Plumes of Enceladus

November 3, 2017

NASA scientists and engineers have conceived and plan to build an ambitious submillimeter-wave or radio instrument to study…
NASA Technologist Develops Self-Calibrating, Hybrid Space Magnetometer

August 25, 2017

They’ve flown on high-profile interplanetary and more modest low-Earth-orbiting missions, but in all cases the ubiquitous fluxgate magnetometers…
NSLS-II Welcomes New Tool for Studying the Physics of Materials

August 18, 2017

Versatile instrument for precisely studying materials’ structural, electronic, magnetic characteristics arrives at Brookhaven Lab A new instrument for…
NASA Studies Tethered CubeSat Mission to Study Lunar Swirls

August 9, 2017

A novel mission concept involving two CubeSats connected by a thin, miles-long tether could help scientists understand how the Moon…
NASA Team Pursues Blobs and Bubbles with New PetitSat Mission

May 10, 2017

Figuring out how plasma bubbles and blobs affect one another and ultimately the transmission of communications, GPS, and…
NASA Team Explores Using LISA Pathfinder as ‘Comet Crumb’ Detector

April 18, 2017

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) with contributions from NASA, has successfully demonstrated…
NASA wants to create the coolest spot in the universe

March 7, 2017

This summer, an ice chest-sized box will fly to the International Space Station, where it will create the…
NASA and MIT Collaborate to Develop Space-Based Quantum-Dot Spectrometer

February 16, 2017

A NASA technologist has teamed with the inventor of a new nanotechnology that could transform the way space…
NASA Langley Ozone Sensor Set for Launch to Space Station

February 4, 2017

Brooke Thornton has devoted eight years to a project that aims to check on the atmospheric health of…
Moth’s Eye Inspires Critical Component on SOFIA’s Newest Instrument

December 21, 2016

Nature, and more particularly a moth’s eye, inspired the technology that allows a new NASA-developed camera to create…
Weekly Recap From the ISS Expedition Lead Scientist

November 8, 2016

It’s harvesting time for many crops in North America as winter approaches, but it’s planting season on the…
NASA’s Tool for Calculating Orbital Trajectories Now Aids in Spacecraft Design

October 27, 2016

A NASA-developed tool that private industry and other agency centers now use to plot a mission’s path to…
NASA Develops Satellite Concept to Exploit Rideshare Opportunities

September 28, 2016

Each time a rocket blasts off to deliver a primary payload into space, it typically does so with…
MAHRS on Mars: Looking at Weather and Habitat on the Surface

September 23, 2016

When human explorers embark on the journey to Mars, they need to know the natural conditions of the…
NASA Sets New Guinness World Record

August 19, 2016

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia has caught the attention of Guinness World Records. Wallops’ sounding rocket team…
NASA’s Fermi Mission Expands its Search for Dark Matter

August 13, 2016

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the material universe, remains as elusive as ever. Although…
NASA’s New CO2 Sounder Nearly Ready for Prime Time

August 4, 2016

After years of work, a team of NASA scientists and engineers is poised to realize a lifetime goal:…
NASA Team Begins Testing of a New-Fangled Optic

July 27, 2016

It’s an age-old astronomical truth: To resolve smaller and smaller physical details of distant celestial objects, scientists need…
NASA Seeks Picometer Accuracy

July 20, 2016

Team Develops New Tool to Assure Ultra-Stable Space Telescopes Finding and characterizing dozens of Earth-like planets will require…
Hitomi Mission Charts Hot Winds of a Galaxy Cluster for the First Time

July 7, 2016

Measurements of unprecedented detail returned by Japan’s Hitomi satellite have allowed scientists to track the motion of X-ray-emitting…
LISA Pathfinder Mission Paves Way for Space-based Detection of Gravitational Waves

June 8, 2016

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested…
Mars Webcam goes pro

May 26, 2016 A modest ‘webcam’ on Mars Express has proven useful for outreach, education and citizen-science. Now ESA have…
Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Installed

May 25, 2016

With surgical precision, two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installed the package of science instruments of the James…
Two NASA Sounding-Rocket Missions to Explore Coronal Nanoflares and Escaping Atoms

May 6, 2016

Why is the sun’s outermost layer 1,000 times hotter than the visible surface of the sun? What are…
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