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Follow the Energy: An Astrobiology Update from Beneath Earth’s Seafloor

Portal origin URL: Follow the Energy: An Astrobiology Update from Beneath Earth’s SeafloorPortal origin nid: 468884Published: Friday, March 5, 2021 - 16:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A team of NASA Astrobiology-funded researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI) have revealed that the abundant microbes living thousands of meters from...

NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First TimePortal origin nid: 468883Published: Friday, March 5, 2021 - 15:43Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars March 4, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape.Portal image: This image...

Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets

Portal origin URL: Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky PlanetsPortal origin nid: 468860Published: Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: SOFIA found that Comet Catalina is carbon-rich, suggesting comets could have been an essential source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of...

What's Up - March 2021

Look for Mars close to the Pleiades in the first couple of weeks of March. Then wake up early to observe the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, which return as morning planets this month. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, March 5, 2021 -...

Observations Around Solar System With Parker Solar Probe’s 7th Solar Encounter

Portal origin URL: Observations Around Solar System With Parker Solar Probe’s 7th Solar EncounterPortal origin nid: 468845Published: Friday, March 5, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: During Parker Solar Probe’s seventh swing by the Sun, celestial geometry posed a special opportunity. The configuration of this particular orbit placed...


THURSDAY 4. MARCH 2021


NASA Awards Mars Ascent Propulsion System Contract for Sample Return

Portal origin URL: NASA Awards Mars Ascent Propulsion System Contract for Sample ReturnPortal origin nid: 468835Published: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 13:53Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has awarded the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS) contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Elkton, Maryland, to provide propulsion support and...

Mission Commander Thrives as ‘Space Gardener’

Portal origin URL: Mission Commander Thrives as ‘Space Gardener’Portal origin nid: 468824Published: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:06Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins’ enthusiasm for learning to grow plants in space has proven fruitful for the agency’s Vegetable Production System (Veggie).Portal image: NASA...

Hubble Solves Mystery of Monster Star's Dimming

Portal origin URL: Hubble Solves Mystery of Monster Star's DimmingPortal origin nid: 468795Published: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Last year, astronomers were puzzled when Betelguese, the bright red supergiant star in the constellation Orion, dramatically faded, but then recovered. The dimming lasted for weeks. Now,...


WEDNESDAY 3. MARCH 2021


NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts’ Since Mars Landing

Portal origin URL: NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts’ Since Mars LandingPortal origin nid: 468805Published: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 15:43Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Since NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down at Jezero Crater Feb. 18, mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare the rover for...

NASA Scientists Complete 1st Global Survey of Freshwater Fluctuation

Portal origin URL: NASA Scientists Complete 1st Global Survey of Freshwater FluctuationPortal origin nid: 468792Published: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: To investigate humans’ impact on freshwater resources, scientists have now conducted the first global accounting of fluctuating water levels in Earth’s lakes and...

New ‘Eyewear’ to Deepen the View of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

Portal origin URL: New ‘Eyewear’ to Deepen the View of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Portal origin nid: 468738Published: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to explore even more cosmic questions, thanks to a new near-infrared filter. The upgrade will allow the...


MONDAY 1. MARCH 2021


NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for Launch

Portal origin URL: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for LaunchPortal origin nid: 468743Published: Monday, March 1, 2021 - 11:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Testing teams successfully completed two important milestones that confirmed the observatory’s internal electronics are all functioning as...


SATURDAY 27. FEBRUARY 2021


Langley Scientist Participates in Arizona SciTech Panel Discussion

Marilé Colón Robles, a project scientist for NASA's GLOBE Clouds citizen science program, participated in a recent virtual panel discussion on Hispanic leaders in science and space as part of the 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, February 26, 2021 -...


FRIDAY 26. FEBRUARY 2021


Become one of NASA’s Next Generation of Scientists

Ask any scientist or researcher when they first became interested in their profession, and many will say it was while they were in high school. NASA is capitalizing on this by growing the nation’s next generation of scientists while they are rising juniors and seniors. GeneLab for High Schools, or GL4HS, is an intensive four-week program, sponsored by NASA’s Biological and Physical...


THURSDAY 25. FEBRUARY 2021


Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids

Portal origin URL: Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's AsteroidsPortal origin nid: 468640Published: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way.Portal...


WEDNESDAY 24. FEBRUARY 2021


Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus

Portal origin URL: Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of VenusPortal origin nid: 468665Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 14:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.Portal image: A black and white image showing one hemisphere of...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing SitePortal origin nid: 468661Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or...

NASA Snow Campaign Digs Deep in 2021

Portal origin URL: NASA Snow Campaign Digs Deep in 2021Portal origin nid: 467985Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Whether the first snowflakes of winter fill you with glee or make you groan, winter snowfall is a crucial water source for drinking, agriculture and hydropower for more than 1 billion people...


TUESDAY 23. FEBRUARY 2021


NASA Mission Seeks to Understand Bright Night-Shining Clouds by Creating One

Portal origin URL: NASA Mission Seeks to Understand Bright Night-Shining Clouds by Creating OnePortal origin nid: 468555Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers with NASA’s Super Soaker mission, a small suborbital rocket launched in Alaska, created an artificial ice cloud to study how water vapor...

Episode 29 - We Landed on Mars

The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST). Video...

Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova

Portal origin URL: Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous SupernovaPortal origin nid: 468542Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 19:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers now have evidence from two X-ray telescopes (Chandra and NuSTAR) for a key component of a famous supernova remnant. This latest study shows that a...


MONDAY 22. FEBRUARY 2021


NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red PlanetPortal origin nid: 468529Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 13:25Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent,...

How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?

Portal origin URL: How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?Portal origin nid: 468521Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:21Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Feb. 22, 1906, German astrophotographer Max Wolf helped reshape our understanding of the solar system. He discovered the first of a small body of asteroids trapped in...

NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black Hole

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black HolePortal origin nid: 468463Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based...