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NASA Announces Virtual Webb STEAM Day Event for Students, Educators

Portal origin URL: NASA Announces Virtual Webb STEAM Day Event for Students, EducatorsPortal origin nid: 474142Published: Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:20Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA invites learners of all ages, including students and teachers who recently returned to the classroom environment, to register for a special event ahead of...


WEDNESDAY 22. SEPTEMBER 2021


We Asked a NASA Scientist – Does NASA Know About All the Asteroids?

Does NASA know about ALL the asteroids? We know about the vast majority of larger ones and none of those pose a threat, but space is big, so we're always on the lookout. NASA asteroid expert Dr. Amy Mainzer explains. Learn more: nasa.gov/planetarydefense Producer: Scott Bednar Producer/Editor: Jessica Wilde Video...

NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record

Portal origin URL: NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on RecordPortal origin nid: 474118Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer.Portal...

Hubble Finds Early, Massive Galaxies Running on Empty

Portal origin URL: Hubble Finds Early, Massive Galaxies Running on EmptyPortal origin nid: 474030Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: When NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in northern Chile gazed toward cosmic objects in this period, they found something...

NASA’s Webb to Explore Forming Planetary Systems

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Webb to Explore Forming Planetary SystemsPortal origin nid: 473879Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 09:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers will observe more than a dozen protoplanetary systems to gather data about their inner disks – where Earth-like planets may be forming.Portal image: The...

NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French Guiana

Portal origin URL: NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French GuianaPortal origin nid: 474120Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 08:33Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA invites members of the media to register their interest in attending events in French Guiana ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, a...


TUESDAY 21. SEPTEMBER 2021


A New Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

Portal origin URL: A New Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with NASA’s Roman Space TelescopePortal origin nid: 474053Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Roman will combine the powers of imaging and spectroscopy to gain fresh insights into how the universe works.Portal image: Hubble GOODS-South...

NASA Study Examines Houston-area Air Quality Issues

Portal origin URL: NASA Study Examines Houston-area Air Quality IssuesPortal origin nid: 474075Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 08:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA scientists are in Houston this month for an intensive air quality study exploring the effects of emissions and weather on air pollution, as well as the relationship between...


MONDAY 20. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA’s Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon’s South Pole

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon’s South PolePortal origin nid: 474054Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 16:20Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In 2023, NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon’s South Pole to...

NASA TV to Air Landsat 9 Launch, Prelaunch Activities

Portal origin URL: NASA TV to Air Landsat 9 Launch, Prelaunch ActivitiesPortal origin nid: 474057Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 13:18Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will continue...

NASA’s Delta-X Helps With Disaster Response in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Delta-X Helps With Disaster Response in Wake of Hurricane IdaPortal origin nid: 474056Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 13:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers flying a radar instrument over coastal wetlands in Louisiana helped with monitoring oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico.Portal image: A radar...

Solar Electric Propulsion Makes NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Go

Portal origin URL: Solar Electric Propulsion Makes NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Go Portal origin nid: 474052Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Futuristic electric thrusters emitting a cool blue glow will guide the Psyche spacecraft through deep space to a metal-rich asteroid.Portal image: NASA’s Psyche...

Lunar Crater Named After Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson by International Astronomical Union, Accepting NASA/LPI Proposal

Portal origin URL: Lunar Crater Named After Arctic Explorer Matthew Henson by International Astronomical Union, Accepting NASA/LPI ProposalPortal origin nid: 474049Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The International Astronomical Union has named a crater at the Moon’s south pole after the Arctic explorer...


FRIDAY 17. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D Portal origin nid: 474040Published: Friday, September 17, 2021 - 12:03Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The rotorcraft captures nuances of rocky outcrop during aerial reconnaissance.Portal image: This 3D view of a rock mound called “Faillefeu” was created from...

Hubble Takes a Closer Look at its 31st Anniversary Image

Portal origin URL: Hubble Takes a Closer Look at its 31st Anniversary ImagePortal origin nid: 473975Published: Friday, September 17, 2021 - 08:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This comparison of two images shows puffing dust bubbles and an erupting gas shell – the final acts of a monster star’s life.Portal image: This comparison of two...


THURSDAY 16. SEPTEMBER 2021


Jingle, Pluck, and Hum: Sounds from Space

Portal origin URL: Jingle, Pluck, and Hum: Sounds from SpacePortal origin nid: 473995Published: Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A “sonification” project led by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and NASA’s Universe of Learning program transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world’s most...


WEDNESDAY 15. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars

Portal origin URL: NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars Portal origin nid: 473904Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: By studying the topography and mineral composition of a portion of the Arabia Terra region in northern Mars, scientists recently found evidence for thousands...


TUESDAY 14. SEPTEMBER 2021


It Looks Like Spring Aboard the Space Station

Portal origin URL: It Looks Like Spring Aboard the Space StationPortal origin nid: 473898Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 09:31Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Four pepper plants growing in the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) aboard the International Space Station have sprouted several flowers in the past week.Portal image: Pepper plants on...

Using Ultraviolet Light to Suppress Electrostatic Noise in Gravitational Wave Observatories

PROJECT LISA Charge Management Device (CMD) SNAPSHOT With support from NASA, the University of Florida and industrial partner Fibertek, Inc. are developing a precisely controlled ultraviolet light source that will prevent electrostatic noise from obscuring gravitational wave signals measured by the European Space Agency (ESA)-NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) observatory....

NASA Provides Laser for LISA Mission

Portal origin URL: NASA Provides Laser for LISA MissionPortal origin nid: 473883Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Finding the biggest collisions in the universe takes time, patience, and super steady lasers.Portal image: A laser prototype rests in a glass box on top of a perforated metal...


MONDAY 13. SEPTEMBER 2021


Rerun of Supernova Blast Expected to Appear in 2037

Portal origin URL: Rerun of Supernova Blast Expected to Appear in 2037Portal origin nid: 473867Published: Monday, September 13, 2021 - 10:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers have added a solid prediction of an event happening deep in intergalactic space: an image of an exploding star, dubbed Supernova Requiem, which will appear around the...


FRIDAY 10. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Selects Three Space Biology Proposals to Prepare for Future Research on the Surface of the Moon

The measurement of the effects of space-relevant stresses on organisms, and fundamental research into the underlying mechanisms of those effects, are core components of NASA's Space Biology Program. These stresses include galactic cosmic radiation (GCR), solar particle events (SPEs), and reduced gravity. Notably, to date, biological experiments in space have mainly been conducted within Low...