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NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

Portal origin URL: NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of MoonPortal origin nid: 465779Published: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:02Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.Portal image: Image of Moon and...

Picture It…Wisconsin Wildlife at Your Fingertips!

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: Snapshot Wisconsin is a partnership to monitor wildlife year-round, using a statewide network of trail cameras. It also provides an exclusive opportunity for individuals, families, and students to get involved in monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources! Link: Read...

Picture It…Wisconsin Wildlife at Your Fingertips!

Snapshot Wisconsin is a partnership to monitor wildlife year-round, using a statewide network of trail cameras. Citizen scientists help discover wildlife by classifying images captured on trail cameras. The project provides data needed for wildlife management decision support at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, Snapshot Wisconsin provides an exclusive opportunity...


THURSDAY 22. OCTOBER 2020


Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Critical For GPS, Seen In Distant Stars

Portal origin URL: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Critical For GPS, Seen In Distant StarsPortal origin nid: 465691Published: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:38Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An effect predicted by Albert Einstein has been identified in a double star system about 29,000 light years from Earth.Portal image: Illustration of the...

Satellite Data Meets Cellular DNA for Species of Interest

Portal origin URL: Satellite Data Meets Cellular DNA for Species of InterestPortal origin nid: 465626Published: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 07:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA scientists are combining data from water samples containing fish DNA with satellite data to find native fish and identify their habitats.Portal image: Photo of...


WEDNESDAY 21. OCTOBER 2020


OSIRIS-REx TAGs Surface of Asteroid Bennu

Portal origin URL: OSIRIS-REx TAGs Surface of Asteroid BennuPortal origin nid: 465657Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 17:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Captured on Oct. 20, 2020 during the OSIRIS-REx mission’s Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this series of images shows the SamCam imager’s field of view as the NASA...

Is Your Science Classroom Currently Closed? Try Some Citizen Science!

NASA citizen science can be a great teaching tool, especially during times like these when it’s difficult to run in-person experiments. Dr. Stephany Taylor, Assistant Professor of Physics at Shaw University uses NASA’s Floating Forests citizen science project in her introductory science classes to help her students learn about the process of doing science and experience being part of...

NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon

Portal origin URL: NASA to Announce New Science Results About MoonPortal origin nid: 465656Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:59Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct....


TUESDAY 20. OCTOBER 2020


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid

Portal origin URL: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches AsteroidPortal origin nid: 465629Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 14:09Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for...

NASA Researchers Help Analyze a Historically Powerful, Costly Storm

Portal origin URL: NASA Researchers Help Analyze a Historically Powerful, Costly StormPortal origin nid: 465619Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:28Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An intense August storm gave many Iowans a brief sense of what it might feel like to experience the strong winds of a hurricane.Portal image: Derecho satellite...


MONDAY 19. OCTOBER 2020


NASA’s Big Plans to Explore Small Bodies

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Big Plans to Explore Small BodiesPortal origin nid: 465581Published: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Asteroids have been orbiting the sun for thousands of millennia in deep space, standing as ancient storytellers, holding clues about the formation of the solar system.Portal...

NASA's Perseverance Rover Bringing 3D-Printed Metal Parts to Mars

Portal origin URL: NASA's Perseverance Rover Bringing 3D-Printed Metal Parts to MarsPortal origin nid: 465589Published: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 11:21Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For hobbyists and makers, 3D printing expands creative possibilities; for specialized engineers, it's also key to next-generation spacecraft design.Portal...

Clumpy, Recycled Gas From Stars Surrounds Milky Way

Portal origin URL: Clumpy, Recycled Gas From Stars Surrounds Milky WayPortal origin nid: 465585Published: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 09:49Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Our galaxy is surrounded by a clumpy halo of hot gases that is continually being supplied with material ejected by birthing or dying stars, according to a NASA-funded study in the...

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Catches a Lunar Transit

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Catches a Lunar TransitPortal origin nid: 465582Published: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 09:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Oct. 16, 2020, the Moon photobombed NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory’s view of the Sun. This apparent crossing in space, called a lunar transit, lasted about 50...


FRIDAY 16. OCTOBER 2020


Ten Things to Know About Bennu

Portal origin URL: Ten Things to Know About BennuPortal origin nid: 465343Published: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Here’s what we already know (and some of what we hope to find out) about this pristine remnant from the early days of our solar system.Portal image: Asteroid Bennu image from...


THURSDAY 15. OCTOBER 2020



WEDNESDAY 14. OCTOBER 2020


NASA to Broadcast OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection Activities

Portal origin URL: NASA to Broadcast OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection ActivitiesPortal origin nid: 465471Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 15:24Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will broadcast coverage of a first for the agency as its Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx)...

Earth and Moon Once Shared a Magnetic Shield, Protecting Their Atmospheres

Portal origin URL: Earth and Moon Once Shared a Magnetic Shield, Protecting Their AtmospheresPortal origin nid: 465450Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A neighboring shield may have helped our planet retain its atmosphere and eventually go on to develop life and habitable conditions.Portal...

Simulations Show Webb Telescope Can Reveal Distant Galaxies Hidden in Quasars’ Glare

Portal origin URL: Simulations Show Webb Telescope Can Reveal Distant Galaxies Hidden in Quasars’ GlarePortal origin nid: 465445Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 09:36Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Webb observations will seek dusty galaxies from the first billion years of the universe.Portal image: This artist’s illustration portrays...


FRIDAY 9. OCTOBER 2020


Media Invited to Virtual Briefing on Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite

Portal origin URL: Media Invited to Virtual Briefing on Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich SatellitePortal origin nid: 465407Published: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 15:57Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Officials from NASA and partner agencies will discuss the upcoming launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean-monitoring satellite during a media...


THURSDAY 8. OCTOBER 2020


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Unlocks More Secrets from Asteroid Bennu

Portal origin URL: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Unlocks More Secrets from Asteroid BennuPortal origin nid: 465337Published: Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission now knows much more about the material it’ll be collecting in just a few weeks.Portal image: two blue images of...