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Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve NASA’s Eyes on the Sun

Portal origin URL: Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve NASA’s Eyes on the SunPortal origin nid: 472681Published: Friday, July 23, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A group of researchers is using artificial intelligence techniques to calibrate some of NASA’s images of the Sun, helping improve the data that scientists use for solar...


WEDNESDAY 21. JULY 2021


NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample

Portal origin URL: NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First SamplePortal origin nid: 472678Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 12:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth.Portal...

Media Invited to Learn About NASA Mission to Study Intense Storms

Portal origin URL: Media Invited to Learn About NASA Mission to Study Intense StormsPortal origin nid: 472676Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:40Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA is inviting media to learn more about an upcoming airborne science campaign to study intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States, which will aid...

An EPIC View of the Moon’s Shadow During the June 10 Solar Eclipse

Portal origin URL: An EPIC View of the Moon’s Shadow During the June 10 Solar EclipsePortal origin nid: 472643Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: No, that’s not a smudge on your screen -- the blurry dark brown spot over the Arctic is a shadow cast by our Moon during a solar eclipse.Portal image: Image...

NASA’s Webb to Explore a Neighboring, Dusty Planetary System

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Webb to Explore a Neighboring, Dusty Planetary SystemPortal origin nid: 472665Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 09:18Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers will take stock of the dust in the debris disk surrounding the nearby star Beta Pictoris.Portal image: A debris disk, which includes comets, asteroids,...


TUESDAY 20. JULY 2021


NASA Study Finds Tropical Forests’ Ability to Absorb Carbon Dioxide Is Waning

Portal origin URL: NASA Study Finds Tropical Forests’ Ability to Absorb Carbon Dioxide Is WaningPortal origin nid: 472650Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 15:54Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The finding comes out of an effort to map where vegetation is emitting and soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.Portal image: Amazon rain...

Huge Waves in the Sun Discovered with NASA Mission

Portal origin URL: Huge Waves in the Sun Discovered with NASA MissionPortal origin nid: 472621Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 11:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: With NASA’s SDO, scientists discovered huge slowly oscillating waves at the solar surface caused by the Sun’s rotation.Portal image: Two illustrated spheres representing the...

Innovative Technology Measures Muscle Strength of Worms in Space to Prepare Astronauts for Future Missions

PROJECT Determining Muscle Strength in Space-flown C. elegans SNAPSHOT Loss of muscle mass and strength in astronauts remains an issue for space exploration. Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a nematode species that is 1 mm long, shares common traits with humans and these worms are a good, cost-effective model for studying the effects of spaceflight on muscle. A NASA-funded research...


MONDAY 19. JULY 2021


Hubble Returns to Full Science Observations and Releases New Images

Portal origin URL: Hubble Returns to Full Science Observations and Releases New ImagesPortal origin nid: 472617Published: Monday, July 19, 2021 - 16:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, exploring the universe near and far.Portal image: These early snapshots demonstrate Hubble's return to full...


FRIDAY 16. JULY 2021


NASA Mission Explores Intense Summertime Thunderstorms

Portal origin URL: NASA Mission Explores Intense Summertime ThunderstormsPortal origin nid: 472545Published: Friday, July 16, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and university scientists will be studying the intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States to understand their effects on Earth’s atmosphere and how it...

NASA Tracks Heat Wave Over US Southwest

Portal origin URL: NASA Tracks Heat Wave Over US SouthwestPortal origin nid: 472558Published: Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 18:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: While one science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the southwestern U.S. in early July, another captured ground surface temperatures.Portal image: The AIRS...


THURSDAY 15. JULY 2021


New Maps Help Developers Plan Lunar Road Trip for VIPER’s Artemis Mission

Portal origin URL: New Maps Help Developers Plan Lunar Road Trip for VIPER’s Artemis MissionPortal origin nid: 472507Published: Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: As any seasoned road-tripper knows, to get the most out of an adventure, a good map helps.Portal...

Chandra Catches Slingshot During Collision

Portal origin URL: Chandra Catches Slingshot During CollisionPortal origin nid: 472505Published: Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: When the titans of space — galaxy clusters — collide, extraordinary things can happen. A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory examines the repercussions after two galaxy...


WEDNESDAY 14. JULY 2021


Five Ways NASA Helps With Shark Conservation

Portal origin URL: Five Ways NASA Helps With Shark Conservation Portal origin nid: 472525Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 13:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: While scientists at our partner institutions are directly focusing on shark conservation, NASA’s Earth-observing satellites collect key information about sharks’ habitat – the...

SMART Nav: Giving Spacecraft the Power to Guide Themselves

Portal origin URL: SMART Nav: Giving Spacecraft the Power to Guide ThemselvesPortal origin nid: 472517Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: When NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft begins its final mission phase, it will see a 4-megapixel view of nothing but a few very dim dots of...

Ride With Juno As It Flies Past the Solar System’s Biggest Moon and Jupiter

Portal origin URL: Ride With Juno As It Flies Past the Solar System’s Biggest Moon and Jupiter Portal origin nid: 472518Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 09:52Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The probe flew closer to Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, than any other spacecraft in more than two decades, offering dramatic glimpses of both the...


TUESDAY 13. JULY 2021


NASA Solar Sail Asteroid Mission Readies for Launch on Artemis I

Portal origin URL: NASA Solar Sail Asteroid Mission Readies for Launch on Artemis IPortal origin nid: 472515Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 16:40Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout is tucked away safely inside the agency's powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in...

40-Year Mystery Solved: Source of Jupiter’s X-Ray Flares Uncovered

Portal origin URL: 40-Year Mystery Solved: Source of Jupiter’s X-Ray Flares Uncovered Portal origin nid: 472508Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 15:03Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A puzzler about the gas giant’s intense northern and southern lights has been deciphered.Portal image: The purple hues in this image show X-ray emissions from...

NASA, ESA Partner in New Effort to Address Global Climate Change

Portal origin URL: NASA, ESA Partner in New Effort to Address Global Climate ChangePortal origin nid: 472503Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 11:58Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth and its changing environment.Portal image: NASA Deputy...


MONDAY 12. JULY 2021


NASA Lucy Mission’s Message to the Future

Portal origin URL: NASA Lucy Mission’s Message to the FuturePortal origin nid: 472461Published: Monday, July 12, 2021 - 13:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: As the first-ever mission to the Trojan asteroids, Lucy will survey this enigmatic population of small bodies that orbit the Sun beyond the main asteroid belt - trapped by Jupiter and the Sun...

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Reveals Intriguing Terrain for Rover Team

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Mars Helicopter Reveals Intriguing Terrain for Rover TeamPortal origin nid: 472478Published: Monday, July 12, 2021 - 13:34Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Ingenuity’s ninth flight provided imagery that will help the Perseverance rover team develop its science plan going forward.Portal image: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars...

Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa Churned by Small Impacts

Portal origin URL: Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa Churned by Small ImpactsPortal origin nid: 472448Published: Monday, July 12, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Jupiter’s moon Europa and its global ocean may currently have conditions suitable for life. Scientists are studying processes on the icy surface as they prepare to...


THURSDAY 8. JULY 2021


NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Patches of Rock Record Erased, Revealing Clues

Portal origin URL: NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Patches of Rock Record Erased, Revealing CluesPortal origin nid: 472385Published: Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists have new evidence that super salty water, or brines, seeped deep through the cracks, between grains of soil in the parched lake bottom at Gale...

NASA’s AIRS Tracks Record-Breaking Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest

Portal origin URL: NASA’s AIRS Tracks Record-Breaking Heat Wave in Pacific NorthwestPortal origin nid: 472405Published: Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 13:35Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the northwestern U.S. and western Canada in late June, sending temperatures into the triple...