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What's Up - July 2020

What's Up for July? How about some moons with those giant planets? Mars after midnight. And are the stars of Mars the same as ours? News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, July 2, 2020 -...


WEDNESDAY 1. JULY 2020


Radar Points to Moon Being More Metallic Than Researchers Thought

Portal origin URL: Radar Points to Moon Being More Metallic Than Researchers ThoughtPortal origin nid: 462423Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Moon’s subsurface might be richer in metals, like iron and titanium, than researchers thought.Portal image: The face of the Moon that we see from...


TUESDAY 30. JUNE 2020


NASA Spacecraft Helps Identify Solar Radiation Patterns That Expose the Moon

Portal origin URL: NASA Spacecraft Helps Identify Solar Radiation Patterns That Expose the MoonPortal origin nid: 461859Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA mission helps scientists identify when the Moon is unprotected from charged particles in space.Portal image: Moon outside Earth's...

Enhanced Mirror Coatings Will Enable Future NASA Observatory

PROJECT Broadband Mirror Coatings for Future NASA Observatory SNAPSHOT A team at GSFC is investigating techniques for creating highly reflective aluminum mirrors sensitive to the far-ultraviolet in addition to the infrared, optical, and visible wavelengths. Left: Engineers in the GSFC coating lab. Left to right: Javier del Hoyo (GSFC), Emily Witt (U. of CO), and Nicholas Nell (U. of CO)....


FRIDAY 26. JUNE 2020


4,000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4,000th comet discovery in the spacecraft’s 25-year history. Link: Learn...

NASA's Disk Detective Project Relaunches with 150,000 Stars

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: Disk Detective is back! Disk Detective is the NASA citizen science project that previously discovered “Peter Pan” disks as well discovered the youngest nearby disk around a brown dwarf. The project is relaunching with a new batch of 150,000 stars to analyze and looking to the public for help.Link: Learn...


THURSDAY 25. JUNE 2020


NASA's Disk Detective Project Relaunches with 150,000 Stars

Disk Detective is back! Disk Detective is the NASA citizen science project that previously discovered “Peter Pan” disks (the longest-lived disks that form planets), as well discovered the youngest nearby disk around a brown dwarf (a ball of gas too small to be considered a star). The project is relaunching with a new batch of 150,000 stars to analyze and looking to the public for help....

NASA's Summer of Citizen Science

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: Have five minutes? Ready to be dazzled by citizen science? Watch this new video by NASA Citizen Science Officer Marc Kuchner. This video was part of the kickoff event for the 2nd Annual NASA Citizen Science Community Workshop, a virtual workshop and seminar series.Link: Learn...

NASA's Summer of Citizen Science

Have five minutes?  Ready to be dazzled by citizen science?  Watch this new video by NASA Citizen Science Officer Marc Kuchner.  You'll take a rapid tour of discoveries made by NASA's citizen scientists over the last year and hear about the newest NASA citizen science projects, those just launched and just about to launch. You'll hear about discoveries by citizen...


WEDNESDAY 24. JUNE 2020


NASA, Partner Space Agencies Amass Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

Portal origin URL: NASA, Partner Space Agencies Amass Global View of COVID-19 ImpactsPortal origin nid: 462262Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 15:18Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have joined forces to use...

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer Missions Discover a World Orbiting a Unique Young Star

Portal origin URL: NASA’s TESS, Spitzer Missions Discover a World Orbiting a Unique Young StarPortal origin nid: 462159Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers using data from NASA's TESS and retired Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a planet as large as Neptune circling the young star...

Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA’s SDO

Portal origin URL: Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA’s SDOPortal origin nid: 462236Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory – SDO – has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has gathered...


THURSDAY 18. JUNE 2020


Episode 8 - A World of Fires

At any given time, there is a fire burning somewhere on Earth. Join experts Thursday, September 12 at 3 p.m. EDT for a closer look at how fires are part of our changing planet. As the climate warms, it has directly affected the way fires occur, with longer fire seasons and more extreme fires that are harder to suppress. With a fleet of satellites orbiting Earth, NASA has a unique...


WEDNESDAY 17. JUNE 2020


4,000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory

Portal origin URL: 4,000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar ObservatoryPortal origin nid: 461977Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4,000th comet discovery in the...

A Cosmic Baby Is Discovered, and It's Brilliant

Portal origin URL: A Cosmic Baby Is Discovered, and It's BrilliantPortal origin nid: 461988Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 09:31Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Born from an exploded star, the infant magnetar belongs to a family of extreme objects called neutron stars. Its discovery may lend insight into these strange phenomena.Portal...


MONDAY 15. JUNE 2020


While Stargazing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots Earth and Venus

Portal origin URL: While Stargazing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover Spots Earth and VenusPortal origin nid: 461924Published: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:46Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This new portrait of the Red Planet's neighbors was taken during a time when there's more dust in the air on Mars.Portal image: Two images of the night...


FRIDAY 12. JUNE 2020


Episode 7 - 50 Years of Apollo

From the historic Apollo splashdown to the future Artemis landing, we’re celebrating 50 years of human exploration and science on the Moon. This special edition of NASA Science Live will take viewers onboard the aircraft carrier that recovered the Apollo 11 capsule after splashdown – the USS Hornet. Join experts for a behind-the-scenes tour of this historic location where President...


THURSDAY 11. JUNE 2020


NASA’s IBEX Charts 11 Years of Change at Boundary to Interstellar Space

Portal origin URL: NASA’s IBEX Charts 11 Years of Change at Boundary to Interstellar SpacePortal origin nid: 461454Published: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For the first time, scientists have used an entire solar cycle of data from NASA’s IBEX spacecraft to study how the heliosphere changes over time.Portal...


TUESDAY 9. JUNE 2020


Lightweight Mirrors Enhance Power Generation Near Gas Giants

PROJECT Extreme Environments Solar Power (EESP) Project demonstration of Transformational Array elements on DART SNAPSHOT The EESP Project is developing advanced solar cell and concentrator technology that will be flight-tested on the upcoming DART mission. The Transformational Array containing this new technology is designed to yield improved performance in the extreme environments...

Tower Extension Test a Success for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Portal origin URL: Tower Extension Test a Success for NASA’s James Webb Space TelescopePortal origin nid: 461771Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 09:46Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: To test the James Webb Space Telescope’s readiness for its journey in space, technicians successfully commanded it to deploy and extend a critical part of the...


MONDAY 8. JUNE 2020


Saturn's Moon Titan Drifting Away Faster Than Previously Thought

Portal origin URL: Saturn's Moon Titan Drifting Away Faster Than Previously Thought Portal origin nid: 461671Published: Monday, June 8, 2020 - 07:20Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The new research by scientists at NASA and the Italian Space Agency has implications for the entire Saturn system as well as other planets and moons.Portal...


FRIDAY 5. JUNE 2020


Vivian White

Address: 94112Email: vwhite@astrosociety.orgInstitution Name: Astronomical Society of the PacificDivision: Science ActivationArea of Expertise: Informal education, free choice learning, toolkit/activity design...

Rae Ostman

Address: 85281Email: rostman@asu.eduInstitution Name: Arizona State UniversityDivision: Science ActivationArea of Expertise: NISENet...