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Are There Rainbows on Mars? We Asked a NASA Expert

Are there rainbows on Mars? Sadly, no. But there are a whole lot of other conditions on Mars that we have right here on Earth! NASA scientist Mark Lemmon explains why the Red Planet is a rainbowless world. Get more Martian science: www.nasa.gov/mars Producers: Jessica Wilde & Scott Bednar Editor: Matthew Schara Video...


FRIDAY 14. JANUARY 2022


Where is James Webb Space Telescope?

This data is the live status of the James Webb space telescope provided by NASA. In this NASA Live Tracker, you will get real-time info about the distance covered by JWST, its speed, and the distance that is remaining to reach L2 orbit. Video...

Hubble Views a Tranquil Galaxy with an Explosive Past

Portal origin URL: Hubble Views a Tranquil Galaxy with an Explosive PastPortal origin nid: 476613Published: Friday, January 14, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies around 150 million...


THURSDAY 13. JANUARY 2022


Citizen Scientists Spot Jupiter-like Planet in NASA TESS Data

Portal origin URL: Citizen Scientists Spot Jupiter-like Planet in NASA TESS DataPortal origin nid: 476584Published: Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 16:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Citizen Scientists Spot Jupiter-like Planet in NASA TESS DataPortal image: A Jupiter-like...

Six Questions to Help You Understand the 6th Warmest Year on Record

Portal origin URL: Six Questions to Help You Understand the 6th Warmest Year on RecordPortal origin nid: 476602Published: Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: We answers six questions to help you understand the GISS global surface temperature analysis, what it shows about 2021 and how NASA makes sense of the data.Portal...

2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend, NASA Analysis Shows

Portal origin URL: 2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend, NASA Analysis ShowsPortal origin nid: 476620Published: Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 10:39Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and the...

NASA’s Spitzer Illuminates Exoplanets in Astronomical Society Briefing

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Spitzer Illuminates Exoplanets in Astronomical Society BriefingPortal origin nid: 476617Published: Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 09:09Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The infrared observatory may help answer questions about planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, including how they form and what drives weather in...


MONDAY 10. JANUARY 2022


Simulated Image Shows How NASA’s Roman Could Expand on Hubble’s Deepest View

Portal origin URL: Simulated Image Shows How NASA’s Roman Could Expand on Hubble’s Deepest ViewPortal origin nid: 476463Published: Monday, January 10, 2022 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A team of astrophysicists has created a simulated image that shows how the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could conduct a mega-exposure similar to but...

“Mini” Monster Black Hole Could Hold Clues to Giant’s Growth

Portal origin URL: “Mini” Monster Black Hole Could Hold Clues to Giant’s GrowthPortal origin nid: 476483Published: Monday, January 10, 2022 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The discovery of a supermassive black hole in a relatively small galaxy could help astronomers unravel the mystery surrounding how the very biggest black holes...


SATURDAY 8. JANUARY 2022


NASA’s Webb Telescope Reaches Major Milestone as Mirror Unfolds

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Webb Telescope Reaches Major Milestone as Mirror UnfoldsPortal origin nid: 476502Published: Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 12:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team fully deployed its 21-foot, gold-coated primary mirror, successfully completing the final stage of all major spacecraft...


FRIDAY 7. JANUARY 2022


Hubble Sees Cosmic Clues in a Galactic Duo

Portal origin URL: Hubble Sees Cosmic Clues in a Galactic Duo Portal origin nid: 476381Published: Friday, January 7, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This spectacular image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the spiral galaxy NGC 105, which lies roughly 215 million light-years away in the constellation Pisces.Portal...


WEDNESDAY 5. JANUARY 2022


Hubble Passes 1-Billion Second Mark

Portal origin URL: Hubble Passes 1-Billion Second MarkPortal origin nid: 476302Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Jan. 1, 2022, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope officially passed the one-billion second mark.Portal image: Hubble orbiting above...


TUESDAY 4. JANUARY 2022


Sunshield Successfully Deploys on NASA’s Next Flagship Telescope

Portal origin URL: Sunshield Successfully Deploys on NASA’s Next Flagship TelescopePortal origin nid: 476320Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 10:51Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft’s 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.Portal...


MONDAY 3. JANUARY 2022


NASA 2022: The Future is Now

Receiving the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, sending the first uncrewed Artemis mission around the Moon and back to Earth, sending NASA science and technology to the surface of the Moon on three missions with our commercial partners, and flying our first quiet, supersonic plane are just a few of the things NASA has planned for 2022. Video...

Apples and Plagues: The History Behind Our Twitter Launch Today

Flight Engineers Terry Virts and Samantha Cristoforetti pose with floating apples delivered to the International Space Station. Image was taken in the Unity Node 1. NASA’s Biological and Physical Sciences Division (BPS) is now on Twitter! We’re launching our account on the day when, almost 400 years ago, one of the most significant scientific figures was born (according to the...


THURSDAY 30. DECEMBER 2021


2021 Disasters: A Look Back

Portal origin URL: 2021 Disasters: A Look BackPortal origin nid: 476292Published: Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In 2021, Hurricane Ida left over 1 million people without power, tornadoes tore across the American Midwest, volcanoes forced people to evacuate their homes, wildfires covered the American West and...


MONDAY 27. DECEMBER 2021



SATURDAY 25. DECEMBER 2021


NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

Portal origin URL: NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant WorldsPortal origin nid: 476247Published: Saturday, December 25, 2021 - 08:10Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport.Portal image: The James Webb Space...


WEDNESDAY 22. DECEMBER 2021


Ahead of Webb Launch, NASA is Watching the Weather in Space

Portal origin URL: Ahead of Webb Launch, NASA is Watching the Weather in SpacePortal origin nid: 476218Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: With Webb heading to the launchpad, scientists and NASA’s Moon-to-Mars Space Weather Analysis Office are monitoring space weather conditions, assessing risk in three...


TUESDAY 21. DECEMBER 2021


NASA’s 2021 Included Mars Landing, First Flight, Artemis, More

In 2021, NASA completed its busiest year of development yet in low-Earth orbit, made history on Mars, continued to make progress on its Artemis plans for the Moon, tested new technologies for a supersonic aircraft, finalized launch preparations for the next-generation space telescope, and much more – all while safely operating during a pandemic and welcoming new leadership under the...

Hubble Lends a Helping Hand

Portal origin URL: Hubble Lends a Helping HandPortal origin nid: 476161Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Hubble has supported several of NASA’s most important missions and worked with other space- and ground-based observatories to further our understanding of the universe.Portal image: Hubble above...

Views of Comet Leonard from Two Sun-Watching Spacecraft

Portal origin URL: Views of Comet Leonard from Two Sun-Watching SpacecraftPortal origin nid: 476179Published: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Ahead of Comet Leonard's close pass of the Sun on Jan. 3, 2022, two Sun-observing spacecraft captured these views of the comet.Portal image: side by side comparison...


MONDAY 20. DECEMBER 2021


NASA’s DAILI CubeSat to Study Complex Atmospheric Composition

Portal origin URL: NASA’s DAILI CubeSat to Study Complex Atmospheric CompositionPortal origin nid: 476158Published: Monday, December 20, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI) CubeSat is scheduled to launch aboard SpaceX’s CRS-24, the 24th cargo resupply mission for NASA to the...