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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...


THURSDAY 9. SEPTEMBER 2021


We Asked a NASA Scientist – Do Aliens Exist?

Do aliens exist? Extraterrestrial life has never been discovered. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. And at NASA, astrobiologists like Dr. Lindsay Hays are trying to answer one of the most profound questions ever: Is there life beyond Earth? Explore more: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ Producer: Scott Bednar Producer/Editor: Jessica Wilde Video...


WEDNESDAY 8. SEPTEMBER 2021


Episode 4: Is There Weather on Mars?

Portal origin URL: Episode 4: Is There Weather on Mars?Portal origin nid: 473792Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 12:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: ​Is there weather on Mars? Short answer: yes!Portal image: Is There Weather on...

Episode 3: We Asked a NASA Scientist: Will an Asteroid Ever Hit Earth?

Portal origin URL: Episode 3: We Asked a NASA Scientist: Will an Asteroid Ever Hit Earth?Portal origin nid: 473790Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 12:03Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Will an asteroid ever hit Earth? There are no known impact threats, but tiny meteoroids disintegrate in Earth’s atmosphere all the time.Portal...

NASA Drought Research Shows Value of Both Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Seasonal summer rains have done little to offset drought conditions gripping the western United States, with California and Nevada seeing record July heat and moderate-to-exceptional drought according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Now, new NASA research is showing how drought in the region is expected to change in the future, providing stakeholders with...

NASA Drought Research Shows Value of Both Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Portal origin URL: NASA Drought Research Shows Value of Both Climate Mitigation and AdaptationPortal origin nid: 473366Published: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The risk of severe single-year and long-term droughts will increase in the future as Earth’s temperature continues to rise, even if emissions are...


TUESDAY 7. SEPTEMBER 2021


Rocket Flight to Sharpen NASA's Study of the Sun

Portal origin URL: Rocket Flight to Sharpen NASA's Study of the SunPortal origin nid: 473726Published: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 10:24Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: SDO’s EVE instrument uses sounding rockets for calibration. During roughly 15-minute flights, these suborbital rockets carry an EVE duplicate about 180 miles above Earth, where it...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock SamplePortal origin nid: 473751Published: Monday, September 6, 2021 - 18:13Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Perseverance rover today completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil.Portal...


MONDAY 6. SEPTEMBER 2021


Hubble Discovers Hydrogen-Burning White Dwarfs Enjoying Slow Aging

Portal origin URL: Hubble Discovers Hydrogen-Burning White Dwarfs Enjoying Slow AgingPortal origin nid: 473738Published: Monday, September 6, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New evidence from Hubble suggests that white dwarf stars could continue to burn hydrogen in the final stages of their lives, causing them to appear more youthful than...


THURSDAY 2. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA’s Perseverance Rover Successfully Cores Its First Rock

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Successfully Cores Its First RockPortal origin nid: 473721Published: Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 17:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Mars featurePortal image: The drill hole from Perseverance’s second sample-collection...

We Asked a NASA Technologist: Is there Weather on Mars?

Is there weather on Mars? Short answer: yes! And just like on Earth it varies wildly. Now, thanks to the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer, or MEDA instrument on NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover, we're learning even more about Martian meteorology with daily weather reports. Over to José Antonio Rodríguez-Manfredi at the Spanish Astrobiology Center for more. Find out more about MEDA:...


WEDNESDAY 1. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA at Your Table: Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop Growth

Portal origin URL: NASA at Your Table: Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop GrowthPortal origin nid: 473691Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 14:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Earth is heating up. The effects of human-caused global climate change are becoming more and more apparent as we see more record-breaking heat...

Improving Food Security Through Capacity Building

Portal origin URL: Improving Food Security Through Capacity BuildingPortal origin nid: 473687Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 13:28Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges of food security; however, each region has a common ally: a fleet of Earth observing satellites working around the clock to...

NASA’s Deep Space Network Looks to the Future

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Deep Space Network Looks to the FuturePortal origin nid: 473684Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:02Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The DSN is being upgraded to communicate with more spacecraft than ever before and to accommodate evolving mission needs.Portal image: The 70-meter (330-foot) Deep Space Station...