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Novel NASA Instrument Sets Sights on Earth-bound Solar Radiation

Portal origin URL: Novel NASA Instrument Sets Sights on Earth-bound Solar RadiationPortal origin nid: 481007Published: Friday, July 1, 2022 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A very small instrument has a big job ahead of it: measuring all Earth-directed energy coming from the Sun and helping scientists understand how that energy influences our...

Hubble Delves into Cosmic Treasure Trove

Portal origin URL: Hubble Delves into Cosmic Treasure TrovePortal origin nid: 480964Published: Friday, July 1, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the sparkling globular cluster NGC 6569 in the constellation Sagittarius.Portal image: stars fill the image; center holds sphere of...


THURSDAY 30. JUNE 2022


Artemis I: We Are Capable

Twin solid rocket boosters that will produce a combined 7.2 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, a towering core stage, and the only human-rated spacecraft in the world capable of deep space travel – together, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft stand ready to usher in a new chapter of exploration. Now fully assembled at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, SLS and...

NASA Selects 5 Proposals to Provide New Insights from Openly Available Data in the Physical Sciences Informatics System

Proposals selected from the Physical Sciences Informatics program element extend the use of data gathered on the International Space Station (ISS). Image Credit: NASA NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program has selected five ground-based proposals in response to the Physical Sciences Informatics System call for proposals. This program element is part of Science Mission Directorate...


WEDNESDAY 29. JUNE 2022


NASA’s Stratospheric Balloon Mission Gets Telescope With Giant Mirror

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Stratospheric Balloon Mission Gets Telescope With Giant MirrorPortal origin nid: 480962Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 09:35Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Telescopes designed to operate in space have to be constructed differently than those meant to operate on the ground. But what about telescopes that operate in...

NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Takes Readers on a Journey to Curious Worlds

Portal origin URL: NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Takes Readers on a Journey to Curious WorldsPortal origin nid: 480661Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope team has released a new edition in the Hubble Focus e-book series, called “Hubble Focus: Strange New Worlds.”Portal...


TUESDAY 28. JUNE 2022


Next-generation Radar Receiver Set to Supply Scientists with Improved Weather Data

PROJECT Global Navigation Satellite System bistatic radar receiver (NGRx) SNAPSHOT An SMD-sponsored team is developing a new radar receiver that will enable future spaceborne instruments to process more signals and produce data at much higher resolution—greatly enhancing scientists’ ability to study storms, observe polar ice, predict floods, and measure sea surface height. In 2018,...

Help NASA Scientists Find Clouds on Mars

Portal origin URL: Help NASA Scientists Find Clouds on MarsPortal origin nid: 480945Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 11:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: By identifying clouds in data collected by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the public can increase scientists’ understanding of the Red Planet’s atmosphere.Portal image: NASA’s...


MONDAY 27. JUNE 2022


Love spectacular photos of Jupiter?

A new NASA citizen science project, Jovian Vortex Hunter, seeks your help spotting vortices---spiral wind patterns—and other phenomena in gorgeous photos of the planet Jupiter. Learn...

Love spectacular photos of Jupiter? Become a Jovian Vortex Hunter!

At Jovian Vortex Hunter, you’ll examine gorgeous images of Jupiter like this one. Credit: NASA Help astrophysicists analyze the stunning images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft! https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html A new NASA citizen science project, Jovian Vortex Hunter, seeks your help spotting vortices---spiral wind patterns—and other phenomena in gorgeous photos...

NASA’s Curiosity Takes Inventory of Key Life Ingredient on Mars

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Curiosity Takes Inventory of Key Life Ingredient on MarsPortal origin nid: 480597Published: Monday, June 27, 2022 - 15:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists using NASA’s Curiosity rover measured the total organic carbon – a key component in the molecules of life – in Martian rocks for the first time.Portal...

NASA Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star Conditions

Portal origin URL: NASA Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star ConditionsPortal origin nid: 480918Published: Monday, June 27, 2022 - 13:35Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On the heels of a successful launch on June 26, NASA is set to launch two more sounding rockets from northern Australia during the first half of July. These missions...

Studying Galaxy Growth Spurts in the Early Universe with NASA’s Roman

Portal origin URL: Studying Galaxy Growth Spurts in the Early Universe with NASA’s RomanPortal origin nid: 480213Published: Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Some 2 to 3 billion years after the big bang most galaxies went through a growth spurt, forming stars at a rate hundreds of times higher than we see in our own...


FRIDAY 24. JUNE 2022


NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission

Portal origin URL: NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid MissionPortal origin nid: 480893Published: Friday, June 24, 2022 - 13:41Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA announced Friday that the Psyche asteroid mission – the agency’s first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid – will not make its planned 2022 launch...

Hubble Captures a Galactic Menagerie

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures a Galactic Menagerie Portal origin nid: 480840Published: Friday, June 24, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this massive galaxy cluster, called Abell 1351, with its Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys. Abell 1351 lies in the constellation Ursa...


THURSDAY 23. JUNE 2022


NASA Tracks COVID-19’s Atmospheric Fingerprint

The COVID-19-related lockdowns granted scientists an unexpected and detailed glimpse as to how human activities impact atmospheric composition. Two recent studies, one focusing on nitrogen oxide and the other examining CO2 concentrations, were able to detect the atmospheric ‘fingerprint’ of the lockdowns in unprecedented detail. Music: The Mysterious Staircase by Brice Davoli [SACEM],...


WEDNESDAY 22. JUNE 2022


Making the Invisible Visible: The Remarkable Journey of a Powerhouse Space Microscope

In the International Space Station's Destiny laboratory, NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, conducts a session with the Preliminary Advanced Colloids Experiment (PACE) at the Light Microscopy Module (LMM) in the Fluids Integrated Rack / Fluids Combustion Facility (FIR/FCF). PACE is designed to investigate the capability of conducting high magnification colloid experiments...

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Recognized for Decades of Outreach

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Recognized for Decades of OutreachPortal origin nid: 480808Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 13:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's APOD has been honored by the International Astronomical Union for decades of outreach.Portal image: The Whirlpool galaxy's blue spiral arms are...

NASA’s Curiosity Captures Stunning Views of a Changing Mars Landscape

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Curiosity Captures Stunning Views of a Changing Mars LandscapePortal origin nid: 480798Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 09:27Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: curiosity20220622Portal image: NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured this view of a sulfate-bearing...


TUESDAY 21. JUNE 2022


NASA Sounding Rocket Mission Seeks Source of X-rays Emanating From Inner Galaxy

Portal origin URL: NASA Sounding Rocket Mission Seeks Source of X-rays Emanating From Inner GalaxyPortal origin nid: 480782Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: To human eyes, the night sky between the stars appears dark, the void of space. But X-ray telescopes capture a profoundly different view. Like a distant...


FRIDAY 17. JUNE 2022


Hubble Snaps a Sea of Sequins

Portal origin URL: Hubble Snaps a Sea of SequinsPortal origin nid: 480688Published: Friday, June 17, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This star-studded image shows the globular cluster Terzan 9 in the constellation Sagittarius, toward the center of the Milky Way.Portal image: Bright-white stars dot the entire scene but are...


THURSDAY 16. JUNE 2022


The Coronal Veil: Are the Sun’s Magnetic Arches an Optical Illusion?

Portal origin URL: The Coronal Veil: Are the Sun’s Magnetic Arches an Optical Illusion?Portal origin nid: 480730Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 11:36Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In extreme ultraviolet light, the Sun resembles a rumpled ball of yarn. It teems with giant radiant arcs known as coronal loops soaring through the Sun’s corona....


WEDNESDAY 15. JUNE 2022


Dead Star Caught Ripping Up Planetary System

Portal origin URL: Dead Star Caught Ripping Up Planetary SystemPortal origin nid: 480650Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 17:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Both rocky and icy bodies were identified among the debris on the surface of a white dwarf starPortal image: Bright white dwarf star at center of the image, a disk of dust and rocks...

NASA’s ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the Heat

Portal origin URL: NASA’s ECOSTRESS Sees Las Vegas Streets Turn Up the HeatPortal origin nid: 480720Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 16:49Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An instrument on the space station documented how built and natural surfaces responded to record heat in Las Vegas.Portal image: NASA’s ECOSTRESS instrument recorded...

NASA’s Chandra Catches Pulsar in X-ray Speed Trap

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Chandra Catches Pulsar in X-ray Speed TrapPortal origin nid: 480699Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 16:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A young pulsar is blazing through the Milky Way at a speed of over a million miles per hour. This stellar speedster, witnessed by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, is one of the...