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Langley Scientist Participates in Arizona SciTech Panel Discussion

Marilé Colón Robles, a project scientist for NASA's GLOBE Clouds citizen science program, participated in a recent virtual panel discussion on Hispanic leaders in science and space as part of the 2021 Arizona SciTech Festival. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, February 26, 2021 -...


FRIDAY 26. FEBRUARY 2021


Become one of NASA’s Next Generation of Scientists

Ask any scientist or researcher when they first became interested in their profession, and many will say it was while they were in high school. NASA is capitalizing on this by growing the nation’s next generation of scientists while they are rising juniors and seniors. GeneLab for High Schools, or GL4HS, is an intensive four-week program, sponsored by NASA’s Biological and Physical...


THURSDAY 25. FEBRUARY 2021


Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids

Portal origin URL: Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's AsteroidsPortal origin nid: 468640Published: Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way.Portal...


WEDNESDAY 24. FEBRUARY 2021


Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus

Portal origin URL: Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of VenusPortal origin nid: 468665Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 14:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.Portal image: A black and white image showing one hemisphere of...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing SitePortal origin nid: 468661Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or...

NASA Snow Campaign Digs Deep in 2021

Portal origin URL: NASA Snow Campaign Digs Deep in 2021Portal origin nid: 467985Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Whether the first snowflakes of winter fill you with glee or make you groan, winter snowfall is a crucial water source for drinking, agriculture and hydropower for more than 1 billion people...


TUESDAY 23. FEBRUARY 2021


NASA Mission Seeks to Understand Bright Night-Shining Clouds by Creating One

Portal origin URL: NASA Mission Seeks to Understand Bright Night-Shining Clouds by Creating OnePortal origin nid: 468555Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers with NASA’s Super Soaker mission, a small suborbital rocket launched in Alaska, created an artificial ice cloud to study how water vapor...

Episode 29 - We Landed on Mars

The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST). Video...

Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova

Portal origin URL: Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous SupernovaPortal origin nid: 468542Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 19:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers now have evidence from two X-ray telescopes (Chandra and NuSTAR) for a key component of a famous supernova remnant. This latest study shows that a...


MONDAY 22. FEBRUARY 2021


NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red PlanetPortal origin nid: 468529Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 13:25Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent,...

How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?

Portal origin URL: How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?Portal origin nid: 468521Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:21Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Feb. 22, 1906, German astrophotographer Max Wolf helped reshape our understanding of the solar system. He discovered the first of a small body of asteroids trapped in...

NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black Hole

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black HolePortal origin nid: 468463Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based...

Microbes Survive Balloon Ride to Mars-Like Habitat in the Sky

Portal origin URL: Microbes Survive Balloon Ride to Mars-Like Habitat in the SkyPortal origin nid: 467739Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Microbes Survive Balloon Ride to Mars-Like Habitat in the SkyPortal image: MARSBOx with Earth...


FRIDAY 19. FEBRUARY 2021


NASA’s Mars Helicopter Reports In

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Mars Helicopter Reports In Portal origin nid: 468504Published: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 17:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The technology demonstration has phoned home from where it is attached to the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover.Portal image: n this illustration, NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter stands...

NASA Missions Make Unprecedented Map of Sun’s Magnetic Field

Portal origin URL: NASA Missions Make Unprecedented Map of Sun’s Magnetic FieldPortal origin nid: 468436Published: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For the first time, a NASA mission has made multi-height measurements of the solar chromosphere’s magnetic field. The observations extend our measurement capability...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars LandingPortal origin nid: 468476Published: Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:47Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Less than a day after NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

Big ideas in small packages takes off

On Feb. 20, 2021, Northrop Grumman will launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard an Antares rocket to deliver several tons of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station for its 15th resupply mission (CRS-15). Included in these bulky supplies will be a handful of items that weigh no more than a few grams – a sampling of seeds, some microscopic proteins, and a few small worms....


THURSDAY 18. FEBRUARY 2021


Touchdown! NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

Portal origin URL: Touchdown! NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red PlanetPortal origin nid: 468441Published: Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 15:42Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million...


WEDNESDAY 17. FEBRUARY 2021


DART Launch Moves to Secondary Window

Portal origin URL: DART Launch Moves to Secondary WindowPortal origin nid: 468360Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 11:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), NASA's first flight demonstration for planetary defense, seeks to test and validate a method to protect Earth in case of an asteroid impact...

NASA-funded Network Tracks the Recent Rise and Fall of Ozone Depleting Pollutants

Portal origin URL: NASA-funded Network Tracks the Recent Rise and Fall of Ozone Depleting Pollutants Portal origin nid: 468366Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth’s...


TUESDAY 16. FEBRUARY 2021


NASA’s Next Mars Rover Is Ready for the Most Precise Landing Yet

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Next Mars Rover Is Ready for the Most Precise Landing YetPortal origin nid: 468350Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 10:52Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: What to expect when the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover arrives at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021.Portal image: Illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover begins...

Terrain Relative Navigation: Landing Between the Hazards

PROJECT Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN) SNAPSHOT To land accurately and avoid hazardous terrain, NASA has developed an autonomous, vision-based system for landmark recognition, spacecraft position estimation, and spacecraft retargeting, which will be used on Mars 2020 and potentially other future missions. Members of the TRN team preparing for the LVS Field Test. PI Andrew Johnson is...


FRIDAY 12. FEBRUARY 2021


NASA's TESS Discovers New Worlds in a River of Young Stars

Portal origin URL: NASA's TESS Discovers New Worlds in a River of Young StarsPortal origin nid: 468318Published: Friday, February 12, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a trio of hot worlds larger than Earth orbiting a young version of our Sun called TOI 451Portal...