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High-Precision X-Ray Instrument Will Make Its First Trip to Space

Portal origin URL: High-Precision X-Ray Instrument Will Make Its First Trip to SpacePortal origin nid: 482962Published: Friday, September 23, 2022 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A new X-ray instrument will scan an exploded star while testing technology for future NASA missions.Portal image: image of plumes of gas and dust in blue...

Hubble Unveils an Astronomical Explosion

Portal origin URL: Hubble Unveils an Astronomical ExplosionPortal origin nid: 482887Published: Friday, September 23, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A shroud of thick gas and dust surrounds a bright young star in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.Portal image: Bright orange-gold cloud fills the center and...


THURSDAY 22. SEPTEMBER 2022


NASA’s Juno Will Perform Close Flyby of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Juno Will Perform Close Flyby of Jupiter’s Icy Moon EuropaPortal origin nid: 482961Published: Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 14:43Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: As the spacecraft makes a close approach of the moon, it is expected to provide valuable science – and remarkable imagery – for NASA’s upcoming Europa...

2022 Arctic Summer Sea Ice Tied for 10th-Lowest on Record

Portal origin URL: 2022 Arctic Summer Sea Ice Tied for 10th-Lowest on RecordPortal origin nid: 482944Published: Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: According to satellite observations, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 18, 2022.Portal image: This image visualizes sea ice change in the...


WEDNESDAY 21. SEPTEMBER 2022


New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in Decades

Portal origin URL: New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in DecadesPortal origin nid: 482884Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune.Portal image: Neptune, opalescent with...


TUESDAY 20. SEPTEMBER 2022


DART Tests Autonomous Navigation System Using Jupiter and Europa

Portal origin URL: DART Tests Autonomous Navigation System Using Jupiter and EuropaPortal origin nid: 482900Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 13:52Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After capturing images of one of the brightest stars in Earth’s night sky, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test’s (DART) camera recently set its sights on another...

SAGE III Sees Tonga Aerosols, Water Vapor Months After Eruption

Portal origin URL: SAGE III Sees Tonga Aerosols, Water Vapor Months After EruptionPortal origin nid: 482898Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 12:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A key part of NASA's climate observing system, the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III instrument on the International Space Station (ISS)...

Eyes on the Snow as Water Supplies Dwindle

Portal origin URL: Eyes on the Snow as Water Supplies DwindlePortal origin nid: 482893Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Water departments in the West are using maps and models originally created by a NASA team to help track water.Portal image: Photo of small plane on...

NASA’s Former Webb Telescope Director Receives Top Federal Award

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Former Webb Telescope Director Receives Top Federal AwardPortal origin nid: 482886Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 07:17Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s former program director of the James Webb Space Telescope, Gregory L. Robinson, will be honored with the 2022 Federal Employee of the Year medal, a...


MONDAY 19. SEPTEMBER 2022


Behind the Spacecraft: NASA's DART, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test

NASA is crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid… on purpose! Our #DARTmission is a first-of-its-kind #PlanetaryDefense test to change the motion of an asteroid in space so that we could use this technique if an asteroid were ever discovered to be a threat to Earth. Follow DART: www.nasa.gov/DART The DART mission is a test of a technique that could be used to mitigate the threat of an...

NASA’s InSight ‘Hears’ Its First Meteoroid Impacts on Mars

Portal origin URL: NASA’s InSight ‘Hears’ Its First Meteoroid Impacts on MarsPortal origin nid: 482875Published: Monday, September 19, 2022 - 10:54Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Mars lander’s seismometer has picked up vibrations from four separate impacts in the past two years.Portal image: These craters were formed by a Sept. 5,...

NASA Study: Small Craters Add Up to Wandering Poles on Moon

Portal origin URL: NASA Study: Small Craters Add Up to Wandering Poles on MoonPortal origin nid: 482860Published: Monday, September 19, 2022 - 09:31Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A team based at NASA used computer simulations to “erase” thousands of craters from the Moon’s surface, as if turning back the clock 4.25 billion years to a time...


FRIDAY 16. SEPTEMBER 2022


Hubble Captures a Starry Scene

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures a Starry ScenePortal origin nid: 482790Published: Friday, September 16, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A glittering multitude of stars in the globular cluster Terzan 4 fills this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.Portal image: reddish-gold fill the scene, bright blue-white stars dot...


THURSDAY 15. SEPTEMBER 2022


NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars Terrain

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Investigates Geologically Rich Mars TerrainPortal origin nid: 482795Published: Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:33Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Perseverance rover is well into its second science campaign, collecting rock-core samples from features within an area long considered by scientists...

NASA and Google Team up to Better Track Local Air Pollution

Portal origin URL: NASA and Google Team up to Better Track Local Air PollutionPortal origin nid: 482791Published: Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and Google broadened an existing partnership to help local governments improve their monitoring and prediction of air quality for better decision making.Portal...


WEDNESDAY 14. SEPTEMBER 2022


DART’s Small Satellite Companion Takes Flight Ahead of Impact

Portal origin URL: DART’s Small Satellite Companion Takes Flight Ahead of ImpactPortal origin nid: 482789Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 17:59Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Team members on NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — the world’s first planetary defense test mission — confirmed the spacecraft’s own...

Hubble Studies a Spectacular Spiral

Portal origin URL: Hubble Studies a Spectacular SpiralPortal origin nid: 482716Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The galaxy NGC 1961 unfurls its gorgeous spiral arms in this newly released image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.Portal image: bright spiral galaxy fills the scene. Dark...


TUESDAY 13. SEPTEMBER 2022


NASA Announces Pending Departure of Science Associate Administrator

Portal origin URL: NASA Announces Pending Departure of Science Associate AdministratorPortal origin nid: 482758Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 12:13Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, will leave the agency at the end of 2022, after six years of dedicated...


MONDAY 12. SEPTEMBER 2022


NASA to Host Briefing on Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Operations

Portal origin URL: NASA to Host Briefing on Perseverance Mars Rover Mission OperationsPortal origin nid: 482717Published: Monday, September 12, 2022 - 09:49Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will host a briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. PDT) on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to provide...


FRIDAY 9. SEPTEMBER 2022


Hubble Sees Two Overlapping Galaxies

Portal origin URL: Hubble Sees Two Overlapping GalaxiesPortal origin nid: 482590Published: Friday, September 9, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope imaged these two overlapping spiral galaxies named SDSS J115331 and LEDA 2073461, which lie more than a billion light-years from Earth.Portal image: center...


THURSDAY 8. SEPTEMBER 2022


NASA's Hubble Finds Spiraling Stars, Providing Window into Early Universe

Portal origin URL: NASA's Hubble Finds Spiraling Stars, Providing Window into Early UniversePortal origin nid: 482573Published: Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers find the spiral may be feeding star formation in a nearby stellar nurseryPortal image: Bright-white stars in a cloud of blue. Superimposed...


WEDNESDAY 7. SEPTEMBER 2022


US Postal Service Celebrates NASA’s Webb Telescope With New Stamp

Portal origin URL: US Postal Service Celebrates NASA’s Webb Telescope With New StampPortal origin nid: 482593Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 15:29Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp celebrating NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most powerful, and most complex science telescope...

How Will We Know if NASA’s DART Mission Successfully Changed an Asteroid’s Orbit?

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, also known as DART, is humanity’s first attempt to change the motion of a non-hazardous asteroid in space by intentionally crashing a spacecraft into it. After impact, ground-based observatories across the globe will turn their eyes to the skies to determine if this planetary defense test was successful. In this vode, NASA visits Lowell...

DART Sets Sights on Asteroid Target

Portal origin URL: DART Sets Sights on Asteroid TargetPortal origin nid: 482586Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft recently got its first look at Didymos, the double-asteroid system that includes its target, Dimorphos.Portal image: Image of the...


TUESDAY 6. SEPTEMBER 2022


Artificial Gravity Provides Partial Protection for Biology in Space

Portal origin URL: Artificial Gravity Provides Partial Protection for Biology in SpacePortal origin nid: 482569Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 12:56Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New findings from a study using fruit flies on the International Space Station suggest that space travel has an impact on the central nervous system, but that...