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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...


TUESDAY 14. JUNE 2022


Citizen Scientists and VR Software Help Find New Insights in NASA Data

Portal origin URL: Citizen Scientists and VR Software Help Find New Insights in NASA DataPortal origin nid: 480669Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 16:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Citizen Scientists and VR Software Help Find New Insights in NASA DataPortal image: A young star surrounded by a disk of gas and...

NASA Invites Media, Public to View Webb Telescope’s First Images

Portal origin URL: NASA Invites Media, Public to View Webb Telescope’s First ImagesPortal origin nid: 480675Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 11:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA, in partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency), will release the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and...

Vacuum Cleaning Phobos: Acquisition of Regolith with a Pneumatic Sampler

PROJECT Pneumatic Sampler (P-SMP) for JAXA’s Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission SNAPSHOT An SMD-sponsored team at Honeybee Robotics is developing a Pneumatic Sampler (P-SMP) to capture material on the surface of Mars’s moon, Phobos, for sample return to Earth. Successful infusion of this capability into JAXA’s MMX mission signifies the success of long-term SMD technology...