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Comb the Edges of the Solar System with the Catalina Outer Solar System Survey

Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) are primordial solar-system worlds orbiting out beyond Neptune. The most famous TNO is the dwarf planet Pluto! Today we are launching a new citizen science project called Catalina Outer Solar System Survey where you’ll have the chance of a lifetime---the chance to find a new TNO. The Catalina Sky Survey has been collecting images of the night sky for over...


MONDAY 10. AUGUST 2020


Laser Beams Reflected Between Earth and Moon Boost Science

Portal origin URL: Laser Beams Reflected Between Earth and Moon Boost SciencePortal origin nid: 463451Published: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After launching laser beams for years to NASA's Moon orbiter, scientists receive signal back for the first time.Portal image: Artist depiction of NASA's Lunar...

Mystery Solved: Bright Areas on Ceres Come From Salty Water Below

Portal origin URL: Mystery Solved: Bright Areas on Ceres Come From Salty Water Below Portal origin nid: 463463Published: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Mystery Solved: Bright Areas on Ceres Come From Salty Water BelowPortal image: Images of Occator Crater were pieced together to create this animated...


FRIDAY 7. AUGUST 2020


NASA Sounding Rocket Finds Helium Structures in Sun’s Atmosphere

Portal origin URL: NASA Sounding Rocket Finds Helium Structures in Sun’s AtmospherePortal origin nid: 463429Published: Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists aren’t sure just how much there actually is in the Sun’s atmosphere....


THURSDAY 6. AUGUST 2020


NASA’s MAVEN Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing in Ultraviolet Light

Portal origin URL: NASA’s MAVEN Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing in Ultraviolet LightPortal origin nid: 463357Published: Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Vast areas of the Martian night sky pulse in ultraviolet light, according to images from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. The results are being used to illuminate...


WEDNESDAY 5. AUGUST 2020


Uncovering Our Solar System’s Shape

Portal origin URL: Uncovering Our Solar System’s ShapePortal origin nid: 463367Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists have developed a new prediction of the shape of the bubble surrounding our solar system using a model developed with data from NASA missions.Portal image: Model showing the...

'Shallow Lightning' and 'Mushballs' Reveal Ammonia to NASA's Juno Scientists

Portal origin URL: 'Shallow Lightning' and 'Mushballs' Reveal Ammonia to NASA's Juno Scientists Portal origin nid: 463372Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 08:43Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The spacecraft may have found where the colorless gas has been hiding on the solar system's biggest planetary inhabitant.Portal image: This...

NASA to Reexamine Nicknames for Cosmic Objects

Portal origin URL: NASA to Reexamine Nicknames for Cosmic ObjectsPortal origin nid: 463338Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Distant cosmic objects such as planets, galaxies, and nebulae are sometimes referred to by the scientific community with unofficial nicknames.Portal image: NGC...


TUESDAY 4. AUGUST 2020


New CubeSat’s First Light Shows Clouds and Aerosols

PROJECT Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) SNAPSHOT HARP aims to help identify air pollution, aerosols and clouds. The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter’s measurements help us better understand how clouds and aerosols impact weather, climate, and air quality. The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat achieved “first light” on April 16, 2020. The tiny satellite...

Rocket Sees Curling Waves Above Alaskan Sky

Portal origin URL: Rocket Sees Curling Waves Above Alaskan SkyPortal origin nid: 463259Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The curling waves of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability – appearing briefly in the center of the image before dissipating – may explain how gases mix in otherwise stable layers of the...

Pulsing Stars Distribute Key Ingredient for Life

Portal origin URL: Pulsing Stars Distribute Key Ingredient for Life Portal origin nid: 463328Published: Monday, August 3, 2020 - 18:29Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy examined several types of pulsating stars in our Milky Way galaxy, watching as some spewed carbon, a key ingredient of life as we...


MONDAY 3. AUGUST 2020


What's Up - August 2020

What are some skywatching highlights in August 2020? See the Moon posing with various planets throughout the month, plus catch the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Monday, August 3, 2020 -...

NASA’s Lucy Mission Passes Critical Mission Milestone

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Lucy Mission Passes Critical Mission MilestonePortal origin nid: 463303Published: Monday, August 3, 2020 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Lucy mission's critical components, and subsystems, scientific instrumentation, electrical and communication systems, and navigation systems are coming...


FRIDAY 31. JULY 2020


NASA Sun Data Helps New Model Predict Big Solar Flares

Portal origin URL: NASA Sun Data Helps New Model Predict Big Solar FlaresPortal origin nid: 463252Published: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:36Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun’s biggest flares from the last solar...