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Earth Day 2021 Poster

Eyebrow: Earth ScienceBody: From big to small, we’re all connected. This year’s Earth Day poster was inspired by the beauty and importance of the honey bee. Contributions by Citizen Scientists have helped beekeepers make more informed decisions. Link: Learn...

Happy Earth Day 2021!

Eyebrow: Earth ScienceBody: Astronauts onboard the International Space Station mention the importance of citizen science to studying Earth’s climate. Link: View...

Earth Day Poster 2021

NASA Science Art Director Jenny Mottar explains the inspiration behind the 2021 NASA Earth Day poster. Video...

From Sea to Space, NASA in Silicon Valley Works for Our Changing Earth

Portal origin URL: From Sea to Space, NASA in Silicon Valley Works for Our Changing EarthPortal origin nid: 470171Published: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 09:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: At NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, our researchers and technologies help face the challenges of climate change that impact our...


WEDNESDAY 21. APRIL 2021


NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red PlanetPortal origin nid: 470350Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 14:26Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin,...

NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact

Portal origin URL: NASA to Participate in Tabletop Exercise Simulating Asteroid Impact Portal origin nid: 470347Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 13:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: During the week of April 26, members of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) will participate in a “tabletop exercise” to simulate an asteroid...

Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way’s Outer Reaches

Portal origin URL: Astronomers Release New All-Sky Map of Milky Way’s Outer Reaches Portal origin nid: 470335Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:56Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter...

NASA's Webb to Study Young Exoplanets on the Edge

Portal origin URL: NASA's Webb to Study Young Exoplanets on the EdgePortal origin nid: 470303Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 09:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Seeing distant exoplanets isn’t easy and trying to detect them is like straining to see a firefly next to a lighthouse. That’s why astronomers have identified most of the more...


TUESDAY 20. APRIL 2021


Earth’s cryosphere is vital for everyone. Here’s how NASA keeps track of its changes.

Portal origin URL: Earth’s cryosphere is vital for everyone. Here’s how NASA keeps track of its changes.Portal origin nid: 470301Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:02Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Everything in our planet — the land, the water, the air, us — is intertwined by the various chemical, physical, and biological processes that...

Downstream Consequences: How NASA Satellites Track Harmful Algal Blooms

Portal origin URL: Downstream Consequences: How NASA Satellites Track Harmful Algal BloomsPortal origin nid: 470258Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 10:49Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Fertilizers used in farming contain high amounts of nutrients, such as phosphorous, to help crops grow. But these same nutrients can cause unwanted plant growth...

First Video of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight

In this video captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover, the agency's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took the first powered, controlled flight on another planet on April 19, 2021. The rover was parked at “Van Zyl Overlook,” about 211 feet (64.3 meters) away in Mars' Jezero Crater and chronicled the flight operations with its cameras. These images from the rover’s Mastcam-Z cameras show...


MONDAY 19. APRIL 2021


Earth Day Connections: NASA Investigates Vegetation

Portal origin URL: Earth Day Connections: NASA Investigates VegetationPortal origin nid: 470261Published: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: From the vantage point of space, NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites investigates connections between ecosystems that are continents apart, or right next door.Portal...

Hide and Seek – How NASA’s Lucy Mission Team Discovered Eurybates' Satellite

Portal origin URL: Hide and Seek – How NASA’s Lucy Mission Team Discovered Eurybates' SatellitePortal origin nid: 470252Published: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Jan. 9, 2020, NASA’s Lucy mission officially announced that it would be visiting not seven, but eight asteroids. As it turns out, Eurybates, one of...

Saharan Dust Forecasts Minimize Health Risks in the Caribbean

Portal origin URL: Saharan Dust Forecasts Minimize Health Risks in the CaribbeanPortal origin nid: 470229Published: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Saharan Dust Forecasts Minimize Health Risks in the CaribbeanPortal image: View of earth from...

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First FlightPortal origin nid: 470246Published: Monday, April 19, 2021 - 07:22Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the...


SATURDAY 17. APRIL 2021


NASA’s NICER Probes the Squeezability of Neutron Stars

Portal origin URL: NASA’s NICER Probes the Squeezability of Neutron StarsPortal origin nid: 470204Published: Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Matter in the hearts of neutron stars – dense remnants of exploded massive stars – takes the most extreme form we can measure. Now, thanks to data from NASA’s NICER, an...


FRIDAY 16. APRIL 2021


Growing Beyond Earth-a Citizen Science Project

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: Learn how the Growing Beyond Earth Program teaches students how to conduct research similar to how plants are being grown in the Veggie chamber on the International Space Station.  Link: Read...

Growing Beyond Earth-a Citizen Science Project

Left: 6th grade student Kailani Labady watering newly planted seeds in a Growing Beyond Earth growth chamber, José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy, Hialeah, Florida. Right: Dr. Shannon Walker watering seedlings, including a plant variety selected through GBE student research, in a Veggie growth chamber on the International Space Station. Crewed exploration beyond Earth orbit, such as a Journey to...

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring in 1st Complete View

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring in 1st Complete ViewPortal origin nid: 470209Published: Friday, April 16, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has given scientists the first complete look at Venus’ orbital dust ring, a collection of microscopic dust particles...

Hubble Watches Cosmic Light Bend

Portal origin URL: Hubble Watches Cosmic Light BendPortal origin nid: 470178Published: Friday, April 16, 2021 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Hubble captured this image of the galaxy cluster Abell 2813 demonstrating spectacularly the concept of gravitational lensing.Portal image: Hubble image of galaxy cluster Abell 2813 (also known as...