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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...


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...


THURSDAY 30. JULY 2020


Mars2020 Launches Successfully

Perseverance has successfully launched and 'called home," now it has quite the trip ahead. It will reach Mars on Feb. 18, 2021, touching down on the surface of Jezero Crater. The rover will search for signs of past microbial life and help scientists better understand the geology and climate of the Red Planet. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, July 30,...

NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

Portal origin URL: NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet Portal origin nid: 463224Published: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 08:56Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.Portal...


TUESDAY 28. JULY 2020


NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Carry First Spacesuit Materials to Mars

Portal origin URL: NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Carry First Spacesuit Materials to MarsPortal origin nid: 463154Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 08:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In a Q&A, spacesuit designer Amy Ross explains how five samples, including a piece of helmet visor, will be tested aboard the rover, which is targeting a July 30...


MONDAY 27. JULY 2020


NASA's AIRS Sees Hurricane Douglas, Tropical Storm Hanna From Space

Portal origin URL: NASA's AIRS Sees Hurricane Douglas, Tropical Storm Hanna From Space Portal origin nid: 463078Published: Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 20:18Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Wild weather sweeping in from the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico is bringing flooding rains, high winds, and dangerous storm surges to Hawaii and Texas.Portal...


SATURDAY 25. JULY 2020


A Growing Market at Gravity's Edge

Video Length: 4:27The commercialization of low-Earth orbit is enabling a new market in space, while aiding NASA in its mission of exploration and discovery. Read this story Video Links: A Growing Market at Gravity’s Edge -...


FRIDAY 24. JULY 2020



THURSDAY 23. JULY 2020


NASA and Zooniverse Announce Partnership

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: NASA and Zooniverse will work together to engage participants in projects that span the wide range of NASA’s science divisions: astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science, and earth science. Link: Read...

NASA and Zooniverse Announce Partnership

NASA and Zooniverse will work together to engage participants in projects that span the wide range of NASA’s science divisions: astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science, and earth science. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, July 23, 2020 -...


WEDNESDAY 22. JULY 2020


NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Passes Flight Readiness Review

Portal origin URL: NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Passes Flight Readiness ReviewPortal origin nid: 462985Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 16:04Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission cleared its Flight Readiness Review Wednesday, an important milestone on its way to the launch pad.Portal image: Nose...

Curious Universe Podcast: We're Going to Mars!

We’re going to Mars! NASA’s Perseverance rover will head to Mars this summer to search for signs of ancient life. Christina Hernandez and Mitch Schulte tell us all about Mars Perseverance in this special edition episode of NASA’s Curious Universe. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 -...


TUESDAY 21. JULY 2020


Register for our Panel on Data Mash-Ups: Using Citizen Science Data in Conjunction with Other NASA Data Sets

When: July 22, 2020 / 3:30 PM Eastern Time Panel: Data Mash-Ups: Using Citizen Science Data in Conjunction with Other NASA Data Sets with Dr. Aaron Meisner, NSF's NOIRLab; Dr. J. Brant Dodson, Science Systems and Applications, Inc.; Dr. Heather J. Lynch, IACS Endowed Chair of Ecology & Evolution at Stony Brook University Citizen science efforts are frequently used to groundtruth or...


FRIDAY 17. JULY 2020



THURSDAY 16. JULY 2020


NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope Target Launch Date

Portal origin URL: NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope Target Launch DatePortal origin nid: 462828Published: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 13:17Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus...

Comet NEOWISE Seen in an Aurora-Filled Sky

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: Comet NEOWISE is visible in an aurora-filled sky in this photo by Aurorasaurus Ambassador Donna Lach. The photo was taken early on July 14, 2020, in western Manitoba, Canada. Link: Read...

Comet NEOWISE Seen in an Aurora-Filled Sky

Comet NEOWISE is visible in an aurora-filled sky in this photo by Aurorasaurus Ambassador Donna Lach. The photo was taken early on July 14, 2020, in western Manitoba, Canada. The purple ribbon-like structure to the left is STEVE, an aurora-related phenomenon discovered with the help of citizen scientists working with the Aurorasaurus project. The bright streak near the top of the image is a...

ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter Returns First Data, Snaps Closest Pictures of the Sun

Portal origin URL: ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter Returns First Data, Snaps Closest Pictures of the SunPortal origin nid: 462804Published: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 08:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The first images from the Solar Orbiter spacecraft are now available to the public, including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun.Portal...


WEDNESDAY 15. JULY 2020


Comet NEOWISE Seen in an Aurora-Filled Sky

Portal origin URL: Comet NEOWISE Seen in an Aurora-Filled SkyPortal origin nid: 462798Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 15:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Comet NEOWISE is visible in an aurora-filled sky in this photo taken on July 14, 2020, by Aurorasaurus Ambassador Donna Lach.Portal image: Comet NEOWISE appears in a sky streaked with...

NASA to Provide Update on James Webb Space Telescope

Portal origin URL: NASA to Provide Update on James Webb Space TelescopePortal origin nid: 462795Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s next...

A Decade of Sun

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around the Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This information has enabled countless new discoveries about the workings of our closest star and...

July 15! 2020 Goddard Summer Film Fest

The Goddard Office of Communications hosts a virtual showcase of their latest productions at the eleventh annual Goddard Film Festival, highlighting the center’s achievements over the past year in astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics and planetary science. The videos showcases recent and upcoming missions and events such as the James Webb Space Telescope, Operation IceBridge, Landsat,...


TUESDAY 14. JULY 2020


‘Disk Detective’ Needs Your Help Finding Disks Where Planets Form

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: Planets form from gas and dust particles swirling around baby stars in enormous spinning disks. But because this process takes millions of years, scientists can only learn about these disks by finding and studying a lot of different examples. Through a project called Disk Detective, you can help.Link: Learn...

How to See Comet NEOWISE

Portal origin URL: How to See Comet NEOWISEPortal origin nid: 462743Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 11:53Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: How to See Comet NEOWISEPortal image: Comet NEOWISE - Credit: Bill...

6 Things to Know About NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Portal origin URL: 6 Things to Know About NASA's Ingenuity Mars HelicopterPortal origin nid: 462741Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 11:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The first helicopter attempting to fly on another planet is a marvel of engineering. Get up to speed with these key facts about its plans.Portal image: In this illustration,...

Exploring a New Approach for Measuring Water Vapor on Earth and Mars

PROJECT Vapor Inside-cloud Profiling Radar (VIPR) and WAter Sounding Short-range Radar (WASSR) SNAPSHOT NASA researchers are exploring a new radar-based method to map water vapor both in Earth’s atmosphere and near the surface of Mars. Some members of the VIPR/WASSR team preparing to test a VIPR from an aircraft (from left to right: Jose Siles, Richard Roy, Luis Millán, and Ken...


MONDAY 13. JULY 2020


NASA, ESA to Release First Images from Solar Orbiter Mission

Portal origin URL: NASA, ESA to Release First Images from Solar Orbiter MissionPortal origin nid: 462710Published: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 11:51Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) will release the first data captured by Solar Orbiter, the joint ESA/NASA mission to study the Sun, during an online news...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems Test

Portal origin URL: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems TestPortal origin nid: 462706Published: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 09:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been assembled into its final form, testing teams seized the unique opportunity to perform a critical software and...