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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...

NASA Telescope to Help Untangle Galaxy Growth, Dark Matter Makeup

Portal origin URL: NASA Telescope to Help Untangle Galaxy Growth, Dark Matter MakeupPortal origin nid: 480562Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will study wispy streams of stars that extend far beyond the edges of many galaxies. Astronomers will use these observations to...


MONDAY 13. JUNE 2022


NASA Discoveries Highlighted at American Astronomical Society Meeting

Portal origin URL: NASA Discoveries Highlighted at American Astronomical Society MeetingPortal origin nid: 480641Published: Monday, June 13, 2022 - 09:59Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists will discuss new research from NASA missions – on topics ranging from exoplanets to citizen science discoveries – at the 240th meeting of the American...


SUNDAY 12. JUNE 2022


Update on NASA's TROPICS-1 Mission

Portal origin URL: Update on NASA's TROPICS-1 Mission Portal origin nid: 480636Published: Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 14:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Update on NASA's TROPICS-1 MissionPortal image: Artist's concept of two TROPICS Cubesats as they collect data from...


FRIDAY 10. JUNE 2022


Together We Rise

This Pride Month, NASA celebrates the significant contributions of LGBTQ+ employees, respects the individuality of our employees, and recognizes their contributions to advance NASA’s priorities. We support the positive movement to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equal rights, build community and create awareness for diversity and gender variance. At NASA, we support our employees'...

Hubble Determines Mass of Isolated Black Hole Roaming Our Milky Way Galaxy

Portal origin URL: Hubble Determines Mass of Isolated Black Hole Roaming Our Milky Way GalaxyPortal origin nid: 480481Published: Friday, June 10, 2022 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers estimate that 100 million black holes roam among the stars in our Milky Way galaxy, but they have never conclusively identified an isolated black...

Hubble Investigates an Enigmatic Star Cluster

Portal origin URL: Hubble Investigates an Enigmatic Star ClusterPortal origin nid: 480599Published: Friday, June 10, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Unlike most globular clusters, Ruprecht 106 may be what astronomers call a single population globular cluster.Portal image: bright, rounded cluster of white stars, some with blue or red...


THURSDAY 9. JUNE 2022


NASA to Launch 6 Small Satellites to Monitor, Study Tropical Cyclones

Portal origin URL: NASA to Launch 6 Small Satellites to Monitor, Study Tropical CyclonesPortal origin nid: 480437Published: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This month, NASA is launching the first two of six small satellites to study the formation and development of tropical cyclones almost every hour – about four to...

NASA’s NuSTAR Mission Celebrates 10 Years Studying the X-Ray Universe

Portal origin URL: NASA’s NuSTAR Mission Celebrates 10 Years Studying the X-Ray UniversePortal origin nid: 480593Published: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 10:57Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After a decade of observing some of the hottest, densest, and most energetic regions in our universe, this small but powerful space telescope still has more to...

NASA to Discuss New Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Study Today

Portal origin URL: NASA to Discuss New Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Study TodayPortal origin nid: 480589Published: Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 10:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT today – Thursday, June 9 – to discuss a new study team the agency is commissioning to examine unidentified aerial...


WEDNESDAY 8. JUNE 2022


Hear 'Sounds of the Sea' in Ocean Scientists' Music Project

Portal origin URL: Hear 'Sounds of the Sea' in Ocean Scientists' Music ProjectPortal origin nid: 480335Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This World Oceans Day enjoy a moment of zen with a symphonic tour of the ocean.Portal image: Satellite image of the coast of Queensland, Australia. The top right corner...


TUESDAY 7. JUNE 2022


NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission Completes Main Body of the Spacecraft

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission Completes Main Body of the SpacecraftPortal origin nid: 480482Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 12:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The main body of NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft has been delivered to the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. Over the next two years...

Colossal Collisions Linked to Solar System Science

Portal origin URL: Colossal Collisions Linked to Solar System SciencePortal origin nid: 480443Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A new study shows a deep connection between some of the largest, most energetic events in the Universe and much smaller, weaker ones powered by our own Sun.Portal image: A composite...

NASA-funded Study: Gulf of Maine’s Phytoplankton Productivity Down 65%

Portal origin URL: NASA-funded Study: Gulf of Maine’s Phytoplankton Productivity Down 65%Portal origin nid: 480416Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Gulf of Maine is growing increasingly warm and salty, due to ocean currents pushing warm water into the gulf from the Northwest Atlantic, according to a new...


FRIDAY 3. JUNE 2022


A Big Thank You from Snapshot Wisconsin

Today we’re saying thank you to everyone who has pitched in to classify wildlife photos at snapshotwisconsin.org. Over the last four years you helped scientists model species distributions, measure vegetation phenology, study how deer use habitats to escape extreme temperatures, and much more. Below is a partial list of scientific publications your work has contributed to since 2019. A...

Hubble Gazes at a Dazzling Star Cluster

Portal origin URL: Hubble Gazes at a Dazzling Star ClusterPortal origin nid: 480316Published: Friday, June 3, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The muted red tones of the globular cluster Liller 1 are partially obscured in this image by a dense scattering of piercingly blue stars.Portal image: dense cluster of orange-white stars at...


THURSDAY 2. JUNE 2022


Student-Built, Dime-Sized Instrument Is Venus-bound on NASA’s DAVINCI

Portal origin URL: Student-Built, Dime-Sized Instrument Is Venus-bound on NASA’s DAVINCIPortal origin nid: 479825Published: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Venus Oxygen Fugacity (VfOx) is a small, button-sized sensor aboard NASA’s DAVINCI mission to Venus’ atmosphere that will be designed, fabricated, tested,...


WEDNESDAY 1. JUNE 2022


What's Up: June 2022 Skywatching Tips from NASA

What's Up for June? A planetary breakup, prime viewing for a well-known star cluster, and the constellation Lyra. The gathering of four naked-eye planets we've been enjoying in the morning sky for the past few months – including several close conjunctions, is beginning to break up. Over the next few months, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus will appear increasingly spread out across the...

First Images From NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Coming Soon

Portal origin URL: First Images From NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Coming SoonPortal origin nid: 480263Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will release its first full-color images and...

5 Things to Know About NASA’s New Mineral Dust Detector

Portal origin URL: 5 Things to Know About NASA’s New Mineral Dust Detector Portal origin nid: 480266Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 10:18Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: EMIT20220601Portal image: Dust swirls over the Arabian...

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Resumes Science & Operations, Exits Safe Mode

Portal origin URL: NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Resumes Science & Operations, Exits Safe ModePortal origin nid: 480214Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission returned to normal science and relay operations on May 28, 2022, after recovering from an...


TUESDAY 31. MAY 2022


Exploring the Fundamentals of Space Farming

Results from the Dynamics of Microbiomes in Space (DynaMoS) investigation will compare soil samples full of microbes flown aboard the International Space Station and ground control samples at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). This investigation is spearheaded by Dr. Janet Jansson, principal investigator of DynaMoS and Chief Scientist for Biology in the Biological Sciences Division at Pacific...

Microwave SQUID Multiplexing for Future X-ray Observatories

PROJECT Microwave superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) multiplexing technology development for future x-ray observatories SNAPSHOT A new effort that combines two multiplexing techniques will help enable the large-format spectroscopic detector arrays needed for future x-ray astrophysics missions. Team members testing SQUID multiplexers using cryogenic detector test...


SATURDAY 28. MAY 2022


Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of Jupiter

Portal origin URL: Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of JupiterPortal origin nid: 480049Published: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 20:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On April 9, 2022, as NASA’s Juno mission completed its 41st close flyby of Jupiter, its JunoCam instrument captured what it would look like to ride along with the spacecraft.Portal image: On...


FRIDAY 27. MAY 2022


Hubble Captures Pair of Star-Forming Spirals

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures Pair of Star-Forming SpiralsPortal origin nid: 479777Published: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope looks at two spiral galaxies, collectively known as Arp 303.Portal image: Upper left: nearly edge on spiral with bright-white core,...


THURSDAY 26. MAY 2022


Vision Changes in Space

Video Length: 4:10Scientists are working hard to better understand why vision changes occur for some astronauts in microgravity, while continuously developing strategies to counter those changes. Read this story Video Links: Vision Changes in Space -...

Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds

Portal origin URL: Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky WorldsPortal origin nid: 479882Published: Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers will train Webb’s high-precision spectrographs on two intriguing rocky exoplanets.Portal image: Illustration bright red flaming sunlike planet on the...

Hubble Looks at a Face-On Grand Spiral

Portal origin URL: Hubble Looks at a Face-On Grand SpiralPortal origin nid: 479775Published: Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope features the Grand Design Spiral, NGC 3631, located some 53 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major.Portal...

Hubble Views an Interacting Spiral

Portal origin URL: Hubble Views an Interacting SpiralPortal origin nid: 479771Published: Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This image, taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, features the spiral galaxy NGC 3509.Portal image: spiral galaxy bisects the image from center left to...


WEDNESDAY 25. MAY 2022


Hubble Captures a Galactic Dance

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures a Galactic DancePortal origin nid: 479766Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image finds the large spiral galaxy, NGC 3227, wrapped in a turbulent gravitational dance with its companion, the elliptical galaxy NGC 3226.Portal image: Lower...


TUESDAY 24. MAY 2022


NASA Awards Contract to National Academy of Science

Portal origin URL: NASA Awards Contract to National Academy of SciencePortal origin nid: 479834Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 15:03Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to the National Academy of Science of Washington to conduct studies on questions of national importance within the domain of NASA science and...

Is NASA Aware of Any Earth-Threatening Asteroids? We Asked a NASA Expert

Earth for at least 100 years. But that doesn’t mean we’re not looking. Asteroid expert Davide Farnocchia of our @NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory breaks it down. Learn about how we track asteroids: https://www.nasa.gov/asteroids Producer/Editor: James Lucas Producers: Scott Bednar, Jessica Wilde...

Puzzling Triple Star System

Planet Hunter TESSCitizen scientists have discovered a strange lopsided system consisting of three very massive stars orbiting around one another very rapidly---a rare combination that has scientists asking how this system could have formed. Read...

Puzzling Triple Star System Found by Citizen Scientists Working on Planet Hunters TESS

​Artists impression of an intriguing triple star system where the third star is more massive than the combined mass of the two stars in the binary. Credit: Nora Eisner The Planet Hunters TESS citizen science project asks volunteers to help discover new planets orbiting other stars. But thirty thousand pairs of eyes searching through the data collected by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet...

Hubble Views A Twisted Spiral

Portal origin URL: Hubble Views A Twisted Spiral Portal origin nid: 479703Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NGC 3718 is a highly disturbed spiral galaxy with an unusual, warped shape that looks a bit like a plump letter “s” from Earth, with a thin thread of dark dust snaking through it.Portal...