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Mars-Directed CME Erupts from the Sun

Portal origin URL: Mars-Directed CME Erupts from the SunPortal origin nid: 470381Published: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 16:04Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and ESA Sun-watching spacecraft see a coronal mass ejection headed for Mars.Portal...

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...


THURSDAY 15. APRIL 2021


NASA's OSIRIS-REx Leaves its Mark on Asteroid Bennu

Portal origin URL: NASA's OSIRIS-REx Leaves its Mark on Asteroid BennuPortal origin nid: 470124Published: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Like boot prints on the Moon, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft left its mark on asteroid Bennu. New images — taken during the spacecraft's final fly-over on April 7 before...

New NASA Visualization Probes the Light-bending Dance of Binary Black Holes

Portal origin URL: New NASA Visualization Probes the Light-bending Dance of Binary Black HolesPortal origin nid: 470172Published: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A pair of orbiting black holes millions of times the Sun’s mass perform a hypnotic dance in a new NASA visualization. The movie traces how the black holes...

SHIELDS Up! NASA Rocket to Survey Our Solar System’s Windshield

Portal origin URL: SHIELDS Up! NASA Rocket to Survey Our Solar System’s WindshieldPortal origin nid: 470175Published: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The soon-to-launch SHIELDS sounding rocket will observe light interstellar particles drifting into our solar system. They could reveal new details about interstellar...


WEDNESDAY 14. APRIL 2021


Pepper Seeds Ready to Spice Up Space Station

Portal origin URL: Pepper Seeds Ready to Spice Up Space StationPortal origin nid: 470127Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:48Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center plant pepper seeds in seed carriers inside the Space Life Sciences Lab on April 8, 2021, as part of the Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04)...

Telescopes Unite in Unprecedented Observations of Famous Black Hole

Portal origin URL: Telescopes Unite in Unprecedented Observations of Famous Black HolePortal origin nid: 470105Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in the galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement...


TUESDAY 13. APRIL 2021


How NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Will Uncover Lonesome Black Holes

Portal origin URL: How NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Will Uncover Lonesome Black HolesPortal origin nid: 470046Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's microlensing survey also provide the best opportunity yet to definitively detect solitary stellar-mass black holes for...


MONDAY 12. APRIL 2021


Landsat Shows the Collapse of Northern California Kelp Forests

Eyebrow: Earth ScienceBody: Landsat imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern California has dropped by more than 95 percent, with just a few small, isolated patches of bull kelp remaining. Species-rich kelp forests have been replaced by “urchin barrens,” where purple sea urchins cover a seafloor devoid of kelp and other algae. Link: Read...

Landsat Shows the Collapse of Northern California Kelp Forests

Landsat imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern California has dropped by more than 95 percent, with just a few small, isolated patches of bull kelp remaining. Species-rich kelp forests have been replaced by “urchin barrens,” where purple sea urchins cover a seafloor devoid of kelp and other algae. News Article Type: Homepage...


FRIDAY 9. APRIL 2021


El helicóptero de Marte de la NASA intentará realizar su primer vuelo el domingo

Portal origin URL: El helicóptero de Marte de la NASA intentará realizar su primer vuelo el domingoPortal origin nid: 470005Published: Friday, April 9, 2021 - 12:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: El helicóptero Ingenuity Mars de la NASA está a dos días de llevar a cabo el primer intento de la humanidad de realizar un vuelo controlado y con motor...

NASA’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt Sunday

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt SundayPortal origin nid: 470003Published: Friday, April 9, 2021 - 11:56Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.Portal...


THURSDAY 8. APRIL 2021


NASA Awards Global Change Research Support Services Contract

Portal origin URL: NASA Awards Global Change Research Support Services ContractPortal origin nid: 469984Published: Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 15:57Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has awarded the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Support Services contract to ICF Incorporated LLC of Fairfax, Virginia.Portal image: NASA...

NASA’s NICER Finds X-ray Boosts in the Crab Pulsar’s Radio Bursts

Portal origin URL: NASA’s NICER Finds X-ray Boosts in the Crab Pulsar’s Radio Bursts Portal origin nid: 469950Published: Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Data from NASA’s NICER telescope on the International Space Station have revealed X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Completes Final Tour of Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx completed its last flyover of Bennu around 6 a.m. EDT (4 a.m. MDT) April 7 and is now slowly drifting away from the asteroid; however, the mission team will have to wait a few more days to find out how the spacecraft changed the surface of Bennu when it grabbed a sample of the asteroid. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, April 8, 2021 -...

Galactic Merger Warps Magnetic Fields

Portal origin URL: Galactic Merger Warps Magnetic FieldsPortal origin nid: 469922Published: Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 07:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientist mapped out the invisible magnetic fields pulsing through Centaurus A using infrared light. The results show how the merging of the two original galaxies created a new, reshaped, and...


WEDNESDAY 7. APRIL 2021


Episode 30 - Modern-Day Explorers Search for Life Beyond Earth

Is there life beyond Earth? NASA has been sending spacecraft to the far reaches of our solar system in search of an answer. But extreme forms of life on our own planet might reveal secrets of how life could form beyond Earth. Meet two NASA women who have ventured on remote expeditions and traversed Earth’s most extreme landscapes in the name of science and astrobiology. Send in your...

What's Up - April 2021

Look for the rosy arch known as the Belt of Venus at sunset, then find the constellation Leo overhead on April evenings. Also check out Jupiter and Saturn with the Moon on April 6. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 -...


TUESDAY 6. APRIL 2021


NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Portal origin URL: NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars HelicopterPortal origin nid: 469889Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 14:07Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for Ingenuity Mars helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet.Portal...

The ‘Bird’ with an Eagle Eye…for Infrared

PROJECT Mid-Wavelength and Long-Wavelength Infrared Focal Plane Arrays for Earth Science Applications SNAPSHOT NASA is sponsoring development of high-performance infrared sensors with reduced requirements for cooling onboard satellites; these new sensors could potentially be flown on small satellite platforms like CubeSats. Two images of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California...


THURSDAY 1. APRIL 2021


NASA OSIRIS-REx's Final Asteroid Observation Run

Portal origin URL: NASA OSIRIS-REx's Final Asteroid Observation RunPortal origin nid: 469770Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:48Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Apr. 7, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will get one last close encounter with Bennu as it performs a final flyover to capture images of the asteroid’s surface.Portal image: This...

SOFIA Offers New Way to Study Earth’s Atmosphere

Portal origin URL: SOFIA Offers New Way to Study Earth’s AtmospherePortal origin nid: 469729Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, directly measured atomic oxygen in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, offering a new way to study one of the least...

NASA’s InSight Detects Two Sizable Quakes on Mars

Portal origin URL: NASA’s InSight Detects Two Sizable Quakes on MarsPortal origin nid: 469757Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 08:54Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The magnitude 3.3 and 3.1 temblors originated in a region called Cerberus Fossae, further supporting the idea that this location is seismically active.Portal image: NASA’s...

NASA’s Europa Clipper Builds Hardware, Moves Toward Assembly

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Europa Clipper Builds Hardware, Moves Toward AssemblyPortal origin nid: 469756Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 08:18Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Jupiter’s moon Europa may have the potential to harbor life. The spacecraft will use multiple flybys of the moon to investigate the habitability of this ocean...


WEDNESDAY 31. MARCH 2021


First X-rays from Uranus Discovered

Portal origin URL: First X-rays from Uranus DiscoveredPortal origin nid: 469715Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: ​Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic ice giant planet in our...

NASA’s Roman Mission Predicted to Find 100,000 Transiting Planets

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Roman Mission Predicted to Find 100,000 Transiting PlanetsPortal origin nid: 469337Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists predict that the data collected for Roman's microlensing survey will provide an additional bounty of roughly 100,000 transiting planets, worlds that...


TUESDAY 30. MARCH 2021


NASA Selects Nine Scientists to Join Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter Mission

Portal origin URL: NASA Selects Nine Scientists to Join Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter MissionPortal origin nid: 469573Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 16:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has selected nine scientists to join the upcoming Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) mission.Portal...

“We’ve got to solve this now.”

Dr. Gatebe at NASA Ames Research Center in California, USA on June 22, 2008 after a research flight on NASA P-3B aircraft (in the background).Image by Rajesh Poudyal, SSAI/NASA GSFC. by Katrina Wesencraft During his 21-year career at NASA, Dr. Charles Gatebe, Atmospheric Science Branch Chief at the Ames Research Center, has witnessed incredible progress in geosciences ‒ most recently,...