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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 Species-rich kelp forests have been replaced by “urchin barrens,” where purple sea urchins cover a seafloor devoid of kelp and other algae.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,...