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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...


FRIDAY 10. JULY 2020


NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Spies Newly-Discovered Comet NEOWISE

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Spies Newly-Discovered Comet NEOWISEPortal origin nid: 462648Published: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was at the right place at the right time to capture a unique view of comet NEOWISE on July 5, 2020.Portal image: Comet NEOWISE appears...


THURSDAY 9. JULY 2020


NeMO-Net Citizen Science Project Gets a 4.9 Star Rating

Eyebrow: Citizen Science NewsBody: NASA's new citizen science project, NeMO-Net is making waves! Within one month of it being released, NeMO-Net garnered over 35K downloads, over 364 reviews, and a 4.9 star rating on the iPhone App Store. Link: Read...


WEDNESDAY 8. JULY 2020


NeMO-Net Citizen Science Project Gets a 4.9 Star Rating

Users have submitted over 56K classifications of coral at the new, highly rated, NeMO-Net app. NASA's new citizen science project, NeMO-Net is making waves! NeMO-Net is a game where players help NASA classify coral reefs by painting 3D and 2D images of coral. Players embark on a virtual research vessel and travel the oceans by analyzing actual images of corals on the sea floor. As you...

We Persevere

NASA's next Mars rover has a name – Perseverance. Like every exploration mission before, our rover is going to face challenges, and it’s going to make amazing discoveries. The time at hand is hard. We have already surmounted many obstacles on our way to Red Planet, but as humans we will not give up. We will always persevere. Targeted for launch in July 2020, NASA’s Mars Perseverance...

NASA Science Hosts Public Town Hall to Provide Updates

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, to discuss updates on the agency’s science activities. Members of the science community, academia, the media, and the public are invited to participate by joining at:...