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Episode 8 - We Asked a NASA Scientist: What are the Trojan Asteroids?

Portal origin URL: Episode 8 - We Asked a NASA Scientist: What are the Trojan Asteroids?Portal origin nid: 474458Published: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 13:19Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: What are the Trojan asteroids? These mysterious space rocks have been gravitationally trapped in Jupiter’s orbit around the Sun for billions of years and hold...

Sounding Rocket Mission to Offer Snapshot of Sun’s Magnetic Field

Portal origin URL: Sounding Rocket Mission to Offer Snapshot of Sun’s Magnetic FieldPortal origin nid: 474449Published: Monday, October 4, 2021 - 12:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The CLASP2.1 mission will launch a rocket to measure the magnetic field in a critical slice of the Sun’s atmosphere called the chromosphere.Portal...


FRIDAY 1. OCTOBER 2021


We Asked a NASA Technologist – Is There Oxygen on Mars?

Is there oxygen on Mars? Technically yes, but it’s nothing like the amount we have on Earth. So breathing is out of the question. However, there IS a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2) on Mars. Now a new technology — MOXIE — has proven that we can convert Martian CO2 into oxygen for use by future explorers. NASA engineer Asad Aboobaker tells us more. Learn more about MOXIE:...

DART Gets Its CubeSat Companion, Its Last Major Piece

Portal origin URL: DART Gets Its CubeSat Companion, Its Last Major PiecePortal origin nid: 474410Published: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:10Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Dangling from a crane inside one of the high bays at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, the Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids, or...

Hubble Views a Galaxy with More than Meets the Eye

Portal origin URL: Hubble Views a Galaxy with More than Meets the EyePortal origin nid: 474252Published: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In this image, NCG 5728 appears to be an elegant, luminous, barred spiral galaxy. What this image doesn’t show, is that NGC 5728 is also a monumentally energetic type of galaxy,...


WEDNESDAY 29. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Confirms Roman Mission's Flight Design in Milestone Review

Portal origin URL: NASA Confirms Roman Mission's Flight Design in Milestone ReviewPortal origin nid: 474196Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope has successfully passed its critical design review, signaling that all design work is now complete.Portal...


TUESDAY 28. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares for Launch to Trojan Asteroids

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares for Launch to Trojan AsteroidsPortal origin nid: 474281Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 13:59Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has tested the functions of Lucy, the agency’s first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, filled it with fuel, and is preparing to pack it into a...

NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 -...

Q: How Do You Water Plants in Space? A: Omni-Gravitational Hydroponics

PROJECT Plant Water Management (PWM) SNAPSHOT NASA is demonstrating that even without the help of gravity, hydroponic plant watering methods can enable plant habitats aboard crewed or robotic space missions. U.S. Astronaut Kate Rubins poses with PWM after nearly doubling the science returns of the ISS experiment by drawing on her wealth of wet lab operations and handling experience—on...

NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low As Sun Moves Between Earth and Red Planet

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Mars Fleet Lies Low As Sun Moves Between Earth and Red PlanetPortal origin nid: 474239Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 07:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The missions will continue collecting data about the Red Planet, though engineers back on Earth will stop sending commands to them until mid-October.Portal...


MONDAY 27. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

Portal origin URL: NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s LandscapesPortal origin nid: 474217Published: Monday, September 27, 2021 - 15:47Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.Portal...

Hubble Shows Winds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Speeding Up

Portal origin URL: Hubble Shows Winds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot Are Speeding UpPortal origin nid: 474155Published: Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Like the speed of an advancing race car driver, the winds in the outermost "lane" of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are accelerating – a discovery only made...


FRIDAY 24. SEPTEMBER 2021


Sitting Down with NASA’s Artemis Astronaut Victor Glover

As we look forward to the Artemis program to the Moon and even one-day crewed missions to Mars, accessing resources like water will be crucial for humans to survive on other worlds. We sat down with Victor Glover, NASA Crew-1 astronaut, to talk about NASA’s Artemis program, what it would be like to be on the Moon one day, and how technology from the Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting...

Tiny Satellites Will Address Sizeable Questions in Space Science

Portal origin URL: Tiny Satellites Will Address Sizeable Questions in Space SciencePortal origin nid: 474197Published: Friday, September 24, 2021 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Hitching a ride with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 9 launch, two tiny satellites will tackle big questions.Portal image: Scientist sitting in...


THURSDAY 23. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA Satellites Show How Clouds Respond to Arctic Sea Ice Change

Portal origin URL: NASA Satellites Show How Clouds Respond to Arctic Sea Ice ChangePortal origin nid: 474148Published: Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 14:53Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New NASA research shows that by releasing heat and moisture through a large hole in sea ice known as a polynya, the exposed ocean fuels the formation of more clouds...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Cameras Capture Mars Like Never Before

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Cameras Capture Mars Like Never BeforePortal origin nid: 474146Published: Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:01Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists tap into an array of imagers aboard the six-wheeled explorer to get a big picture of the Red Planet.Portal image: Using its WATSON camera, NASA’s...

NASA Announces Virtual Webb STEAM Day Event for Students, Educators

Portal origin URL: NASA Announces Virtual Webb STEAM Day Event for Students, EducatorsPortal origin nid: 474142Published: Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:20Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA invites learners of all ages, including students and teachers who recently returned to the classroom environment, to register for a special event ahead of...


WEDNESDAY 22. SEPTEMBER 2021


We Asked a NASA Scientist – Does NASA Know About All the Asteroids?

Does NASA know about ALL the asteroids? We know about the vast majority of larger ones and none of those pose a threat, but space is big, so we're always on the lookout. NASA asteroid expert Dr. Amy Mainzer explains. Learn more: nasa.gov/planetarydefense Producer: Scott Bednar Producer/Editor: Jessica Wilde Video...

NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record

Portal origin URL: NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on RecordPortal origin nid: 474118Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer.Portal...

Hubble Finds Early, Massive Galaxies Running on Empty

Portal origin URL: Hubble Finds Early, Massive Galaxies Running on EmptyPortal origin nid: 474030Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: When NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in northern Chile gazed toward cosmic objects in this period, they found something...

NASA’s Webb to Explore Forming Planetary Systems

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Webb to Explore Forming Planetary SystemsPortal origin nid: 473879Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 09:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers will observe more than a dozen protoplanetary systems to gather data about their inner disks – where Earth-like planets may be forming.Portal image: The...

NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French Guiana

Portal origin URL: NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French GuianaPortal origin nid: 474120Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 08:33Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA invites members of the media to register their interest in attending events in French Guiana ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, a...


TUESDAY 21. SEPTEMBER 2021


A New Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

Portal origin URL: A New Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with NASA’s Roman Space TelescopePortal origin nid: 474053Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Roman will combine the powers of imaging and spectroscopy to gain fresh insights into how the universe works.Portal image: Hubble GOODS-South...

NASA Study Examines Houston-area Air Quality Issues

Portal origin URL: NASA Study Examines Houston-area Air Quality IssuesPortal origin nid: 474075Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 08:12Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA scientists are in Houston this month for an intensive air quality study exploring the effects of emissions and weather on air pollution, as well as the relationship between...


MONDAY 20. SEPTEMBER 2021


NASA’s Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon’s South Pole

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon’s South PolePortal origin nid: 474054Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 16:20Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In 2023, NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon’s South Pole to...