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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...