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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope General Observer Scientific Programs Selected

Portal origin URL: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope General Observer Scientific Programs SelectedPortal origin nid: 469581Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:10Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Selected programs describe what Webb will study for much of its first year in space.Portal image: This artist’s illustration displays the...

NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Winter Sea Ice Tied for 7th-Lowest on Record

Portal origin URL: NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Winter Sea Ice Tied for 7th-Lowest on RecordPortal origin nid: 469621Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter. This year’s maximum extent peaked at 5.70 million...


MONDAY 29. MARCH 2021


E.Z. Science: Women in Astronomy

The history of women in astronomy is fascinating and inspiring— women like Caroline Herschel, Phoebe Waterman Haas and Vera Rubin have been making discoveries and contributions in astronomy for over 200 years. In the latest episode of #EZScience​, NASA associate administrator for science Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen and Smithsonian Under Secretary for Science and Research Dr. Ellen Stofan...

NASA Begins Final Assembly of Spacecraft Destined for Asteroid Psyche

Portal origin URL: NASA Begins Final Assembly of Spacecraft Destined for Asteroid Psyche Portal origin nid: 469481Published: Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:34Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Set to launch next year, the agency’s Psyche spacecraft will explore a metal-rich asteroid in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.Portal...

NASA Harvest and CropX Partner to Support Sustainable Agriculture

Portal origin URL: NASA Harvest and CropX Partner to Support Sustainable AgriculturePortal origin nid: 469348Published: Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA Harvest and CropX Partner to Support Sustainable AgPortal image: Photo of installation of crop...


FRIDAY 26. MARCH 2021



THURSDAY 25. MARCH 2021


Direct Observations Confirm that Humans are Throwing Earth’s Energy Budget off Balance

Portal origin URL: Direct Observations Confirm that Humans are Throwing Earth’s Energy Budget off BalancePortal origin nid: 469368Published: Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Earth is on a budget – an energy budget. Our planet is constantly trying to balance the flow of energy in and out of Earth’s system. But...

Jupiter’s Visible and Invisible Winds

Portal origin URL: Jupiter’s Visible and Invisible WindsPortal origin nid: 469381Published: Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 06:46Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This image from NASA’s Juno mission captures the northern hemisphere of Jupiter around the region known as Jet N7.Portal...


WEDNESDAY 24. MARCH 2021


Data Turned Into Sounds of Stars, Galaxies, Black Holes

Portal origin URL: Data Turned Into Sounds of Stars, Galaxies, Black HolesPortal origin nid: 469341Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 12:39Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This latest installment from our data sonification series features three diverse cosmic scenes. In each, astronomical data collected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and...

Major Earth Satellite to Track Disasters, Effects of Climate Change

Portal origin URL: Major Earth Satellite to Track Disasters, Effects of Climate ChangePortal origin nid: 469354Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 11:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: nisar20210324Portal image:  The equipment will be unpacked over several days in the clean room....


TUESDAY 23. MARCH 2021


Observing Lightning from the International Space Station

Video Length: 4:32Colorful bursts of energy above thunderstorms called transient luminous events can be observed from the International Space Station. Instruments on the station are helping scientists study these particle outbursts, which may prove useful to better understand our climate, weather, and the behaviors of storms. Read this story Video Links: Observing Lightning from...

NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First Flight

Portal origin URL: NASA Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Prepares for First FlightPortal origin nid: 469293Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 13:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA is targeting no earlier than April 8 for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.Portal...

Pandora Mission Would Expand NASA’s Capabilities in Probing Alien Worlds

Portal origin URL: Pandora Mission Would Expand NASA’s Capabilities in Probing Alien WorldsPortal origin nid: 469289Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In the quest for habitable planets beyond our own, NASA is studying a mission concept called Pandora, which could eventually help decode the atmospheric...


MONDAY 22. MARCH 2021


Landsat Satellite Data Warns of Harmful Algal Blooms

Portal origin URL: Landsat Satellite Data Warns of Harmful Algal BloomsPortal origin nid: 469214Published: Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: From the vantage point of space, satellites, including the NASA and USGS's Landsat 8, can help scientists identify lakes where harmful algal blooms have formed.Portal...


FRIDAY 19. MARCH 2021


Hubble Captures Re-energized Planetary Nebula

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures Re-energized Planetary NebulaPortal origin nid: 469210Published: Friday, March 19, 2021 - 09:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Located around 5,000 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus (the Swan), Abell 78 is an unusual type of planetary nebula.Portal image: Located around 5,000 light-years away in...


THURSDAY 18. MARCH 2021


NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force

Portal origin URL: NASA Joins White House National Climate Task ForcePortal origin nid: 469213Published: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 16:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: As a leading agency observing and understanding environmental changes to Earth, NASA has joined the National Climate Task Force.Portal image: The "Blue...

Io Volcano Observer: Following the Heat and Hunting Clues to Planet Evolution

Portal origin URL: Io Volcano Observer: Following the Heat and Hunting Clues to Planet EvolutionPortal origin nid: 469124Published: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 14:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Jupiter’s moon Io is a true volcanic wonderland, with hundreds of erupting volcanoes gushing tons of molten lava and sulfurous gases at any moment.Portal...

Hubble Sees Changing Seasons on Saturn

Portal origin URL: Hubble Sees Changing Seasons on SaturnPortal origin nid: 468877Published: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a view of changes in Saturn’s vast and turbulent atmosphere as the planet’s northern hemisphere summer transitions to fall in this series...

SAGE III Carries on Critical Measurements of Stratospheric Aerosols and Ozone

Portal origin URL: SAGE III Carries on Critical Measurements of Stratospheric Aerosols and OzonePortal origin nid: 469176Published: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 09:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On the fourth anniversary of its first-light measurements, we are taking a look at some of the critical data collected by NASA's Stratospheric Aerosol...

Hubble Shows Torrential Outflows from Infant Stars May Not Stop Them from Growing

Portal origin URL: Hubble Shows Torrential Outflows from Infant Stars May Not Stop Them from GrowingPortal origin nid: 469108Published: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists know that stars form from the collapse of huge hydrogen clouds that are squeezed under gravity to the point where nuclear fusion ignites. But...


WEDNESDAY 17. MARCH 2021


NASA to Host Briefing to Preview First Mars Helicopter Flights

Portal origin URL: NASA to Host Briefing to Preview First Mars Helicopter FlightsPortal origin nid: 469175Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 13:35Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. PDT) Tuesday, March 23, to discuss upcoming activities for the agency’s Ingenuity Mars...

Another First: Perseverance Captures the Sounds of Driving on Mars

Portal origin URL: Another First: Perseverance Captures the Sounds of Driving on MarsPortal origin nid: 469162Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 11:21Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: MarsSounds20210317Portal image: NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Left Navigation Camera...

Peering into a Galaxy's Dusty Core to Study an Active Supermassive Black Hole

Portal origin URL: Peering into a Galaxy's Dusty Core to Study an Active Supermassive Black HolePortal origin nid: 469059Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 09:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Researchers using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will map and model the core of nearby galaxy Centaurus A.Portal image: Centaurus A sports a...


TUESDAY 16. MARCH 2021


NASA’s Juno Reveals Dark Origins of One of Jupiter’s Grand Light Shows

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Juno Reveals Dark Origins of One of Jupiter’s Grand Light ShowsPortal origin nid: 469106Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:32Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The gas-giant orbiter is illuminating the provenance of Jovian polar light shows.Portal image: Illustration depicts ultraviolet polar aurorae on Jupiter...