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International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland. The crater — the first of any size found under the Greenland ice sheet — is one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth, measuring roughly 1,000 […]

NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End

 NASA’s Dawn spacecraft turned science fiction into science fact by using ion propulsion to explore the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres. The mission will end this fall, when the spacecraft runs out of hydrazine, which keeps it oriented and in communication with Earth.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Watch this video on YouTube. […]

Mars Virtual Reality Software Wins NASA Award

Mars Virtual Reality Software Wins NASA Award

A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars recently received NASA’s 2018 Software of the Year Award.    OnSight uses imagery from NASA’s Curiosity rover to create an immersive 3D terrain model, allowing users to wander the actual dunes and valleys explored by the robot. The goal of the […]

NASA Television to Air Launch of NASA Astronaut on First Space Mission

NASA Television to Air Launch of NASA Astronaut on First Space Mission

Astronaut Nick Hague, who joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2013, is preparing to launch Thursday, Oct. 11, on his first space mission – a six-month stay on the International Space Station. The launch and arrival at the space station will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Hague and Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos […]

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have uncovered tantalizing evidence of what could be the first discovery of a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. This moon candidate, which is 8,000 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation, orbits a gas-giant planet that, in turn, orbits a star called Kepler-1625. Researchers caution that the moon […]

‘Year of Education on Station’ Wraps up with Live Earth-to-Space Call Between Students, NASA Astronaut in Orbit

‘Year of Education on Station’ Wraps up with Live Earth-to-Space Call Between Students, NASA Astronaut in Orbit

NASA is celebrating the conclusion of its Year of Education on Station (YES) initiative with a final educational Earth-to-space call, allowing students and others to speak to an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station. For this final YES downlink, scheduled for 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 2, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold will answer questions from […]

New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

Five new NASA Earth science campaigns will take to the field starting in 2020 to investigate a range of pressing research questions, from what drives intense East Coast snowfall events to the impact of small-scale ocean currents on global climate. These studies will explore important, but not-well-understood, aspects of Earth system processes and were competitively […]

Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week. The Earth-to-space call, part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor will answer questions about life and work aboard the space station […]

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”  The Sept. 19 event will be livestreamed from the New Horizons Mission Operations Center […]

NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students

NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students

NASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASA’s work and mission. NASA Fellowship Activities align with the Office of STEM Engagement’s goal to establish a well-trained science, […]

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