Operations Underway to Restore Payload Computer on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

NASA continues to work to resolve a problem with the Hubble Space Telescope payload computer that halted on June 13.

Sentinel-6 Sea Level Rise—A Follow Up

Since the long record differential GPS corrected (for vertical land motion) tide gauges all show about 2.2mm/year and no acceleration, both data products are useless for any SLR climate purpose.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Begins Its First Science Campaign on Mars

The goal of the campaign is to establish what four locations in these units best tell the story of Jezero Crater’s early environment and geologic history. When the science team…

Microscopic Superheroes to Help Protect Astronaut Health in Space

In the long run, revealing what makes tardigrades so tolerant could lead to ways of protecting biological material, such as food and medicine from extreme temperatures, drying out, and radiation…

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Shining Clouds on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured these clouds just after sunset on March 19, 2021, the 3,063rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission. The image is made up of…

Magnetized Threads Weave Spectacular Galactic Tapestry

The new panorama of the Galactic Center builds on previous surveys from Chandra and other telescopes. This latest version expands Chandra’s high-energy view farther above and below the plane of…

New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address, Mitigate Climate Change

From NASA NASA’s new Earth System Observatory will guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes – including helping to better understand…

NASA’s Webb to Study How Massive Stars’ Blasts of Radiation Influence Their Environments

In a nearby stellar nursery called the Orion Nebula, young, massive stars are blasting far-ultraviolet light at the cloud of dust and gas from which they were born. This intense…

NASA’s S-MODE Takes to the Air and Sea to Study Ocean Eddies

After nearly a year and a half of delays due to the pandemic, the S-MODE team is excited to get their planes in the sky and the gliders in the…

New NASA Data Sheds (Sun) Light on Climate Models

The team found that the TSIS-1 data had more energy present in visible light wavelengths and less in the near-infrared wavelengths compared to the older SORCE reconstruction. These differences meant…

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads for Earth with Asteroid Sample

After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and…

NASA’s Perseverance Captures Video, Audio of Fourth Ingenuity Flight

“This is a very good surprise,” said David Mimoun, a professor of planetary science at Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO) in Toulouse, France, and science lead for…

First Aerial Color Image of Mars

The winding parallel discolorations in the surface reveal the tread of the six-wheeled rover. Perseverance itself is located top center, just out frame. “Wright Brothers Field” is in the vicinity…

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size,…

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Leaves its Mark on Asteroid Bennu

Where thrusters fired against the surface, substantial mass movement is apparent. Multiple sub-meter boulders were mobilized by the plumes into a campfire ring–like shape — similar to rings of boulders…

NASA’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt Sunday

The Mars Helicopter is a high-risk, high-reward technology demonstration. If Ingenuity were to encounter difficulties during its 30-sol (Martian day) mission, it would not impact the science gathering of NASA’s…

NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

NASA is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. To mark a month of Ingenuity flights, the…

Major Earth Satellite to Track Disasters, Effects of Climate Change

By tracking subtle changes in Earth’s surface, it will spot warning signs of imminent volcanic eruptions, help to monitor groundwater supplies, track the melt rate of ice sheets tied to…

New Study Challenges Long-Held Theory of Fate of Mars’ Water

From NASA The new science results indicate that a large quantity of the Red Planet’s water is trapped in its crust rather than having escaped into space. Billions of years…

NASA Scientists Complete 1st Global Survey of Freshwater Fluctuation

“We’re now able to measure all of these lakes and reservoirs with the same ‘ruler,’ over and over again,” Neumann said. “It’s a great example of another science application that…

Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova

Since astronomers captured the bright explosion of a star on February 24, 1987, researchers have been searching for the squashed stellar core that should have been left behind. A group…

Watch Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover

Mission Control Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover (clean feed) Watch and listen as signals arrive at Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California from the Perseverance…

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Is Ready for the Most Precise Landing Yet

From NASA What to expect when the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover arrives at the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021. With about 2.4 million miles (3.9 million kilometers) left to…

NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor

“This position will provide NASA leadership critical insights and recommendations for the agency’s full spectrum of science, technology, and infrastructure programs related to climate,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk.…