NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star
on September 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm
An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space Telescope has reported what may be the first intact planet found closely orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40% larger than Earth.
Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means
on September 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Solar Cycle 25 has begun. During a media event on Tuesday, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed their analysis and predictions about the new solar cycle – and how the coming upswing in space weather will impact our lives and technology on Earth, as well as astronauts in space.
NASA, NOAA to Discuss Solar Cycle Prediction During Media Teleconference
on September 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss predictions for the upcoming solar cycle during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 15. Tracking the solar cycle is a key part of better understanding the Sun and mitigating its impacts on human technology and infrastructure.
NASA Selects Proposals for New Space Environment Missions
on August 28, 2020 at 5:59 pm
NASA has selected five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the Sun and the constantly changing space environment with which it interacts around Earth.
NASA’s MAVEN Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing in Ultraviolet Light
on August 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Vast areas of the Martian night sky pulse in ultraviolet light, according to images from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. The results are being used to illuminate complex circulation patterns in the Martian atmosphere.
NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope Target Launch Date
on July 16, 2020 at 5:17 pm
NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as technical challenges.
NASA to Provide Update on James Webb Space Telescope
on July 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s next premier infrared space observatory and the largest, most complex space telescope for astronomy ever built.
NASA to Highlight Comet NEOWISE with Public Broadcast, Media Teleconference
on July 14, 2020 at 1:14 pm
NASA experts will discuss and answer public questions about Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE during a broadcast of NASA Science Live and follow up media teleconference on Wednesday, July 15.
NASA, ESA to Release First Images from Solar Orbiter Mission
on July 13, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Scientists from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) will release the first data captured by Solar Orbiter, the joint ESA/NASA mission to study the Sun, during an online news briefing at 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 16.
NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection Support
on July 10, 2020 at 4:04 pm
NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.