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Last feed update: Friday August 17th, 2018 09:11:24 AM

Six Things About Opportunity's Recovery Efforts

Thursday August 16th, 2018 07:08:00 PM
The global dust storm on Mars could soon let in enough sunlight for the Opportunity rover to recharge.

Carbon Monoxide from California Wildfires Drifts East

Tuesday August 14th, 2018 07:08:00 PM
New imagery made with AIRS data shows high concentrations of carbon monoxide emitted from California's wildfires (in orange/red) drifting east across the U.S.

ASTERIA Wins Small Satellite Mission of the Year Award

Tuesday August 14th, 2018 07:08:00 PM
The ASTERIA mission has received the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award for demonstrating "a significant improvement in the capability of small satellites."

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Last feed update: Friday August 17th, 2018 09:11:28 AM

NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring Mission

Friday August 17th, 2018 05:00:00 PM
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASA’s most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earth’s changing ice.

NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Research Support Building

Monday August 13th, 2018 01:18:00 PM
NASA has selected Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Chicago to build a new Research Support Building (RSB) at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

Sunday August 12th, 2018 08:16:00 AM
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible.

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Last feed update: Friday August 17th, 2018 09:11:28 AM

Happy Birthday, Mr. Kranz!

Friday August 17th, 2018 02:54:00 PM
Wishing legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz the happiest of birthdays!

Sun's Magnetic Field Portrayed

Thursday August 16th, 2018 07:27:00 PM
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scientists used their computer models to generate a view of the Sun's magnetic field on August 10, 2018. The bright active region right at the central area of the Sun clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun's right edge.

Auroras: 'Mind-blowing Every Time'

Wednesday August 15th, 2018 02:28:00 PM
Ever wondered what auroras look like from space?





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