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Apr. 6, 2017 — On April 3, 2017, as Jupiter made its nearest approach to Earth in a year, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope viewed the solar system's largest planet in all of its up-close ... read more

Apr. 1, 2017 — Following a new NASA bill, passed in March by the US Congress and which authorizes $19.5 billion spending for space exploration in 2017, manned missions to Mars are closer to reality than ever ... read more

Basic Plasma Wave Physics Reshaped by NASA Observations

Mar. 31, 2017 — NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Research into space farming has resulted in numerous Earth-based advances (e.g., LED lighting for greenhouse and vertical farm applications; new seed potato propagation techniques, etc.) There are ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. Recently, the spacecraft were in just the right place, at just the right time, to ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, about 50 million years ago. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Researchers have developed a model that suggests that debris that was pushed into space from an asteroid or other body slamming into Mars around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — The inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study. Observations from NASA's Van Allen probes show the fastest, most energetic electrons in the ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Earth's radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped regions of charged particles encircling our planet, were discovered more than 50 years ago, but their behavior is still not completely understood. ... read more

Mar. 12, 2017 — On Feb. 22, astronomers announced that the ultra-cool dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, hosts a total of seven Earth-size planets that are likely rocky, a discovery made by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope ... read more

Mar. 12, 2017 — A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by ... read more

Mar. 12, 2017 — New images of Saturn's tiny moon, Pan, were taken on March 7, 2017, by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These images are the closest images ever taken of Pan and will help to characterize its ... read more

Mar. 12, 2017 — A new technological application of interplanetary radar has successfully located spacecraft orbiting the moon -- one active, and one dormant. This new technique could assist planners of future moon ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — On Earth, liquid flows downhill thanks to gravity. Creating an effective liquid fuel tank involves little more than putting a hole at the bottom of a container. That won't work in space, though. ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Magnetic explosions happen constantly all across the universe, and new results with NASA's ARTEMIS mission help explain how near-Earth explosions convert energy into heat and propel particles ... read more

Mechanism Underlying Size-Sorting of Rubble on Asteroid Itokawa Revealed

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers investigate why pebbles and boulders on asteroid Itokawa's surface occupy separate ... read more

Research Uncovers Potential Health Risks of Travel to Mars

Mar. 8, 2017 — Using mice transplanted with human stem cells, a research team has demonstrated for the first time that the radiation encountered in deep space travel may increase the risk of leukemia in ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — The bubbles that form on a heated surface create a tiny recoil when they leave it, like the kick from a gun firing blanks. Now researchers have shown how this miniscule force can be harnessed to mix ... read more

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