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Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Look for a total lunar eclipse 14-15 April 2014.Read More...
Planetary Seasons
Planetary Seasons
Planetary seasons are caused by two factors: axial tilt and variable distance from the sun (orbital eccentricity).Read More...
LADEE Launch Visibility
LADEE Launch Visibility
Live on the U.S. East Coast between Charleston and Cape Cod? You may be able to see LADEE launch for the moon on Sept. 6.Read More...
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.Read More...
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb. On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn--and NASA wants you to jump into the shot.Read More...
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the sun. Cassini has done this twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit, but this time will be different.Read More...
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
This summer northern skywatchers may be able to see Noctilucent or "Night Shining" Clouds. Also called PMCs (Polar Mesospheric Clouds), these apparitions are a bit of a puzzle for scientists because it is not entirely clear how they form.Read More...
Bright Explosion on the Moon
Bright Explosion on the Moon
NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected an explosion ten times brighter than anything they've seen before.Read More...
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
This talk provides an introduction to fuel cells and regenerative fuel cell systems. It also highlights the features of this technology for enabling future NASA missions to the moon, near-Earth asteroids and Mars.Read More...
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
This talk provides an overview of the challenges of the design and use of Curiosity's robotic arm and is followed by a description of those same challenges faced by JPL's RoboSimian robot, which will compete in the Robotic Challenge.Read More...
Geoengineering and Climate Intervention: What We Need to Know
Geoengineering and Climate Intervention: What We Need to Know
This talk covers the motivations and risks of geoengineering and what can be done to support informed decision-making.Read More...
Prime Time for PANSTARRS
Prime Time for PANSTARRS
This week is prime time for observing this comet. (Next opportunity, the year 108,013 +/- a few hundred or thousand years.)Read More...
Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth closer than many man-made satellites. Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, astronomers have never seen an object so big come so close to our planet.Read More...
Comet of the Century?
Comet of the Century?
Later this year, "Comet ISON" could blossom into a striking naked eye object visible even in broad daylight.Read More...
Earth at Perihelion
Earth at Perihelion
In January, our planet made its annual closest approach to the sun. But don't expect things to warm up.Read More...
ISS Transit of Venus
ISS Transit of Venus
High above Earth, astronaut Don Pettit is preparing to photograph the June 5th Transit of Venus from space itself. The Expedition 31 crew will be the first people in history to see a Venus transit from space.Read More...
A New Count of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
A New Count of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system's population of potentially hazardous asteroids.Read More...
Impacts Could be Boon for Subterranean Life
Research... at a Glance
Impacts Could be Boon for Subterranean Life
A drilling project into the Chesapeake Bay impact structure has found evidence that the subsurface may become more habitable after a large impactRead More...
Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm
Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm
Launching a rubber chicken into a solar storm might sound strange, but the students had good reason: They're doing an astrobiology project.Read More...
Raindrops in Rock
Raindrops in Rock
A new study published in Nature from NASA's Exobiology and Evoluationary Biology program investigators and their colleagues looks at fossilized raindrops and what they indicate about conditions on the early Earth.Read More...
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Caltech researchers explain why the man in the moon faces Earth.Read More...
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Mark your calendar. On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Fran Bagenal (Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Co-Investigator for the New Horizons Mission)
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has found two Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant sun-like star.Read More...
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, sky watchers in the western United States and Canada will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion.Read More...
Stories of Missions Past: Early Explorers
Stories of Missions Past: Early Explorers
On September 29, 2011, NASA announced the short list for five potential new "Explorer class" spacecraft. These missions are by definition small and relatively inexpensive, designed to be led by a small team.Read More...
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Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Look for a total lunar eclipse 14-15 April 2014.Read More...
Planetary Seasons
Planetary Seasons
Planetary seasons are caused by two factors: axial tilt and variable distance from the sun (orbital eccentricity).Read More...
LADEE Launch Visibility
LADEE Launch Visibility
Live on the U.S. East Coast between Charleston and Cape Cod? You may be able to see LADEE launch for the moon on Sept. 6.Read More...
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.Read More...
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb. On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn--and NASA wants you to jump into the shot.Read More...
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the sun. Cassini has done this twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit, but this time will be different.Read More...
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
This summer northern skywatchers may be able to see Noctilucent or "Night Shining" Clouds. Also called PMCs (Polar Mesospheric Clouds), these apparitions are a bit of a puzzle for scientists because it is not entirely clear how they form.Read More...
Bright Explosion on the Moon
Bright Explosion on the Moon
NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected an explosion ten times brighter than anything they've seen before.Read More...
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
This talk provides an introduction to fuel cells and regenerative fuel cell systems. It also highlights the features of this technology for enabling future NASA missions to the moon, near-Earth asteroids and Mars.Read More...
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
This talk provides an overview of the challenges of the design and use of Curiosity's robotic arm and is followed by a description of those same challenges faced by JPL's RoboSimian robot, which will compete in the Robotic Challenge.Read More...
Geoengineering and Climate Intervention: What We Need to Know
Geoengineering and Climate Intervention: What We Need to Know
This talk covers the motivations and risks of geoengineering and what can be done to support informed decision-making.Read More...
Prime Time for PANSTARRS
Prime Time for PANSTARRS
This week is prime time for observing this comet. (Next opportunity, the year 108,013 +/- a few hundred or thousand years.)Read More...
Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
Record Setting Asteroid Flyby
On Feb. 15th an asteroid about half the size of a football field will fly past Earth closer than many man-made satellites. Since regular sky surveys began in the 1990s, astronomers have never seen an object so big come so close to our planet.Read More...
Comet of the Century?
Comet of the Century?
Later this year, "Comet ISON" could blossom into a striking naked eye object visible even in broad daylight.Read More...
Earth at Perihelion
Earth at Perihelion
In January, our planet made its annual closest approach to the sun. But don't expect things to warm up.Read More...
ISS Transit of Venus
ISS Transit of Venus
High above Earth, astronaut Don Pettit is preparing to photograph the June 5th Transit of Venus from space itself. The Expedition 31 crew will be the first people in history to see a Venus transit from space.Read More...
A New Count of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
A New Count of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system's population of potentially hazardous asteroids.Read More...
Impacts Could be Boon for Subterranean Life
Research... at a Glance
Impacts Could be Boon for Subterranean Life
A drilling project into the Chesapeake Bay impact structure has found evidence that the subsurface may become more habitable after a large impactRead More...
Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm
Rubber Chicken Flies into Solar Radiation Storm
Launching a rubber chicken into a solar storm might sound strange, but the students had good reason: They're doing an astrobiology project.Read More...
Raindrops in Rock
Raindrops in Rock
A new study published in Nature from NASA's Exobiology and Evoluationary Biology program investigators and their colleagues looks at fossilized raindrops and what they indicate about conditions on the early Earth.Read More...
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Looking at the Man in the Moon
Caltech researchers explain why the man in the moon faces Earth.Read More...
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Solar Eclipse over the USA
Mark your calendar. On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Fran Bagenal (Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Co-Investigator for the New Horizons Mission)
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has found two Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant sun-like star.Read More...
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
Super-sized Lunar Eclipse
On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, sky watchers in the western United States and Canada will witness a total lunar eclipse swollen to super-sized proportions by the Moon illusion.Read More...
Stories of Missions Past: Early Explorers
Stories of Missions Past: Early Explorers
On September 29, 2011, NASA announced the short list for five potential new "Explorer class" spacecraft. These missions are by definition small and relatively inexpensive, designed to be led by a small team.Read More...
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