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  • newNASA Continues To Hide Its Astrobiology Program
    Keith's note: NASA SMD has an extensive Program Officers list of contact information for all of its research programs. Virtually everything SMD does has a contact listed - except Astrobiology. The word is not mentioned at all - even...
    - 3 hours ago 25 Feb 20, 6:47pm -
  • newNASA Is Worried About Infectious People Returning From China
    Keith's note: The following is being added to all of the NASA advisory group meeting notices such as the one for NASA Advisory Council Human Explorations and Operations Committee Meeting: "Note: As a precaution, individuals returning from China will.…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Feb 20, 3:43pm -
  • newYet Another Example Of The Global Reach Of The NASA Brand
    Hmm, what can I do if you can find NASA t-shirts practically everywhere for like ~5 euros, while ESA ones...These photos are from the Romanian science festival last year— Sandor Kruk (@kruksandor) February 22, 2020 -…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Feb 20, 2:40pm -
  • Katherine Johnson
    We're saddened by the passing of celebrated #HiddenFigures mathematician Katherine Johnson. Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers: pic.twitt…
    - 1 day ago 24 Feb 20, 3:03pm -
  • This Is Not Your Grandfather's Moon
    Let the moon rush begin, op ed, Homer Hickam, Washington Post "As these efforts get going, however, it's important to avoid the thinking of a half-century ago and look at the moon in a different way. This is, after all,...
    - 4 days ago 22 Feb 20, 12:10am -
  • Mayor Pete Wanted To Be Astronaut Pete
    58 years ago, John Glenn became the first American launched into orbit. As a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. That didn't happen, but I continue to be inspired by the brave men and women of our space program...
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 20, 12:26am -
  • Former CASIS Chief Economist Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud
    Former ISS executive, accused of 'expensing' prostitutes, pleads guilty to tax fraud, Florida Today "A former economist employed by a Space Coast nonprofit that operates the International Space Station's U.S. laboratory pleaded guilty to one tax frau…
    - 5 days ago 20 Feb 20, 9:39pm -
  • NASA Has A New CFO
    Saunders Replaces DeWit As NASA CFO, Space Policy Online "NASA has a new acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Melanie Saunders, replacing Jeff DeWit who resigned last week. Saunders was Deputy Associate Administrator and her replacement on an acting…
    - 5 days ago 20 Feb 20, 6:08pm -
  • Major Themes From VP Pence's NASA Langley Speech
    Remarks by Vice President Pence to NASA Langley Research Center, White House (larger word cloud image) "The President has directed NASA and the Administrator to accomplish our goal to return to the Moon and then on to Mars not...
    - 6 days ago 19 Feb 20, 8:00pm -
  • NASA's Science Mission Directorate Has An Issue With Certain Words
    Keith's note: I sent this media request to a list of people at NASA SMD, GSFC, and JPL: "I have a question. Why does this NASA GSFC authored story "How Earth Climate Models Can Help Scientists Search for Life...
    - 7 days ago 19 Feb 20, 2:26am -
  • Bezos' Blue Origin Replies To Bezos' Washington Post Editorial On Space
    Keith's note: The Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos) ran a full page advertisement/op ed by Blue Origin (also owned by Jeff Bezos) in today's Washington Post written in response to a recent editorial about space policy by the...
    - 7 days ago 18 Feb 20, 2:50pm -
  • Northrop Grumman and Wallops Need To Fix A Few Launch Bugs
    This was probably just LOS telemetry on Castor 30XL....— Chris B - NSF (@NASASpaceflight) February 15, 2020 NASA uses automated captioning during launches.This is good, but screws up in delightful ways. With today's #…
    - 10 days ago 15 Feb 20, 8:23pm -
  • Yes, NASA Does Actual Science On The Space Station
    For those who think that NASA's ISS ground & space-based research doesn't produce any "Science" ONE week's results: NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List 14 Feb 2020 (Space Life Science Research Results)…
    - 11 days ago 14 Feb 20, 7:35pm -
  • GAO Wants To Remind You That Artemis Is Lacking Detail
    To support #Moon2024, the President's #budget requests over $3 billion to develop a human lunar landing system. What is NASA's plan to land astronauts on the moon? Check out our report and podcast:…
    - 12 days ago 13 Feb 20, 9:42pm -
  • NASA Picks 4 Discovery Missions For Concept Studies
    NASA Selects Four Possible DIscovery Program Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System "NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. Although they're not official missions yet and some u…
    - 12 days ago 13 Feb 20, 9:01pm -


  • newMagnetic Field At Martian Surface Ten Times Stronger Than Expected
    New data gleaned from the magnetic sensor aboard NASA's InSight spacecraft is offering an unprecedented close-up of magnetic fields on Mars...
    - 18 hours ago 25 Feb 20, 3:54am -
  • newFirst Direct Seismic Measurements Of Mars Reveal A Geologically Active Planet
    The first reports of seismic activity and ground vibrations on Mars are in. The red planet has a moderate level of seismic activity, intermediate between Earth and the Moon....
    - 18 hours ago 25 Feb 20, 3:47am -
  • Staring into a Pit On Mars
    This observation was meant to examine a pit identified in a Context Camera image to see if HiRISE could resolve any details inside....
    - 1 day ago 24 Feb 20, 7:19pm -
  • A New Way To Study Exoplanets
    A team of scientists using the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in the Netherlands has observed radio waves that carry the distinct signatures of aurorae, caused by the interaction between a star's magnetic field and a planet in orbit...
    - 1 day ago 24 Feb 20, 7:10pm -
  • Hubble Fingerprints Galaxy NGC 4689
    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is no stranger to spiral galaxies. The telescope has brought us some of the most beautiful images ever taken of our spiral neighbors -- and the galaxy known as NGC 4689 is no exception....
    - 1 day ago 24 Feb 20, 7:05pm -
  • This Week at NASA - Vice President Pence visits Langley
    Vice President Pence visits our Langley Research Center, science results related to water on Jupiter, and studying the darkest areas of the Moon ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA....
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 20, 5:47pm -
  • Earth from Space: Houston
    Houston, Texas, US, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission....
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 20, 5:22pm -
  • NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for February 21, 2020
    NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station....
    - 3 days ago 22 Feb 20, 5:56pm -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 February 2020 - New Bone Research
    New bone research kicked off on the International Space Station today to improve human health on and off the Earth. The Expedition 62 crew also practiced an emergency simulation with ground controllers....
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 20, 6:05pm -
  • The Mars 2020 Rover Is Being Prepared For Launch
    The Mars 2020 rover undergoes processing inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 14, 2020....
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 20, 5:02am -
  • Taking A Closer Look At The Vice President's Speech To NASA
    Vice President Pence addressed the employees at NASA Langley Research Center this week during a visit. We've made a word cloud of the speech to illustrate the relative importance of the topics raised by Mr. Pence....
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 20, 4:44am -
  • Journey To The Center Of Mars
    While InSight's seismometer has been patiently waiting for the next big marsquake to illuminate its interior and define its crust-mantle-core structure, two scientists, Takashi Yoshizaki (Tohoku University) and Bill McDonough (Tohoku University and U…
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 20, 4:39am -
  • An 18-hour Year Planet Is On The Edge Of Destruction
    Astronomers from the University of Warwick have observed an exoplanet orbiting a star in just over 18 hours, the shortest orbital period ever observed for a planet of its type....
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 20, 4:37am -
  • How Newborn Stars Prepare For The Birth Of Planets
    An international team of astronomers used two of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very young stars in the Orion Clouds....
    - 5 days ago 21 Feb 20, 4:35am -
  • The CubeSat Launch Initiative Celebrates its 100th CubeSat Mission Deployment
    Today the Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat made history by becoming the 100th CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) selected mission deployed into space....
    - 6 days ago 20 Feb 20, 4:45am -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Jupiters Magnetic Field from Juno
Jupiters Magnetic Field from Juno
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Moon Corona, Halo, and Arcs over Manitoba
Moon Corona, Halo, and Arcs over Manitoba
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Illustris Simulation of the Universe
Illustris Simulation of the Universe
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Central Centaurus A
Central Centaurus A
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LDN 1622: Dark Nebula in Orion
LDN 1622: Dark Nebula in Orion
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Trifecta at Twilight
Trifecta at Twilight
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