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NASA Plans Another Busy Year for Earth Science Fieldwork

NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 – from a Hawaiian volcano to Colorado mountain tops and west Pacific islands – to investigate critical scientific questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it.

NASA Study Finds Solar Storms Could Spark Soils at Moon's Poles

Powerful solar storms can charge up the soil in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the lunar poles, and may possibly produce "sparks" that could vaporize and melt the soil, perhaps as much as meteoroid impacts, according to new NASA-funded research.

Piers Sellers: A Legacy of Science

Piers Sellers, who passed away on Dec. 23 more than a year after learning he had pancreatic cancer, leaves behind a dynamic legacy at NASA.

Gina DiBraccio - A Maven of MAVEN and a Fitness Buff

Gina DiBraccio is a research scientist who works on the MAVEN mission and is also a fitness buff and a travel aficiondo.

NASA Reveals the Unknown in 2016

In 2016, NASA drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world’s knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of Earth.

NASA’s MAVEN Mission Observes Ups and Downs of Water Escape from Mars

MAVEN has determined that the water escaping from Mars does not always go gently into space.

NASA's MAVEN Mission Gives Unprecedented Ultraviolet View of Mars

New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior.

NASA’S MAVEN Spacecraft Celebrates One Mars Year of Science

MAVEN completed one Mars year of science observations today. One Mars year is just under two Earth years.

NASA's Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby

NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today.

NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal.

Decades of Discovery: NASA’s Exploration of Jupiter

Launched five years ago on Aug. 5, 2011, NASA’s Juno mission maneuvered into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, joining a long tradition of discovery at the gas giant.

NASA's Juno Peers Inside a Giant

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its long-anticipated arrival at Jupiter on July 4 and begin to unravel some of Jupiter’s greatest mysteries, including the origin of its massive magnetosphere.

Goddard Scientist Presents "The Juno Mission to Jupiter” at the Library of Congress

The public is invited to a free talk called “The Juno Mission to Jupiter,” to be presented by Goddard’s Jack Connerney at the Mary Pickford Theater on Thursday, June 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

NASA Research Gives New Insights into How the Moon Got 'Inked'

Observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter combined with computer simulations offer new clues about lunar swirls -- mysterious patterns of light and dark "tattooed" on the moon’s surface.

Industry, Government, Academia Seek to Sustain Women in STEM

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Lockheed Martin hosted a roundtable event March 29 at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, Virginia.

Goddard Pioneers: Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering

NASA began empowering female scientists and engineers more than 20 years before Women’s History Month became an official national celebration.

Close Comet Flyby Threw Mars’ Magnetic Field Into Chaos

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft got an intimate view of the havoc that comet Siding Spring’s close encounter wreaked on the magnetic environment of Mars. The effect was temporary but profound.

NASA’s First Wide-Field Soft-X-ray Camera Is a Gift That Keeps Giving

NASA’s first wide-field soft X-ray camera, which incorporated a never-before-flown focusing technology when it debuted in late 2012, is a gift that keeps giving.

MAVEN Observes Mars Moon Phobos in Mid- and Far-Ultraviolet

In late 2015, NASA's MAVEN mission made a series of close approaches to Mars’ moon Phobos. The images obtained will be helpful in assessing the composition of this moon, whose origin is unknown.

NASA Invites Media to 54th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Media are invited to hear leaders in the science and engineering world speak at the 54th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium at the Greenbelt Marriott, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 9

We’re Hosting a ‘State of NASA’ Event at an Agency Location Nearest You

NASA is opening its doors and inviting its social media followers and news media to an in-person ‘State of NASA’ event on Feb. 9, 2016, at one of the agency’s 10 field centers.

Goddard Year in Review - 2015

As the year draws to a close, many of us send out cards to friends and loved ones. Gathered here are just a few of the shining moments from the Goddard "household" in 2015.

Mars Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Planet’s Atmosphere

Data from NASA’s MAVEN mission have enabled researchers to determine that the solar wind strips away about 1/4 pound of gas from the Martian atmosphere every second, and perhaps more at times.

Explore@NASAGoddard 2015 Concludes

Gates opened to the public Sept. 26, 2015, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for the first time in four years in celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary.

Open House Sneak Peek: Explore Goddard’s Latest Science

Since it last opened its gates to the public in 2011, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has seen rapid growth and discovery in its four science disciplines...
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