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NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

08.16.2016
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

08.05.2016
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

06.29.2016
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

06.13.2016
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'

04.29.2016
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

04.01.2016
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

03.24.2016
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

03.09.2016
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

03.08.2016
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

02.29.2016
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

02.22.2016
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

01.28.2016
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

12.22.2015
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

11.05.2015
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

09.28.2015
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

09.25.2015
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...

MAVEN Mission Celebrates One Year at Mars

09.22.2015
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has been in orbit around Mars for one Earth year. MAVEN was launched on Nov. 18, 2013, and successfully entered Mars orbit on Sept. 21, 2014.

The Fact and Fiction of Martian Dust Storms

09.18.2015
Goddard scientists discuss the reality of dust storms on Mars, which sometimes kick up enough dust to be seen by telescopes on Earth.

NASA Goddard Opens Doors to Public to Explore@NASA Goddard, Free Event

09.16.2015
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is opening its doors for the first time in four years to give the public a chance to explore what happens behind the gates of the campus.

Mapping Mars' Upper Atmosphere

09.02.2015
High above the thin Martian skies, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is carrying out a mission: determine how Mars lost its early atmosphere, and with it, its water. While previous Mars orbiters have peered dow

Lunar IceCube to Take on Big Mission From Small Package

08.04.2015
Goddard is part of the team developing a shoebox-sized mission called Lunar IceCube to search for water ice and other resources from above the surface of the moon.

Science Jamboree Attracts Interns, Scientists from Across Goddard

07.10.2015
From cryogenically frozen marshmallows and pennies to 3D printed supernova, Tuesday’s Science Jamboree filled the atrium in Building 28 with science displays and demonstrations.

MAVEN Results Find Mars Behaving Like a Rock Star

06.20.2015
If planets had personalities, Mars would be a rock star, according to recent preliminary results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.

MAVEN Completes 1,000 Orbits around Mars

04.08.2015
NASA’s MAVEN mission, the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere, completed 1,000 orbits around the Red Planet on April 6, 2015.

NASA Spacecraft Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars

03.18.2015
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has observed an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and an aurora that reaches surprisingly deep into the Martian atmosphere.
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