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Science Jamboree event photos

The 2016 Science Jamboree was a great success! A collection of 50 photos from the event are available now.

Paul Mahaffy Named Director of the Solar System Exploration Division

Paul Mahaffy has been named the new Director of Goddard’s Solar System Exploration Division. Paul served for nearly 10 years as Chief of the Planetary Environments Laboratory, leading this group’s study of planetary atmospheres and surface environments with emphases on the modeling of atmospheres and surface environments, advanced instrument development, the study of terrestrial planetary analogs, and the development of space-qualified instruments. Paul is currently Principal Investigator of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) investigation on the Curiosity rover and of the Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer (NGIMS) on the MAVEN Mars orbiter. He previously participated in a wide range of planetary missions, including those to Jupiter, Saturn, comets, and the moon.

Anne Kinney wins a Presidential Rank Award

Anne Kinney received a 2012 Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious Executive). These awards are given to high-performing senior career employees for "sustained extraordinary accomplishment." Executives from across Government are nominated by their agency heads, evaluated by citizen panels, and designated by the President. Winners of these awards are deemed to be strong leaders, professionals, or scientists who achieve results and consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, industry, and a relentless commitment to excellence in public service.

Connerney Discusses Juno Mission to Jupiter

Jack Connerney talks about the Juno mission to Jupiter and the spacecraft's magnetometer, designed and built at Goddard, with the Washington Post, the Guardian and

Washington Post Story
Guardian Podcast story

National Geographic News features LPSA field study

Photo gallery highlights the trip taken by Goddard's Lunar and Planetary Sciences Academy interns to investigate the roving rocks of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, Calif.

What's on Mercury?

Pamela Clark of Code 695 tells Discovery News what might be learned about the solar system by studying Mercury.

Cosmic noise could improve space weather forecasts

Mike Collier of Code 695 explains how dedicated measurements of soft X-rays could improve our understanding of Earth's magnetosphere and of space weather.

Connerney quoted by Nature News

In a Nature News story, Jack Connerney of Code 695 discusses the continuing mystery of the puzzling magnetic stripes found by the Mars Global Surveyor.
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