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VISIONS-2 Provides a Look at Earth’s Escaping Atmosphere

12.07.2018
Two NASA sounding rockets were successfully launched Dec. 7 from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, in Norway providing scientist a look at the process of Earth’s atmosphere escaping into space.

Radio JOVE From NASA: Tuning In to Your Local Celestial Radio Show

12.04.2018
What does Jupiter sound like? If you had to take a guess, would you imagine the sharp staccato of popcorn popping? The slow static of waves reaching the shore? The universe is full of radio emissions, and all you need to hear them for yourself is a box the size of a DVD player.

To Image Leaky Atmosphere, NASA Rocket Team Heads North

11.30.2018
Earth's atmosphere is leaking-but how does oxygen get the energy to escape to space? NASA's VISIONS-2 rocket will soon launch into the unique magnetic environment near the North Pole in pursuit of an answer.

NASA Keeps Watch Over Space Explosions

11.15.2018
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission has been observing a type of space explosion called magnetic reconnection for three years. MMS just witnessed such an explosion in a unique location: the part of Earth’s magnetic environment trailing behind the planet, away from the Sun — with enough resolution to reveal its true nature more clearly.

NASA Brings its Science and Supercomputing Advances to SC18

11.05.2018
From designing rocket launch pad components and safer rotorcraft to improving flood and drought forecasts to modeling the formation of planetary disks, NASA will highlight supercomputing advances at SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 12 to 15 in Dallas.

Counting Down to ICON's Launch

10.16.2018
NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer launches in October 2018 to study Earth's interface to space. Here are 10 key things to know about the mission.

Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data

09.21.2018
NASA’s continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their science potential is exceptional.

NASA’s GOLD instrument captures its first image of the Earth

09.17.2018
NASA's GOLD instrument powered on and opened its cover to scan the Earth for the first time, resulting in a “first light” image of the Western Hemisphere in the ultraviolet.

August Auroras Light Up North American Skies

08.30.2018
An unexpected aurora colored the skies of Canada and northern U.S. states.

NASA Studies Space Applications for GaN Crystals

08.07.2018
An exotic material poised to become the semiconductor of choice for power electronics —- because it is far more efficient than silicon — is now being eyed for potential applications in space.
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