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NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

07.26.2018
The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

NASA Scientist to Discuss ‘The Upper Atmosphere: Where Space Weather Meets Earth Weather’ at Library of Congress Lecture

05.31.2018
The public is invited to a free talk called ' The Upper Atmosphere: Where Space Weather Meets Earth Weather,' with Dr. Sarah Jones in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.

NASA’s New Dellingr Spacecraft Baselined for Pathfinding CubeSat Mission to Van Allen Belts

05.01.2018
A new CubeSat mission — GTOSat — will do more than monitor the environmentally forbidding radiation belts that encircle Earth.

2020 Decadal Survey Missions: At a Glance

04.24.2018
Any telescope that reaches the launch pad in the 2030s likely will look much different than the concepts four teams are currently studying to inform the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics, but the studies do offer a roadmap.

NASA Teams Study the Agency’s Future in Astrophysics; Tackle Formidable Technology Challenges

04.24.2018
As in past decades, the agency won’t make that decision in a vacuum or without understanding the technical obstacles, which are formidable.

New Exoplanet Collaboration Hosts Meeting to Explore Molecular Seeds of Life

04.09.2018
The Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration (SEEC) hosts its first annual symposium April 9-13. Researchers will discuss how our knowledge of the early solar system can help the hunt for life on other worlds.

NASA Joins International Science Team in Exploring Auroral Cusp from Norway

02.27.2018
North of Norway, the magnetic bubble surrounding Earth dips inward, allowing space particles to funnel in toward the planet. An international team will spend two years investigating the physics of heating and charged particle precipitation in this region, one of the few places on Earth with easy access to the electrically charged solar wind.

Pulsating Aurora Mysteries Uncovered with Help from NASA’s THEMIS Mission

02.20.2018
The precise mechanism driving pulsating auroras, long unknown, has now been identified with help from NASA's THEMIS mission.

NASA Mission Launched; Will Revolutionize Our Understanding of Space Weather

02.02.2018
NASA's first mission to provide unprecedented measurements of, and changes in, the temperature and composition of Earth's upper atmosphere launched at 5:20 p.m. EST Jan. 25, from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

01.31.2018
Sixty years ago, the U.S. launched Explorer 1, rocketing into the Space Age.

Studying the Van Allen Belts 60 Years After America’s First Spacecraft

01.31.2018
The U.S.' first satellite in space, launched Jan. 31, 1958, heralded the emergence of space physics and ushered in a new era of technology and communications. This satellite, Explorer 1, discovered Earth's Van Allen Belts. Sixty years later, scientists are still working to understand their peculiar and puzzling nature.

NASA’s GOLD Powers on for the First Time

01.29.2018
NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission powered on the GOLD instrument for the first time after launch on Jan. 28, 7:23 p.m. EST.

NASA GOLD Mission to Image Earth’s Interface to Space

01.24.2018
On Jan. 25, 2018, NASA launches Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, a hosted instrument aboard SES-14 that will inspect the dynamic intermingling of space and Earth's uppermost atmosphere.

Explorer 1: The Beginning of American Space Science

01.23.2018
Sixty years ago, the hopes of Cold War America soared into the night sky as a rocket lofted skyward above Cape Canaveral, a soon-to-be-famous barrier island off the Florida coast.

Two Heads Are Better than One: ICON & GOLD Teaming Up To Explore Earth’s Interface to Space

01.04.2018
Two new NASA missions are teaming up to explore where Earth's atmosphere interfaces with space — a little-understood area that's close to home but historically hard to observe.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

12.20.2017
A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

Can Data Save Dolphins? How Scientists Are Using NASA Data to Study Link Between Solar Storms and Animal Beachings

12.08.2017
The age-old mystery of why otherwise healthy dolphins, whales and porpoises get stranded along coasts worldwide deepens.

All Missions On Board for NASA Heliophysics Research

11.27.2017
In a new type of collaborative study, scientists combined data from 16 separate NASA spacecraft to understand how a particle phenomenon in the magnetic environment, called a substorm, around Earth occurs.

New NASA Mission Concept Aimed at Studying Why Planets Lose their Atmospheres

11.14.2017
A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission that the agency recently selected as one of five for further consideration as a possible NASA Explorer mission.

NASA’s ICON Explores the Boundary Between Earth and Space

10.18.2017
On Dec. 8, 2017, NASA launches the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, a low-Earth orbiting satellite that will give us new information about how Earth's atmosphere interacts with near-Earth space.

Small Collisions Make Big Impact on Mercury’s Thin Atmosphere

09.29.2017
Mercury, our smallest planetary neighbor, has very little to call an atmosphere, but it does have a strange weather pattern: morning micro-meteor showers.

NASA, ESA Spacecraft Track Solar Storm Through Space

08.15.2017
Using seven spacecraft, along with computer models, scientists have pieced together the journey of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun outward to Mars, Comet 67P, Jupiter and even the New Horizons spacecraft now beyond Pluto.

Two Weeks in the Life of a Sunspot

08.04.2017
During its 13-day trip across the face of the sun, a sunspot recently put on a show for NASA's sun-watching satellites, producing several solar flares, a coronal mass ejection and a solar energetic particle event.

NASA Mission Surfs through Waves in Space to Understand Space Weather

07.24.2017
NASA's Van Allen Probes have observed a new population of space sound waves, called plasmaspheric hiss, which are important in removing high-energy particles from around Earth that can damage satellites.

Goddard Hosts 8th Annual Science Jamboree for Employees

07.13.2017
The Goddard Office of Communications and the Goddard Sciences and Exploration Directorate produced the eighth annual Science Jamboree on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
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