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Old Data, New Tricks: Fresh Results from NASA’s Galileo Spacecraft 20 Years On

04.30.2018
Newly analyzed data from the Galileo spacecraft's flybys of one of Jupiter's moons two decades ago is yielding fresh insights: The magnetic field around the moon Ganymede makes it unlike any other in the solar system.

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.

Do-It-Yourself Science: Because We Are All Explorers

04.11.2018
In the mornings, Sylvia Beer sits at the desktop computer in her living room with a cup of coffee and looks for ridges on Mars.

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.

Mystery of Purple Lights in Sky Solved With Help From Citizen Scientists

03.14.2018
Citizen scientists, satellites and researchers solve the mystery of new purple lights in the sky. The lights, called STEVE, provide scientists insight into Earth's magnetic field.

Latest Updates from NASA on IMAGE Recovery

03.06.2018
Late on March 4, 2018, personnel at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland, reported detecting IMAGE’s signal for the first time after losing contact on Feb. 24. However the signal was too weak to lock on to.

Latest Data From IMAGE Indicates Spacecraft’s Power Functional

02.02.2018
New information regarding IMAGE provide some additional — though not yet complete — information on how the spacecraft began to transmit signals again.

NASA’s Newly Rediscovered IMAGE Mission Provided Key Aurora Research

02.02.2018
A long-lost NASA satellite, IMAGE, has recently been rediscovered. The mission's nearly six years in operation provided robust research about the space around Earth that continue to guide science to this day.

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.

NASA IMAGE Confirmed

01.30.2018
The identity of the satellite re-discovered on Jan. 20, 2018, has been confirmed as NASA’s IMAGE, which launched on March 25, 2000, and with which contact was unexpectedly lost on Dec. 18, 2005.

Updates on Recovery Attempts for NASA IMAGE Mission

01.29.2018
In mid-January, an amateur astronomer reported they believed they had made contact with a NASA satellite called Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE). IMAGE launched on March 25, 2000, and contact was unexpectedly lost on Dec. 18, 2005.

Attempting to Contact NASA’s IMAGE

01.26.2018
In mid-January, an amateur astronomer reported they believed they had made contact with a NASA satellite called Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE). IMAGE launched on March 25, 2000, and contact was unexpectedly lost on Dec. 18, 2005.

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.

Above and Beyond: NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Surpasses Expectations Flying to New Heights in 2017

01.12.2018
MMS has been studying Earth's space environment for over two years, and in 2017 it made many discoveries changing how we understand the magnetic environment protecting our planet.

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Locates Elusive Electron Act

01.03.2018
New NASA research helps improve our understanding of how electrons move through the complex region around Earth — information that will help untangle how such particle acrobatics affect the planet.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

12.20.2017
A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

Taking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA Observations

11.17.2017
New NASA mission results show that tornado-like swirls of space plasma create tumultuous boundaries in the near-Earth environment, letting dangerous high-energy particles slip into 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 Team Miniaturizes Century-Old Technology for Use on CubeSats

08.03.2017
A century-old technology that scientists use to probe the ionosphere — the important atmospheric layer that can interfere with the transmission of radio waves — is getting smaller.

NASA-Developed Technologies Showcased on Dellingr’s Debut Flight

08.02.2017
Along for the ride on Dellingr’s maiden journey is a suite of miniaturized NASA-developed technologies — one no larger than a fingernail — that in many cases already have proven their mettle in suborbital or space demonstrations, boosting confidence that they will perform as designed once in orbit.

NASA Listens in as Electrons Whistle While They Work

07.17.2017
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.

Goddard Welcomes Nearly 450 Summer Interns

06.05.2017
Almost 450 interns will complete their "10-week job interview" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center this summer.

NASA Observations Reshape Basic Plasma Wave Physics

03.31.2017
With the help of MMS, NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén wave.
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