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NASA's Juno Mission 14h
The intriguing streaks in this recent view of Jupiter are hazes floating above the planet’s cloud tops. Scientists don’t know exactly how they form, at least not yet. Learn more: 📸 Image processed by Gerald Eichstädt
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NASA Solar System 17h
Galileo and the worm: NASA’s “worm” logo made an appearance when the Galileo spacecraft was released from the cargo bay of Shuttle Atlantis in 1989 just before the robotic probe made its trip to Jupiter.
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Thomas Zurbuchen 18h
What questions do you have for and I? We'll be recording an episode of next week remotely from each of our homes. Ask your questions below!
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NASA Solar System Apr 1
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Why DOES the Moon look so huge on the horizon sometimes? Check out this explainer:
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx 22h
Ever wonder what’s asteroid fiction and what’s asteroid fact? Watch this OSIRIS-REx 321Science video to find out!
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NASA Solar System Apr 1
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Why DOES the Moon look so huge on the horizon sometimes? Check out this explainer:
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Thomas Zurbuchen Apr 1
NASA has always used its expertise and ingenuity to tackle unique problems. During this health emergency, NASA leadership is challenging our workforce to find viable solutions for the nation in response to COVID-19. Learn more:
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NASA Apr 1
LIVE: Chief Scientist Jim Green and director Dr. Penny Boston participate in an panel about the search for signs of life on Mars and the implications of this discovery. How to watch:
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NASA Solar System Mar 31
Some night sky highlights for April: Venus visits the Pleiades, and we delve into the “Moon illusion.” 🌕🏔👁Get details and downloads at:
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NASA Solar System Apr 1
We’ve selected 6 exceptional early career planetary scientists to continue their research and help unlock the secrets of our solar system. All 6 recipients show amazing promise, and we can't wait to see what they will accomplish next! Meet them here:
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NASA Solar System Mar 31
Some night sky highlights for April: Venus visits the Pleiades, and we delve into the “Moon illusion.” 🌕🏔👁Get details and downloads at:
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NASA Solar System Mar 31
While today ends celebrating , we are honored to have so many talented women leading at the forefront of STEAM areas every day! Learn more about the extraordinary people of NASA here:
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NASA Citizen Science Mar 31
In addition to working on real science and making discoveries, our are named co-authors on scientific publications:
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NASA Exoplanets Mar 31
📣Discovery Alert!📣 Three exoplanets were found orbiting a star just 12 light-years away. One, a Super-Earth 1.7 times the mass of our home planet🌎, is in the habitable zone of its star🌟 (meaning liquid water *could* exist on the surface).
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NASA Solar System Mar 31
🌌🔭 Open a window on the worlds of the solar system — right from your own home — with videos, VR tours, podcasts and hands-on activities for the whole family:
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NASA Solar System Mar 30
You may sometimes hear about making a close approach to Earth. But just how close is a “close approach”? Here’s something you can do with to find out. To learn more, visit:
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NASA Solar System Mar 30
A new mission called SunRISE will study how our local star generates and releases giant storms of particles into planetary space. The mission will use an array of six CubeSats operating together as one large radio telescope. Details:
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NASA InSight Mar 30
Learn about and my mission from home, with lessons, activities, and even some new quizzes and games created by our partners on my seismometer team . It’s all available for students, teachers and learners of any age, over at:
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NASA Solar System Mar 30
You may sometimes hear about making a close approach to Earth. But just how close is a “close approach”? Here’s something you can do with to find out. To learn more, visit:
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NASA Solar System Mar 30
“My job is telling the stories of space – how we get there and why we’re going. I don’t have a STEM degree, but I still contribute in an important way. I inspire the world to look up and love space!” Lindsay McLaurin, Solar System Public Engagement Lead, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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