NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center News and Features
- Down to the Kernel: NASA Space Imaging Helps Predict Crop Yields
Satellite imagery offers scientists new insights into our planet, but the daily snapshots from space also have an impact for business too—including helping predict just how much corn is growing down h …
- NASA’s MAVEN Selfie Marks Four Years in Orbit at Mars
To mark MAVEN’s fourth anniversary, the team released a selfie image of the spacecraft at Mars.
- Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data
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 scienc …
- Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots, Bursts
In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices lies the impressive Coma Cluster — a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity.
- NASA Balloon Mission Captures Electric Blue Clouds
Scientists share mesmerizing new images of electric blue clouds from NASA's PMC Turbo balloon mission that flew in over the Arctic in July.
- NASA’s TESS Shares First Science Image in Hunt to Find New Worlds
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which began science operations in July, has released its first full frame image using all four of its cameras.
- Hubble Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Features Around a Neutron Star
An unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star detected by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope could indicate new features never before seen.
- NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with …
- Hubble Goes Wide to Seek Out Far-Flung Galaxies
A new Hubble observing campaign will boldly expand the space telescope's view into largely uncharted regions of the universe.
- NASA-funded ELFIN To Study How Electrons Get Lost
The NASA-funded, UCLA built ELFIN Cubesat will launch on Sept 15, piggy-backing with NASA's ICESat-2, to study how electrons are lost from the Van Allen Belts.
- NASA Awards Contract for Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging Stations
NASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC in Columbia, Maryland, for the construction, deployment and commissioning of the agency’s next-generation Space Geodesy Satellite Laser …
- How NASA Goddard Tests Tools Astronauts Will Use to Explore Distant Worlds
Tools that can quickly reveal a terrain’s chemistry and form will help astronauts explore new worlds.
- Help Make a Better World Land Map with NASA App
Beginning this September, you can be part of a project to build finer details into global maps by sharing photos of the world around you in a new citizen science project from NASA under the GLOBE Prog …
- Orson John III's Three Principles Led Him From Navajo Nation to NASA
Orson John took “three principles” from growing up in the Navajo Nation to a NASA engineering career.
- NASA’s SDO Spots 2 Lunar Transits in Space
On Sept. 9, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw two lunar transits over the course of just six hours.
- Hubble Peers into a Galaxy’s Dusty Haze
Galaxy NGC 4036 is known for its irregular lanes of dust, which form a swirling spiral pattern around the center of the galaxy.
- ICESat-2 Scientists to Investigate Icy Mysteries
Scientists with the ICESat-2 mission are already thinking beyond the mission's key objectives, ready to use the detailed height data to investigate Earth's frozen reaches.
- Success in Critical Communications Tests for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
When NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2021, it will write a new chapter in cosmic history.
- NASA Television to Air Launch of Global Ice-Measuring Satellite
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to measure the changing height of Earth's ice, is scheduled to launch Saturday, Sept. 15, with a 40-minute window opening at …
- NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Shadow Science: Using Eclipses…' at Library of Congress Lecture
The public is invited to a free talk called 'Shadow Science: Using Eclipses to Shed New Light on Heavenly Bodies,' with NASA Chief Scientist Dr. James Green. The talk will occur in the Pickf …