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Photo of people releases weather balloons into blue sky
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
Jun 2, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation on Monday, August 21, 2017. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14... Read more

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Earth
Jun 22, 2017

NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Oklahoma in Norman for a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation’s lead in measuring key carbon-based greenhouse gases and... Read more

Illustration of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on Sept. 15, 2017.
Solar System
Jun 22, 2017

Media accreditation is now open for events around the conclusion of Cassini's mission at Saturn. The spacecraft, which has explored the ringed planet and its moons since 2004, will make a fateful... Read more

mage of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Sun
Jun 21, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21. ... Read more

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size.
Universe
Jun 19, 2017

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's... Read more

mage of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Sun
Jun 13, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. Representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations, will provide important... Read more

This illustration depicts a sample of the many planets discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope.
Universe
Jun 12, 2017

NASA will hold a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, June 19, to announce the latest planet candidate results from the agency's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission. The briefing, taking place during... Read more

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Greenland's Thinning Ice Poster
Earth, Climate Change, Ice
Jun 8, 2017

NASA's OMG and Operation IceBridge missions are investigating the thinning of Greenland's ice sheets from both above and below. Read this story Read more

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Image of NICER mission
Universe, Stars
Jun 5, 2017

The NICER instrument which will explore neutron stars launched to the International Space Station. Read more