News Articles

Greenland's Thinning Ice Poster
Earth, Climate Change, Ice
Jun 8, 2017
With temperatures around the world climbing, melt waters from the continental ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are raising sea levels. Those ice sheets are melting from both above and below. Much of the ice lost from ice sheets comes from a process called calving where ice erodes, breaks off... Read More
Universe, Stars
Jun 5, 2017
The NICER instrument which will explore neutron stars launched to the International Space Station.
Image of NICER mission
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 states across the United States will experience over two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day.
Photo of people releases weather balloons into blue sky
ISS
May 31, 2017
Getting sick when you’re far from home is a drag. You’d give anything to crawl into your own soft bed and sleep, but you’re stuck in a cookie-cutter hotel room feeling like a sick fish out of water. Well, it could be worse. You could be an astronaut on the way to Mars -- a really long way from mom... Read More
Your Immune System... In Space Poster
Earth
May 25, 2017
From penguins to plant stress, the 2016 Annual Report highlights the many innovative ways our partners use Earth observations to support their projects and activities.
Report and title cover for the NASA Earth Science's Applied Sciences Program 2016 report
Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
May 16, 2017
The spectacle of a mammoth rocket ‘breaking the surly bonds of Earth’ takes our breath away. Equally amazing are the secrets revealed to us by science missions these rockets have launched – and NASA puts careful thought into what kind of mission will best achieve that science. Sometimes a large,... Read More
NASA's Sounding Rockets Poster
Universe
May 15, 2017
How does media enhance science learning? Fifty teachers tested prototypes in their classrooms.
collage of faces
Sun, Sky Watching, Eclipses
May 15, 2017
Join NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations for a nationally-televised event on the upcoming total solar eclipse.
Total eclipse image taken Mar. 20, 2015 at Svalbard, Norway
Earth, Climate Change
May 12, 2017
Water is a critical resource in the western U.S. NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory is giving California water agencies the first complete measurements of the water available in the Sierra snowpack along with data on when the snow will melt.
Image of airplane scanning snow fall in landscape
Solar System
May 8, 2017
"If you don't spend time thinking about the future...you don't have that future." NASA Planetary Science Director Jim Green challenges us to think big at the Vision 2050 Conference in Washington, D.C.
Rocket exiting the clouds
Earth
May 8, 2017
Satellite image of a flood
Solar System, Sky Watching
Apr 21, 2017
Comets are some of the most interesting objects in the solar system. Water that filled the ancient oceans of Earth might have been delivered by comets. And there is growing evidence that many comets (as well as some primitive asteroids) contain molecules key to life. NASA has sent space probes to... Read More
Close Approach Comets Poster
Universe
Apr 17, 2017
The most sophisticated space science telescope ever constructed – the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – is targeted to launch in October 2018. With a primary mirror three times as wide as The Hubble Space Telescope and a special sensitivity to penetrating infrared radiation, Webb will peer into... Read More
Universe, Earth, Sun, Solar System
Apr 13, 2017
Earth. A world dominated by water. Trillions of gallons flow freely across the surface of our blue-green planet. While we once thought oceans made our planet unique, we’re now coming to realize that ‘ocean worlds’ are all around us.  
Ocean Worlds Poster
Earth
Apr 10, 2017
NASA invites people around the world to help us celebrate Earth Day 2017 by "adopting" one of 64,000 individual pieces of Earth as seen from space.  
Title image with map in background