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illustration of magnetic field lines and energetic particles surrounding Earth
Sun
Jul 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... Read more

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Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Jul 13, 2017

Images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval. Read more

animation of SDO observations of a sunspot
Sun
Jul 12, 2017

A new sunspot group has rotated into view and seems to be growing rather quickly in this video captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory between July 5-11, 2017. ... Read more

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illustrated diagram
Universe
Jul 11, 2017

Cutaway CAD model representation of proposed HIRMES instrument design. (Credit: GSFC HIRMES Instrument Team) Technology Development: NASA is... Read more

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close up photograph of mosquito
Earth
Jul 10, 2017

Spaceborne data are monitoring these airborne assailants in the name of public health. It’s a simple tactic in mosquito combat—find out where the... Read more

Artist's concept of SOFIA flying into the shadow of Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69.
Universe
Jul 10, 2017

On July 10, researchers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, will attempt to study the environment around a distant Kuiper Belt Object, 2014 MU69, which is the... Read more

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Solar Minimum is Coming Poster
Sun, Our Sun, Earth’s Space Environment
Jun 27, 2017

Intense solar activity such as sunspots and solar flares subsides during solar minimum, but that doesn’t mean the sun becomes dull. Solar activity... Read more

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Photo of bare trees in forest after fire
Earth
Jun 23, 2017

A NASA-supported tool is accelerating wildfire recovery Burned Area Emergency Response teams— they may be one of most important parts of wildfires... Read more

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Image collage of woman and child observing a launch and flying aircraft
Jun 23, 2017

NASA Langley Research Center is celebrating 100 years.  Learn more through our commemorative artwork and graphics. Read more