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Illustration of the ring of dust that can obscure the energetic processes near the black hole of an active galactic nuclei.
Jun 13, 2017

Researchers at the University of Texas San Antonio using observations from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, found that the dust surrounding active, ravenous black holes... Read more

This illustration depicts a sample of the many planets discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope.
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

Kepler K2 SciCon IV
Jun 9, 2017

NASA invites members of the media to attend the fourth Kepler and K2 Science Conference held June 19-23. The weeklong science conference will take place at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s... Read more

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

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

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

Your Immune System... In Space Poster
May 31, 2017

NASA studies are looking at the effects of space travel on the human body's immune system. Read this story Read more

Solar Probe Plus spacecraft leaving Earth
May 26, 2017

NASA will make an announcement about the agency’s first mission to fly directly into our sun’s atmosphere during an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, from the University of Chicago’s William... Read more

Report and title cover for the NASA Earth Science's Applied Sciences Program 2016 report
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... Read more

This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles
Solar System
May 25, 2017

Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm... Read more