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NASA Recognizes 5 Early Career Planetary Scientists

3 min read NASA Recognizes 5 Early Career Planetary Scientists NASA has selected five early-career scientists for its 2023 Planetary Science Early Career Award (ECA) based on their demonstrated leadership, involvement in the planetary science community, and potential for future impact. The ECA program supports exceptional early-career scientists who play a meaningful role in the […]

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NASA Partner Zooniverse Receives White House Open Science Award

2 Min Read NASA Partner Zooniverse Receives White House Open Science Award Selection of Zooniverse project avatars. Credits: Zooniverse Congrats to NASA partner Zooniverse for being named winners in the White House’s Year of Open Science Recognition Challenge! The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) designated 2023 as the year of Open Science, and invited innovators to submit […]

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NASA Selects BAE Systems to Develop Air Quality Instrument for NOAA

Smog over a deep mountain valley. Credit: NOAA NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has selected BAE Systems (formerly known as Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation) of Boulder, Colorado, to develop an instrument to monitor air quality and provide information about the impact of air pollutants on Earth for NOAA’s […]

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Major Martian Milestones

1 Min Read Major Martian Milestones The horizon of Mars showing water-ice and dust in the atmosphere, as seen by the NASA’s Mars Odyssey mission on May 9, 2023. To find layers of ice and dust like these in Mars’s atmosphere, participants in the Cloudspotting on Mars project analyze data from a different infrared instrument, […]

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NASA’s Dragonfly Rotorcraft Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan Confirmed

3 min read NASA’s Dragonfly Rotorcraft Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan Confirmed NASA has confirmed its Dragonfly rotorcraft mission to Saturn’s organic-rich moon Titan. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the entire spacecraft and science instruments. Artist’s concept of Dragonfly soaring over […]

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Casey Honniball: Finding Her Space in Lunar Science

Lunar scientist Casey Honniball conducts lunar observations and field work near volcanoes to investigate how astronauts could use instruments during moonwalks. Name: Casey HonniballTitle: Lunar scientistOrganization: Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory, Science Directorate (Code 698) Casey Honniball is a lunar scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Courtesy of Casey Honniball […]

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NASA Volunteers Find Fifteen Rare “Active Asteroids”

2 Min Read NASA Volunteers Find Fifteen Rare “Active Asteroids” NASA’s Active Asteroids project Credits: Henry Hsieh Some extraordinary asteroids have “activity”–comet-like tails or envelopes of gas and dust.  NASA’s Active Asteroids project announced the discovery of activity on fifteen asteroids, challenging conventional wisdom about the solar system. To find these fifteen rare objects, more […]