NASA Selects Proposals for New Space Environment Missions

NASA has selected five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the…

MAVEN Maps Electric Currents around Mars that are Fundamental to Atmospheric Loss

NASA’s MAVEN mission has created a map of electric current systems in the Martian atmosphere. These…

NASA Selects Proposals to Study Volatile Stars, Galaxies, Cosmic Collisions

NASA has selected proposals for four missions that would study cosmic explosions and the debris they…

NASA’s MAVEN Explores Mars to Understand Radio Interference at Earth

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has discovered “layers” and “rifts” in the electrically charged part of the upper…

New Technique May Give NASA’s Webb Telescope a Way to Quickly Identify Planets with Oxygen

Researchers may have found a way that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope can quickly identify nearby…

X Marks the Spot: NASA Selects Site for Asteroid Sample Collection

After a year scoping out asteroid Bennu’s boulder-scattered surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample…

Newfound Martian Aurora Actually the Most Common; Sheds Light on Mars’ Changing Climate

A type of Martian aurora first identified by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft in 2016 is actually the…

First Detection of Sugars in Meteorites Gives Clues to Origin of Life

An international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites, supporting the hypothesis that meteorite…

NASA to Live Stream Symposium on Exoplanet Science

The symposium, titled “Rocky Exoplanets in the Era of NASA’s Webb: Theory and Observation” is the…

NASA Scientist to Discuss “From the Sun to Solar Wind” at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free lecture called ‘From the Sun to Solar Wind: The…