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Moon’s South Pole In NASA’s Landing Sites

In this multi-temporal illumination map of the lunar south pole, Shackleton crater (19 km diameter) is in the center, the south pole is located approximately at 9 o’clock on its rim. The map was created from images from the camera aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

April 16, 2019 – NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years, and the agency has its sights set on a place no humans have ever gone before: the lunar South Pole. Read More

CubeSats Prove Their Worth For Scientific Missions

This image shows an artificial image of the MinXSS CubeSat observing the Sun. Image Credit: MinXSS Team

April 16, 2019 – Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. Read More

Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon

Artist’s concept of the LADEE spacecraft (left) detecting water vapor from meteoroid impacts on the Moon (right). Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Conceptual Image Lab

April 15, 2019 – Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor. Read More

NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years Of Asteroid Data

Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto as imaged in multiple exposures of infrared light by the NEOWISE space telescope. The infrared images were taken on February 25, 2019, when the comet was about 56 million miles, or 90 million kilometers, from Earth. C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto is a long-period comet originally from the Oort Cloud and coming in near the Sun for the first time in over 1,000 years. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

April 15, 2019 – NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five years of NEOWISE data have significantly advanced scientists’ knowledge of asteroids and comets in the solar system, as well as the stars and galaxies beyond. Read More

NASA’s Cassini Reveals Surprises With Titan’s Lakes

This near-infrared, color view from Cassini shows the sun glinting off of Titan’s north polar seas. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Arizona/Univ. Idaho

April 15, 2019 – On its final flyby of Saturn’s largest moon in 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan’s northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane. Read More

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Source: San Diego State University

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Source: NASA

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Source: GovCon Wire

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Source: Iowa State University

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Source: University of Delaware

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Source: Carnegie Institution for Science

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Source: University of Colorado Boulder

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Source: Colorado Public Radio

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Source: Carnegie Institution for Science