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"24.06.2016 12:53:51" nasawavelength.org Resources for Libraries June marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern hemisphere with the passage of the summer solstice on June 20. It is also the time of the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference – one of the largest gatherings of innovators and Looking for great library resources at #ALAAC16? Visit NASA at booth 1961 and check out our new blog post for other ideas!
"22.06.2016 16:27:49" Timeline Photos What parts of the world get the most extreme rain? Will climate change cause more hurricanes and tropical storms?
This Thursday, join NASA scientists for a Live discussion of how we study extreme weather from space and to see behind the scenes of the
"21.06.2016 14:32:27" NASA Dawn Mission Diving into #STEM to empower #NASAbeyond!
"17.06.2016 13:16:55" NASA Viz Community Earth was far different 4 billion years ago. Back then it received only about 3/4 the amount of energy from the sun than it does today. It also lacked gases in its atmosphere that trap heat.
These conditions should have made the planet a cold, icy
"15.06.2016 14:36:11" nasa.gov A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth's surface.
"14.06.2016 13:51:42" NASA Goddard Want to try your hand at an asteroid sampling mission? OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission Project Scientist Jason Dworkin challenges players of the popular online game Kerbal Space Program (KSP) to replicate NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission. Gamers are to build
"01.06.2016 16:03:50" Timeline Photos Highlighted in June's Universe Discovery Guide: The Hercules Star Cluster- Learn about these ancient stars and where to find them in the night sky! Discover the history of globular clusters, plus related activities, resources, and connections to NASA
"25.05.2016 13:24:29" NASA Goddard We launched a new magazine for the next generation of space explorers! NASA Next, a news magazine made entirely for kids and teens, breaks down complex science and brings you the latest news on what our scientists and engineers are doing at here at
"24.05.2016 13:09:42" youtube.com ScienceCasts: Red and Golden Planets at Opposition Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Mars and Saturn are getting together in the constellation Scorpius for back-to-back oppositions in May and June 2016. Mars and Saturn are getting together in the constellation Scorpius for back-to-back oppositions in May and June 2016.
"23.05.2016 14:44:06" Women@NASA Know a middle school student who would want a mentor at NASA? Apply today for NASA GIRLS and BOYS! http://women.nasa.gov/apply-here/
"20.05.2016 14:42:34" NASA 360 From an interplanetary habitat configured to induce deep sleep for astronauts on long-duration missions to a highly efficient dual aircraft platform that may be able to stay aloft for weeks, NASA is investing in visionary technology development for the
"18.05.2016 17:14:51" NASA Langley Research Center NASA's S'COOL project, which asks students to observe clouds to help validate satellite measurements, recently had some volunteer help in a very remote, penguin-populated place called Heard Island, 500 miles from Antarctica. #EarthRightNow
"18.05.2016 16:36:29" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Meet our next planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), during a Twitter Q&A at 1 p.m. EDT. Use #AskTESS for questions!: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/144555927989/tess-the-planet-hunter
"18.05.2016 16:29:55" NASA 360 Beyond Pluto, NASA's New Horizons mission sets its sights on a potential new target out in the Kuiper Belt. http://go.nasa.gov/27ylFCe Resources and activities related to the New Horizons mission: http://ow.ly/EoEN300kNaB
"16.05.2016 14:45:44" NASA Earth Our latest #EarthExpedition takes you into the skies and forests of South Korea on the trail of a global killer: air pollution. Come with us inside our flying laboratory and into a forest research site as scientists chase clues to this complex health Air quality educational resources: http://nasawavelength.org/list/1275
"13.05.2016 15:44:28" NASA Goddard Hubble Spies a Spiral Snowflake
Together with irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies make up approximately 60 percent of the galaxies in the local universe. However, despite their prevalence, each spiral galaxy is unique — like snowflakes, no two are alike.
"12.05.2016 18:33:34" NASA Sun Science - with Little SDO NASA Directly Observes Fundamental Process of Nature for 1st Time
Like sending sensors up into a hurricane, NASA has flown four spacecraft through an invisible maelstrom in space, called magnetic reconnection. Magnetic reconnection is one of the prime
"10.05.2016 12:15:57" NASA Earth The North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) is a five-year mission looking at phytoplankton and ocean aerosols. Here Michael Behrenfeld, principal investigator for NAAMES, discusses these #EarthExpedition research areas.
"09.05.2016 13:54:49" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Get a front-row seat to the #MercuryTransit at 10:30 a.m. EDT during our Facebook Live event. Our scientists will be discussing this rare celestial event and taking your questions. Details:
"06.05.2016 14:50:12" climatekids.nasa.gov Which pole is colder? | NASA's Climate Kids Both the Arctic (North Pole) and the Antarctic (South Pole) are cold because they don't get any direct sunlight. The Sun is always low on the horizon, even in the middle of summer. In winter, the Sun is so far below the horizon that it doesn't come u
"05.05.2016 13:34:26" youtube.com ScienceCasts: The 2016 Transit of Mercury (updated) Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. On May 9th, Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astro... On May 9th, Mercury will move across the face of the sun, offering a rare viewing opportunity for professional astronomers and backyard sky watchers alike.
Transit Math Activities: http://ow.ly/4nsfri
"05.05.2016 13:19:41" NASA Earth Wildfire in Fort McMurray
A destructive wildfire burned through Canada's northern Alberta oil sands region, razing neighborhoods in Fort McMurray and displacing tens of thousands of residents.
At 12:34 p.m. local time on May 3, 2016, the Operational
"03.05.2016 14:33:52" globe.gov Webinars - GLOBE.gov In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Eric Brown de Colstoun, a NASA scientist who works with biometric and ground cover data, will explain how and why this type of data is collected using satellites. GLOBE teachers Mike Jabot and Marina Pavlic, who are Tonight at 8pm EDT, join GLOBE for a free webinar on their Biometry and Ground Cover field campaign.
"02.05.2016 13:38:47" NASA Earth NASA's latest #EarthExpedition is in the air over South Korea right now! Three aircraft including NASA's DC-8 packed with scientists and science instruments will be tracking the good, the bad, and they hazy of air quality. Conditions today are on the good Air quality resources on Wavelength: http://nasawavelength.org/list/1275
"02.05.2016 12:21:42" Timeline Photos Highlighted in May's Universe Discovery Guide: The Hubble Deep Field- Learn about this famous image of the Universe's history and where to find it in the night sky! Discover how telescopes act as time machines, plus related activities, resources, and
"22.04.2016 12:49:06" Timeline Photos Today, Earth Day, we're giving you a behind the scenes look at all we do in Earth science -- and the people who are working to better understand our home planet, every minute of every day.
We showed you our day, now show us yours! How do you make our
"22.04.2016 09:15:15" NASA Earth 24Seven NASA Earth 24Seven Celebrate Earth Day with NASA!
NASA's satellites, aircraft, instruments and field missions deliver vital information about our weather, environment and changing climate every 60 minutes, every 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Show us a minute Today, Earth Day, we're giving you a behind the scenes look at all we do in Earth science -- and the people who are working to better understand our home planet, every minute of every day.
We showed you our day, now show us yours! How do you make our
"21.04.2016 22:43:52" c2.staticflickr.com c2.staticflickr.com How do you celebrate #EarthDay? Join NASA in the #24Seven action with these hands-on activities: ow.ly/4mTWPa
"21.04.2016 14:36:35" jpl.nasa.gov von Kármán Lecture Series View the lecture series through Webcast Tonight at 10pm EDT: von Kármán Lecture - CubeSats: Big Goals, Tiny
"20.04.2016 14:51:42" nasawavelength.org Earth Day 2016 Connect with NASA this Earth Day using the hashtag #24Seven to share your Earth Day celebrations and see the work that NASA does every day for our home planet. Find activities to include in your Earth Day event. This #EarthDay share with NASA how you protect, improve & celebrate Earth. #24Seven
"20.04.2016 13:02:42" globe.gov Webinars - GLOBE.gov In this hour-long webinar, Dr. Erika Podest, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory working with SMAP, will describe the science and technology behind the mission, its societal applications, and how GLOBE data is helping validate SMAP soil moisture. Join GLOBE tonight at 8pm EDT for a free webinar exploring the SMAP soil moisture mission and how GLOBE data is helping validate mission measurements.
"19.04.2016 13:30:49" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Two comets display different shapes of X-ray emission, which indicates differences in the solar wind at the time of the observation and the atmospheres of each one. Take a look: http://go.nasa.gov/1SOVKeB Chandra X-ray Astronomy 101: ow.ly/4mQXHs
"18.04.2016 14:36:59" NASA 360 NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system. http://go.nasa.gov/1NaVhai
"15.04.2016 17:24:53" usasciencefestival.org USA Science and Engineering Festival - 2016 Festival Celebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 16-17, 2016. The US Science and Engineering Fest is taking place this weekend at the Washington DC Convention Center. NASA is well-represented with astronauts, scientists, engineers, and educators all ready to answer your questions and teach you something new. Come
"14.04.2016 11:02:55" nasa.gov Join NASA for a #24Seven Celebration of Earth Day NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. This Earth Day (April 22nd), submit a picture or a short video of whatever Earth-focused activity you are doing on Earth Day and post it on social media with the hashtag #24Seven. Pictures and videos can be posted to Twitter, Instagram and to the official
"12.04.2016 16:28:08" NASA Goddard Visitor Center This Sunday, April 17th, is this month's Sunday Experiment. Please stop in and see us! Doors open at noon, and activities begin at 1pm. See the link for more information.
"12.04.2016 16:25:44" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Education We're excited to welcome 40 community college STEM majors at JPL this week for NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars. Let the games begin! #NCAS2016
Learn more about the program and how to apply, here:
"11.04.2016 15:51:24" learningcenter.nsta.org The NSTA Learning Center Join us on Wednesday, April 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern time to learn about watersheds and the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. Register today! Join us on Wednesday, April 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST for a free webinar to learn about watersheds and how NASA satellites are helping us monitor and improve these vital natural resources.
"11.04.2016 14:30:14" NASA Earthdata The GRACE water mass balance data referenced within this article is distributed by NASA's Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC).PO.DAAC is one of twelve Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) DAACs that
"07.04.2016 23:55:21" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Searching for lonely planets without stars, NASA's K2 mission is trying a new technique: http://go.nasa.gov/1VBXCwo
Kepler and K2 Missions Check out the Kepler Star Wheels to find out where exoplanets have been found: http://nasawavelength.org/resource/nw-000-000-003-693/
"05.04.2016 18:31:20" NASA Earth Our first episode of the NASA TV Earth Expeditions program follows the Oceans Melting Greenland team as they prep for their deployment and then fly over the melting glaciers of Greenland. Then we do some man on the street interviews, preview our next Find more resources on Earth Expeditions here: http://nasawavelength.org/blog/nasa-earth-science-live
"01.04.2016 12:09:18" Timeline Photos Highlighted in April's Universe Discovery Guide: Planetary Families- Learn about our Solar System and the hunt for exoplanets. Pollux is known to have an orbiting planet, learn where to find it in the night sky! Discover the history of the planetary
"31.03.2016 17:00:44" At #NSTA16? Come visit NASA at booth #1423 and see demos of NASA Wavelength in action!
"30.03.2016 12:45:19" nasawavelength.org OMG Campaign Resources related to the Oceans Melting Greenland field campaign. Following NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland expedition? Here are some great Wavelength educational materials to help teach your students about the mission's science:
"29.03.2016 14:38:26" NASA Earth 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Wintertime Extent Hits Another Record Low
Every year, the cap of frozen seawater floating on the Arctic Ocean and its neighboring seas melts during the spring and summer and grows back in the fall and winter, reaching its maximum Calculating Sea Ice Extent: http://ow.ly/102Dyl
"28.03.2016 12:38:54" NASA Earth
"25.03.2016 12:11:26" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Astronomers captured detailed radar images of comet P/2016 BA14 that passed Earth this week.
Info: http://go.nasa.gov/1ULdCgB The Tales Comets Tell Activity: http://ow.ly/ZVjmE
"24.03.2016 19:47:49" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Join our “world tour," as we launch eight #EarthExpedition field campaigns to study our home planet. From Greenland to coral reefs, find out what each mission will investigate: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/141553178299/earth-expeditions-preview
"21.03.2016 13:00:54" blogs.nasa.gov Women Have Always Been NASA Pioneers | NASA Leadership Women Have Always Been NASA Pioneers Posted on March 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm by NASA Leadership. Leave a reply If you ask someone about the history of NASA, they will likely talk about the Apollo moon landings, the space shuttle, the Hubble Space telescope,
"18.03.2016 14:43:20" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov Monday may have been Pi day, but check out this great blog explaining how NASA uses Pi for its every day work.
"18.03.2016 12:53:39" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Nine monster stars that are over 100 times the mass of our sun were spotted by our Hubble Space Telescope using its ultraviolet capabilities. This cluster contains hundreds of young blue stars, among them is the most massive star detected in the universe
"17.03.2016 13:33:50" NASA Earthdata In case you missed it, our NASA Earthdata Search Webinar has been posted to YouTube.
NASA's Earthdata Search application connects scientists to their data by making search, discovery, visualization, and access faster and easier than ever. During this
"16.03.2016 17:02:39" NASA Earth Jason-3 Begins Mapping Oceans, Sees Ongoing El Niño
Launched on January 17, 2016, the Jason-3 satellite has produced its first map of sea surface height, which corresponds well to data from its predecessor, Jason-2.
Data from Jason-3 will be used to
"16.03.2016 12:16:58" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Women’s History Month STEM Event: In partnership with the White House Council on Women and Girls, we will host a Women’s History Month event Wednesday that examines the role of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),
"15.03.2016 12:06:59" A Super-Earth: First detection of its Atmosphere A Super-Earth: First detection of its Atmosphere The planet 55 Cancri e is a "Super-Earth" with a mass of eight Earth masses. It is unusual for a super-Earth because its orbit is very close to its parent star.
Now an international team has observed the planet with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Exoplanet lessons: http://ow.ly/ZtsNo
"14.03.2016 13:36:14" NASA Climate Change The annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii jumped by 3.05 parts per million during 2015, the largest year-to-year increase in 56 years of research.
"11.03.2016 13:09:57" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Education It's baaaack! Use π like NASA scientists and engineers. Get a head start on the #NASAPiDayChallenge! go.nasa.gov/1UWjKlf
"10.03.2016 18:41:06" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov High school students can increase their understanding in STEM careers through the SEES project. Participants will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work. Application deadline is
"09.03.2016 15:20:28" Spot Jupiter! Spot Jupiter! All eyes on Jupiter! See the gas giant rule the night sky this month and share your photos.
On March 8, Jupiter reaches opposition. Imagine that Jupiter and the sun are on opposite ends of a straight line with Earth in between. This brings Jupiter its Lessons about Jupiter: http://ow.ly/ZfZTg
"08.03.2016 14:43:27" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Total solar eclipse of the sun! The path of totality will take the moon’s shadow across an area in Micronesia. Not in South East Asia? No worries. Live coverage of this fantastic astronomical event starts March 8th at 8 p.m. ET on NASA Television. Watch: Bring the eclipse excitement into the classroom with these resources: http://ow.ly/Zd1XV
"07.03.2016 17:55:53" NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center #MondayMotivation means we're talking about this week's #Eclipse2016 with a #NASA solar scientist.
Today, join our Facebook chat at 2pm CT and ask your questions. Simply look for the "LIVE NOW" post -- right here in our timeline -- and ask your question Join the Facebook conversation at 2PM CST with NASA scientists:
"07.03.2016 13:41:30" NASA Climate Change NASA-funded scientists have traced the origins of mysterious pockets of high ozone concentrations and low water vapor in the air above the western Pacific Ocean near Guam to fires burning in Southeast Asia and in Africa, half a world away.
"02.03.2016 14:17:25" A Bright Galaxy Deep in the Universe | Hubble Hangout A Bright Galaxy Deep in the Universe | Hubble Hangout Astronomers can look back through time using NASA's time machine -the Hubble Space Telescope.
By combing through the deep field called the GOODS North Field, scientists have found a surprisingly bright galaxy and determined that it was formed early in
"01.03.2016 14:09:10" Timeline Photos Highlighted in March's Universe Discovery Guide: The Pleiades- Learn about this star cluster and where to find it in the night sky. Discover the youthful history of these stars, plus related activities, resources, and connections to NASA
"29.02.2016 14:57:28" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Happy #LeapDay! Do you know why Feb. 29 only comes around every 4 years? Find out: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/140213092979/leap-daywhy-does-it-exist
"26.02.2016 13:43:20" NASA Earth NASA researchers have their boots on the ground and wings in the skies in Gabon, Africa, for a survey of the carbon storage of tropical forests. The project is a partnership with ESA - European Space Agency, the German space agency (DLR) and Gabon's young
"24.02.2016 14:07:00" NASA Goddard Did you know NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is like a giant TRANSFORMERS robot? Check out this video and watch it unfold like OPTIMUS PRIME and the other AUTOBOTS!
Webb Telescope is sponsoring a NASA STEM challenge for students in grades 3 through 12
"23.02.2016 16:03:45" Super-Jupiter: Hot and Cloudy Weather Super-Jupiter: Hot and Cloudy Weather The massive planet 2M1207b is four times the mass of Jupiter and orbits a brown dwarf (of course named 2M1207). Using the near infrared camera (Wide Field Camera 3 or WFC3) on Hubble Space Telescope, scientists measured the rotation of this cloudy planet
"19.02.2016 14:07:11" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration After years of studies, we’re officially starting a mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe — the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). This spacecraft is set to launch in the mid-2020s and will survey large regions of the sky
"18.02.2016 18:22:58" NASA Goddard First Detection of Super-Earth Atmosphere
For the first time astronomers were able to analyse the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. Using data gathered with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and new analysis techniques, the Exoplanet related lessons: http://ow.ly/Yu6DU
"18.02.2016 13:53:38" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Prominences, clouds of solar material suspended above the sun’s surface by the solar magnetic field, can be seen in this stunning video. These images captured by our Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) were taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. Details:
"17.02.2016 14:14:37" NASA Climate Change Are we sure today's climate change is human-caused? Yes, we've double-, triple-, quadruple-checked. It's science!
"16.02.2016 14:37:59" NASA Earthdata Did you know that one of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) has lightning data?
Lightning data from the NASA GHRC DAAC is featured in a new TedEd Lesson called “The most
"16.02.2016 14:25:53" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov This year's OPTIMUS PRIME contest challenges students to create a multimedia poster using a new tool developed by Glogster. Winning students will be invited to Goddard to participate in a behind-the-scenes workshop, attend a VIP awards ceremony and meet
"12.02.2016 13:40:41" NASA Universe Education Did you hear the big news yesterday about LIGO's direct detection of gravitational waves? Want to know more? Tune in to the Future in Space Hangout today at 3PM EST, featuring a discussion on LIGO and gravitational waves.
"11.02.2016 16:11:29" NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center What's your favorite #Spinoff?
*Enriched Baby Formula
*Water Filtration and Mapping
*and on, and on, and on....
In fact, chances are you have used several today, already! :-)
"11.02.2016 13:53:12" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Take The Grand Tour through space. 14 exotic travel posters to download: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/
"10.02.2016 13:59:39" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov This summer intern program is a nationally competitive STEM program for high school students. The program provides selected students with exposure to Earth and space research. Interns will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with
"09.02.2016 16:59:06" NASA Climate Change Our new, detailed maps provide the most complete picture yet of carbon in our natural landscapes.
"09.02.2016 14:21:10" CBS This Morning ASK A QUESTION ABOUT MARS: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists Ken Farley and Jeff Srinivasan are answering your questions about NASA's Mars 2020 mission. Our behind-the-scenes look inside JPL: http://cbsn.ws/20jQG6r
ASK below and they'll answ
"08.02.2016 16:32:42" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ion propulsion is being designed for a wide variety of missions, but what is it? We explain it here: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/138684974869/ion-propulsionwhat-is-it
"08.02.2016 16:30:30" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov NASA is seeking university and community college participants interested in building science payloads for space flight during the ninth annual RockOn! workshop June 18 – 23 at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Registration is open through May 2 fo
"08.02.2016 14:18:27" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Look up & #SpotTheStation in the night sky! It's easy if you know when the International Space Station is flying overhead: http://spotthestation.nasa.gov
"05.02.2016 15:12:03" NASA Earth It takes a team to do great science. Take the OLYMPEX field campaign, which worked to evaluate how well satellites measure rain and snowfall from space.
Last month, three OLYMPEX aircraft flew underneath the Global Precipitation Measurement mission
"04.02.2016 16:58:20" NASA Webb Telescope The moment we've been waiting for is here! The James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror is officially assembled! Read all the details here: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-james-webb-space-telescope-primary-mirror-fully-assembled/
"03.02.2016 13:40:24" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov If you're interested in interning at NASA over the summer, applications need to be completed by March 1.
"02.02.2016 13:55:27" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration You can explore the solar system right from your living room with these deep space resources! Discover how and start your journey here: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/138497806229/solar-system-5-things-to-know-this-week
"01.02.2016 15:11:06" Timeline Photos Highlighted in February's Universe Discovery Guide: Orion Nebula- Learn about this stellar nursery and where to find it in the night sky. Discover the stellar life cycle, plus related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"29.01.2016 15:07:41" nasa.gov Pluto’s Widespread Water Ice New data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft point to more prevalent water ice on Pluto’s surface than previously thought. Water ice is Pluto's crustal "bedrock”
"28.01.2016 18:46:33" DEADLINE EXTENDED: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program 2016-2017 Academic Year Proposal Deadline February 8, 2016
Due to the severe winter weather and blizzard conditions experienced in parts of the country and the resultant floo
"28.01.2016 14:09:38" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov The International Space Apps Challenge is gearing up for 2016! This is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with pu
"27.01.2016 14:19:41" NASA Climate Change "Stop talking, start planting."
"26.01.2016 14:16:34" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Why does astronaut Scott Kelly always cross his arms? One of the many questions he answered during this weekend’s Reddit AMA on the International Space Station. Check out the recap: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/138028646899/what-you-didnt-know-about-s
"25.01.2016 14:06:45" Lunar and Planetary Institute Check out the current opportunities for students, including internships, fellowships and scholarships. http://ow.ly/XkPf1
"21.01.2016 15:43:08" NASA Goddard Resembling an opulent diamond tapestry, this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a glittering star cluster that contains a collection of some of the brightest stars seen in our Milky Way galaxy. Called Trumpler 14, it is located 8,000 ligh
"20.01.2016 16:12:53" NASA Earth NASA scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies have announced that 2015 was the warmest year since modern records began in 1880. In an independent analysis, NOAA scientists also found 2015 was the warmest on record
This video illustrates
"20.01.2016 14:13:18" NASA Climate Change Two-thirds of the planet’s surface is rising. That’s the story of global warming.
"19.01.2016 14:21:01" NASA 360 NASA's Earth-observing satellites are helping researchers monitor global agriculture in an attempt to avoid any future food crisis across the world: http://go.nasa.gov/1PUl5Fj
"15.01.2016 16:09:51" NASA Climate Change The ocean surface-measuring Jason-3 satellite is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket this Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST.
Jason-3 will continue the satellite altimetry observations of global sea surface height that began in 1992 with the TOPEX
"14.01.2016 16:05:44" nasawavelength.org Weather Wrecker: Teaching El Niño The strongest El Niño event in decades is making headlines and your students have likely heard about this phenomenon, though they may not know what causes it or what impact it may have. New blog post on NASA Wavelength
"14.01.2016 15:45:59" Hubble Hangout - Weighing an Extremely Massive, Distant Galaxy Cluster Hubble Hangout - Weighing an Extremely Massive, Distant Galaxy Cluster Astronomers combined data from three of NASA's Great Observatories to make the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster. The object is a rare cluster of galaxies, which is located 10 billion light-years from Earth. It is a
"13.01.2016 13:49:45" NASA Climate Change Teachers: Need a one-stop climate change information station for your students? Look no further.
"12.01.2016 16:17:24" The GLOBE Program A look back at 2015's storms as captured by #NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (#GPM) satellite.
Learn how you and your students can participate with this mission: http://1.usa.gov/1SJZS3K
"11.01.2016 13:50:21" NASA Goddard NASA's Fermi Mission Sharpens its High-energy View
Tour the best view of the high-energy gamma-ray sky yet seen. This video highlights the plane of our galaxy and identifies objects producing gamma rays with energies greater than 1 TeV.
Read more: Lessons on gamma ray astronomy: http://ow.ly/WTA90
"07.01.2016 15:05:34" NASA Students at www.nasa.gov Check out this listing of JPL Internships.
"05.01.2016 17:09:36" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration The Jason-3 satellite will measure the topography of the ocean surface in order to support seasonal and coastal forecasts. This mission is scheduled to launch on Jan. 17 and is planned to last at least three years. Today at 2 p.m. EST, we will be joi
"04.01.2016 14:05:20" Timeline Photos Highlighted in January's Universe Discovery Guide: Betelgeuse- Learn about this red giant workaholic and where to find it in the night sky. Discover your connection to red giant stars, plus related activities, resources, and connections to NASA scien
"31.12.2015 17:56:20" NASA's Hurricane Web Page Special Feature: A Still-Growing El Niño Set to Bear Down on US
he current strong El Niño brewing in the Pacific Ocean shows no signs of waning, as seen in the latest satellite image from the U.S./European Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jaso
"30.12.2015 14:12:01" NASA Earth Take a look at the 15 best photos of Earth taken by astronauts on the International Space Station this year. http://go.nasa.gov/1mLCQwW
"30.12.2015 14:04:38" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration As 2015 comes to an end, we take a look back at the new heights we were able to reach. From exploring our solar system to advancing research on the International Space Station, check out highlights from this exciting year: http://go.nasa.gov/1YwXbSC
"21.12.2015 16:35:19" Timeline Photos Tomorrow's solstice is a great teaching moment. Try one of these lessons with your students: ow.ly/WbreP
"18.12.2015 17:55:35" NASA 360 NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently captured a unique view of Earth from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon.
"The image is simply stunning," said Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA's Goddard Spac
"17.12.2015 16:55:38" International Space Station I am NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren and I just returned from a 141-day mission to the International Space Station. Comment with your questions and I will do my best to answer! Don't miss this opportunity to have your questions answered!
"16.12.2015 16:06:27" NASA Meteor Watch At 4:28am CST on December 15, six cameras in the NASA All Sky Fireball Network detected a bright Geminid fireball at an altitude of 60 miles just south of the town of Silverstreet, SC. This 4 inch piece of 3200 Phaethon weighed about 5 lbs and trave
"15.12.2015 15:37:01" NASA Earth Using data from NASA's Aura satellite, scientists have produced the first high-resolution, global map of satellite-derived air quality trends, revealing a fascinating look at how economic activity and air pollution rules are affecting the quality of
"14.12.2015 17:10:13" NASA Climate Change Almost everyone has heard of the significant El Niño that has developed in the Pacific Ocean this year. But how does it really compare to 1997’s event, which was the largest El Niño ever seen and the first to be measured by remote sensing satellites?
"11.12.2015 14:56:48" eerscmap.usgs.gov windFarm | USGS Energy Resources Program Windfarm lets you discover wind turbine sites throughout the United States. Learn about wind farms from renewable energy scientist Tom Zambrano in this Climate Kids interview: http://ow.ly/VLptz
"10.12.2015 17:56:46" climate.nasa.gov A wave of optimism at the United Nations climate summit in Paris Blog | December 9, 2015, 13:41 PST A wave of optimism at the United Nations climate summit in Paris NASA oceanographer Michelle Gierach at the U.N. Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21) U.S. Center in Paris. Credit: NASA. Think back to when you were a
"10.12.2015 15:13:10" vine.co #Ceres as seen by NASA Dawn's framing camera at 2,700 mi (4,400 km) shown in representational... Vine by NASA JPL
"09.12.2015 16:23:36" NASA Goddard Everyone likes to check the weather in a far away destination before they travel there. This is especially true for spaceflight, where the destination may be where no one has gone before. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1Ogsr2L
The mission of New Hor Let your students practice plotting CMEs in this lesson: http://ow.ly/VFyKI
"08.12.2015 16:29:51" Geminid Meteor Shower Geminid Meteor Shower Shooting stars add sparkle to December's night skies. The Geminids peak the night of Dec. 13-14, and it should be one of the best meteor showers of the year.
It’s also a great opportunity for those viewers who don't stay up late, because it gets goi
"07.12.2015 17:09:59" blogs.nasa.gov NASA’s Work to Understand Climate: A Global Perspective | NASA Administrator NASA is uniquely positioned to study our home planet, and Earth observation has been at the core of the agency’s work since our founding.
"04.12.2015 15:20:52" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory What's up in the night sky? Mars! Red Planet viewing tips for now through 2016.
"02.12.2015 18:25:43" NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center The NASA Student Airborne Research Program - SARP is an eight-week summer program for rising senior undergraduate students to acquire hands-on research experience in all aspects of a scientific campaign using NASA's DC-8 or P-3B airborne science airc
"01.12.2015 14:08:28" Timeline Photos Highlighted in December's Universe Discovery Guide: The Crab Nebula- Learn about this supernova remnant and where to find it in the night sky. Discover your connection to supernovae, plus related activities, resources, and connections to NASA scienc
"30.11.2015 17:43:01" climate.nasa.gov Climate change evidence: How do we know? This week, world leaders convene in Paris for a pivotal climate summit. For quick reference, here's a concise overview of the major lines of scientific evidence for man-made climate change.
"27.11.2015 14:51:51" state.gov U.S. Center at COP-21 Live Stream from Paris U.S. government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and private sector entities will highlight climate programs and significant actions that the U.S. is taking at home and abroad.
"25.11.2015 16:43:02" Precipitation Measurement Missions Follow the activities of NASA's Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) with Earth Observatory's "Notes from the Field" blog: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/category/olympex-2015/ Learn more about GPM, the satellite mission that OLYMPEX is ground-validating, with these Wavelength lessons: http://ow.ly/V4v1v
"24.11.2015 15:00:10" NASA Climate Change Carbon & Climate: Plankton
Jeremy Werdell is studying how microscopic plankton in the oceans are responding to our changing climate. As a scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, he knows that Earth's oceans and land cover have been doing u Let your students discover the value of studying ocean plankton from space with this space math problem set: http://ow.ly/V1nF6
"19.11.2015 14:39:56" NASA Climate Change NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Lesley Ott talks about how NASA’s high-powered computer models are giving us a better understanding of carbon’s role in Earth’s changing climate. http://www.nasa.gov/carbonclimate
"19.11.2015 14:01:27" NASA Climate Change Carbon & Climate – Live webcast
Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:00pm EST - Mark your calendars for a live streamed educational event on Carbon and Climate. Featured speakers will be Emily Watson (atmospheric carbon), Dwight Gledhill (ocean acidification), Je
"18.11.2015 17:39:45" Get your students involved in #GISDay with these lessons: ow.ly/UO6cA
"17.11.2015 16:29:01" asd.gsfc.nasa.gov Doing Astronomy With Our Eyes Closed In space, no one can hear you scream. Any sci-fi buff worth their dilithium crystals knows why: sound requires a medium such as air or water in which to propagate and empty space is well, empty. But what if I told you that there are waves that can tr
"16.11.2015 17:25:55" nasawavelength.org Carbon Cycle As global atmospheric carbon increases, the carbon cycle will play a leading role in the future of climate. NASA is releasing cutting-edge visualizations related to one of Earth's key cyclical flows of energy and matter: the carbon cycle.
Give your students a front-row seat to the frontiers of science by bringing these visualizations into the classroom wi
"13.11.2015 15:59:00" NASA Goddard New Data Show the Life Cycle of Carbon in our Atmosphere
Animation of carbon dioxide released from two different sources – fires (biomass burning) and massive urban centers known as megacities – shows a five day period in June 2006. The model, based
"12.11.2015 19:00:26" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities influences the amount of the sun’s energy trapped by Earth’s atmosphere. Only about half of the carbon emitted by human activities remains in the atmosphere. What happens to the other hal
"12.11.2015 17:25:32" climate.nasa.gov As Earth warms, NASA targets ‘other half’ of carbon, climate equation During a 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) media teleconference today, NASA and university scientists will discuss new insights, tools and agency research into key carbon and climate change questions. Bring your students to the Frontiers of Climate Science with these helpful education resources: ow.ly/Uzw6l
"11.11.2015 15:56:50" climate.nasa.gov Media briefing on carbon's role in Earth's future climate A Nov. 12 NASA media telecon will cover latest insights into Earth's response to rising levels of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, and what it means for future climate.
"09.11.2015 16:03:14" Revising the Solar System at the 2015 AAS DPS Meeting? 2015 is the year of the Dwarf Planet: ow.ly/UqmAR
"06.11.2015 18:15:18" nasawavelength.org Ever Wondered? Let’s help learners understand what questions were being asked in the first place. Ask students to pick a NASA discovery (supermoon, ice jets on Enceladus, the discovery of planets around other stars). Invite them to trace the… Ever Wonder?
Inquiry starts with a scientific question.
Pick a NASA discovery. Ask a question. Begin a quest for answers. What will students discover? Explore supporting ideas and activities outlined in this blog post. #NASAEdu
"06.11.2015 14:47:47" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory What's up for November? All the moon's phases by day and night. Plus: Apollo landing sites.
"03.11.2015 14:11:07" climate.nasa.gov GRACE satellites evaluate drought in southeast Brazil Empty water reservoirs, severe water rationing and electrical blackouts are the new status quo in major cities across southeastern Brazil where the worst drought in 35 years has desiccated the region.
"02.11.2015 14:49:34" Timeline Photos Highlighted in November's Universe Discovery Guide: What is the Fate of the Universe? - Learn about how scientists attempt to tackle this question, the importance of dark energy, our connection to the Andromeda galaxy (and where to find it in the nig
"30.10.2015 13:35:52" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory How we'll use radar to study the #HalloweenAsteroid as it safely flies by Earth: http://go.nasa.gov/1W59nsj
"28.10.2015 13:27:59" earthobservatory.nasa.gov How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies : Feature Articles What do you do when presented with a new satellite image? Here's what the Earth Observatory team does to understand the view.
"27.10.2015 13:47:12" jpl.nasa.gov Flying by Saturn's Moon Enceladus Take your classroom on a journey to Saturn's mysterious, icy moon Enceladus as NASA's Cassini mission makes its closest pass directly through the moon's dynamic jets on October 28.
"27.10.2015 13:41:04" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our Cassini spacecraft will take the deepest dive ever on Wednesday through the plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Scientists hope this close flyby will shed light on what's happening beneath the moon's icy surface. With a global ocean and likely hydr
"27.10.2015 13:37:59" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ion engine, engage! NASA Dawn Mission is en route to its final, lowest mapping orbit of #Ceres.
"26.10.2015 13:07:25" nasa.gov 20 Intriguing Exoplanets Experts Pick Their Top 20 Favorite Exoplanets
"26.10.2015 13:02:50" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration This month, you can see the conjunction of Mars, Jupiter and Venus in the pre-dawn sky. Look east before sunrise to see this rare event. Watch for more information: https://youtu.be/OCuQXGCuiPo
"23.10.2015 13:51:55" planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov Three's company: K2 discovery shows hot Jupiter has two planet friends The very first exoplanets discovered, hot Jupiters were assumed to be alone in orbit. But scientists analyzing data from Kepler's K2 mission have discovered one with two close companions, leading to new ideas about planet formation.
"20.10.2015 17:47:36" swri.org Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) 2015 News Release - NASA’s IBEX spacecraft sets “gold... NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) reached a milestone in its seven-year mission today with the publication of 14 papers in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal Supplement. Data from IBEX, led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI),
"20.10.2015 13:38:44" NASA's Earth Observatory Earth rotates through an entire day as captured in this animation of 19 still images taken on October 17, 2015 by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft. Read more at http://w
"19.10.2015 14:50:51" climate.nasa.gov Global Ice Viewer | NASA Global Climate Change Ice, which covers 10 percent of Earth's surface, is disappearing rapidly. See how climate change has affected glaciers, sea ice and continental ice sheets worldwide.
"16.10.2015 22:07:07" NASA Earth Science Week The largest estuary in the U.S. gets a new portrait: The Chesapeake Bay Watershed in 661 Million Pixels! http://ow.ly/Toq3Y
This blog post is part of a series of first-hand stories from NASA scientists, visualizers and educators that were created f
"15.10.2015 16:03:38" NASA Earth Science Week Video games aren’t just for fun: learn how scientists make and use interactive visualizations to better understand Earth. http://ow.ly/TehGj
This blog post is part of a series of first-hand stories from NASA scientists, visualizers and educators tha
"14.10.2015 12:52:31" NASA Earth Science Week Let visualizations take you to a place where you will never be able to go... inside a hurricane! http://ow.ly/TnVj3
This blog post is part of a series of first-hand stories from NASA scientists, visualizers and educators that were created for Earth
"13.10.2015 13:42:25" NASA Earth Science Week Notes from the underground: Interpreting the data deluge to understand drought. http://ow.ly/T7DjP
This blog post is part of a series of first-hand stories from NASA scientists, visualizers and educators that were created for Earth Science Week 2015
"07.10.2015 16:45:29" NASA Earth Science Week You’ve heard that Arctic sea ice is reaching record lows, but what does that mean for cloud cover and the planetary energy balance? http://ow.ly/T7SMR
This blog post is part of a series of first-hand stories from NASA scientists, visualizers and ed
"02.10.2015 20:27:59" Timeline Photos Ever been wowed by a NASA science visualization? Learn about their creation from NASA technical artist Kel Elkins. http://go.nasa.gov/1VvmPFP
This blog post is part of a series of first-hand stories from NASA scientists, visualizers and educators th
"01.10.2015 13:08:26" Timeline Photos Highlighted in October's Universe Discovery Guide: Are All Planet Families Like Ours? - Learn about exoplanetary systems, where to locate one in the night sky (Upsilon Andromedae), and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA s
"30.09.2015 16:46:46" climatekids.nasa.gov What is happening in the ocean? | NASA's Climate Kids The ocean plays a starring role in whatever happens with the environment. One big part of its role is to soak up energy (heat) and distribute it more evenly around the Earth. Another part is to soak up carbon dioxide (CO2).
"28.09.2015 16:29:37" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Liquid water flows on present-day Mars! Researchers using our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious dark streaks are seen on the Red Planet. Scientists say it’s likely a shallow subsurface flo
"28.09.2015 13:46:58" NASA Goddard We've got some cool #SuperBloodMoon Lunar Eclipse photos in our Flickr group. Share yours here: http://bit.ly/1KEBTOi
And add your favorite to the NASA photo contest: http://go.nasa.gov/superbloodmoon-goddard
"25.09.2015 15:49:31" nasa.gov Satellite Data Helps Migrating Birds Survive This fall, birds migrating south from the Arctic will find 7,000 acres of new, temporary wetland habitat for their stopovers in California. NASA: Benefitting All Mankind, and now birds too:
"25.09.2015 14:04:28" NASA Goddard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has unveiled in stunning detail a small section of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago.
Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one of the best-known supernova remnants, deriving it
"21.09.2015 13:31:55" NASA Climate Change Teachers: Subscribe for your monthly condensed review of climate change and global warming news from NASA: http://climate.nasa.gov/newsletter_signup/.
"18.09.2015 14:13:06" nasawavelength.org International Observe the Moon Night International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to unite and observe and learn about the Moon and its connection to planetary science, a Tomorrow is International Observe the Moon night, join in!
"17.09.2015 13:44:42" climate.nasa.gov Arctic sea ice reaches fourth lowest extent in the satellite record Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent on September 11, 2015.
"16.09.2015 12:56:08" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway into his #YearInSpace mission. During the first 171 days, he has captured stunning images that have captivated many. Take a look at some of the best photos he’s taken so far: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2ex
"16.09.2015 12:39:26" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Beneath the ice: NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn finds that the ocean on Saturn’s moon Enceladus is global. Info: http://go.nasa.gov/1OtSXcH
"15.09.2015 15:20:04" NASA JSC Education Education-focused media will be spending the next two days at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to tour Johnson facilities and hear from NASA experts. Follow along with #spacED as they learn more about the One Year Crew and NASA’s classroom resources.
"15.09.2015 15:19:48" climate.nasa.gov Caltech calls for 'crazy new science' to save the planet Got a crazy idea to save the world? Caltech's Resnick Institute is looking for "disruptively" innovative new energy products to bring on the public radar.
"14.09.2015 13:06:43" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration A supermoon lunar eclipse is a rare event that has only occurred five times since 1900. Later this month, on September 27, this phenomenon will be visible in the night sky. Mark your calendars and be sure to check it out: https://youtu.be/vKAw_wrIr5s
"11.09.2015 12:43:46" NASA JSC Education Are you a community college student looking for a NASA-unique #CollegeOpportunity? Are you interested in #STEM?
Applications for NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars are now being accepted! Learn more and apply at: ncas.aerospacescholars.org
"09.09.2015 14:07:55" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory New views: The latest images from the NASA Dawn Mission show Occator crater and its mysterious bright spots closer than ever before. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1id775R
"08.09.2015 15:34:26" NASA's Earth Observatory NASA’s Front Porch View of Rising Seas
The nation’s problem is also NASA’s problem: Half to two-thirds of NASA’s infrastructure and assets stand within 16 feet (5 meters) of sea level. Read more about "Sea Level Rise Hits Home at NASA" http://earthob
"04.09.2015 13:55:40" NASA Sea Level Oceanographer Josh Willis from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory narrates this video about the causes of sea level rise and how sea level has changed over the last two decades as observed by the Jason series of satellite missions.
"02.09.2015 13:59:09" Timeline Photos Highlighted in September's Universe Discovery Guide: The Milky Way Galaxy - Learn about our home galaxy, where to find the center of the galaxy in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"01.09.2015 16:13:04" climate.nasa.gov NASA to study Arctic climate change ecosystem impacts NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada.
"31.08.2015 16:27:15" NASA Viz Community Landslides are dangerous natural hazards that occur around the world. Set off by heavy rains that cause fast-moving rock, mud and debris to flow down hillsides, landslide events can cause destruction to life and property. In 2010, NASA scientists rel
"31.08.2015 16:11:33" nasa.gov NASA’s New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system.
"31.08.2015 16:11:10" www.nasa.gov RMC - About About the Robotic Mining Competition University-level student opportunity: NASA's Robotic Mining Competition. Registration for eligible teams opened August 24, 2015 and is limited to the first 50 approved teams.
"28.08.2015 13:54:11" NASA Climate Change What’s the connection between a warming world and rising seas? We’ll tell you in this Earth Minute: https://youtu.be/msnOHuPep9I. Connect with sea level rise educational resources on NASA Wavelength: http://ow.ly/Rv6aN
"27.08.2015 14:30:14" Want to understand why our planet’s seas are rising? Or why ice sheet and glaciers matter? And how NASA tracks the changes occurring on land and in the ocean? Our new Sea Level Rise INFOGRAPHIC has these answers and more. View & download it here: ht
"26.08.2015 13:58:22" Join us for a Twitter Chat on Rising Seas today (Aug 26) from 4:00pm – 5:00pm EDT. Have a question about sea level rise? Tweet it with the hashtag #askNASA. NASA scientists will be answering your questions regarding sea level rise, melting ice sheet
"25.08.2015 14:06:21" nasa.gov NASA Visitor Center Supports Final Summer Astronomy Night August 27 The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will conduct the final evening in the Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series on Assateague Island, Virginia, Thursday, August 27.
"21.08.2015 16:45:27" NASA JSC Education Educators: Please spread the word! NASA Education is looking to hire TWO Education Specialists to join the SEA (Strategic Education Alliance) Team! If you're an educator who has ever dreamed of working at NASA's Johnson Space Center, now is your ch
"19.08.2015 21:44:31" Students' Cloud Observations On-Line Real science! Making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in NASA's understanding of how clouds affect our weather and climate. Find our friends NASA S'COOL at their new Facebook page and continue to contribute to NASA citizen science by making and reporting cloud observations!
"19.08.2015 19:40:59" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Want to be a part of the real #JourneyToMars? Send your name to the Red Planet on our next mission: http://go.nasa.gov/1fp6B2x
"19.08.2015 01:15:33" climate.nasa.gov NASA's Earth Minute NASA isn't all about interplanetary exploration; in fact, the agency spends much of it time studying our home planet. This fun-filled, yet sobering, whiteboard animation series explains Earth science to the science-curious.
"12.08.2015 16:02:34" NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center GOT #PERSEID QUESTIONS??
Ask our #NASA meteor experts, during tomorrow's live Q&A, tweet your questions to @NASA_Marshall, using #askNASA.
Our guests from NASA Meteor Watch are excited to chat!
"11.08.2015 17:31:15" nasa.gov Oxymoronic Black Hole Provides Clues to Growth Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile have identified the smallest supermassive black hole ever detected in the center of a galaxy. This oxymoronic object could provide clues to how larger black “We found this little supermassive black hole behaves very much like its bigger, and in some cases much bigger, cousins,” said co-author Amy Reines of the University of Michigan. “This tells us black holes grow in a similar way no matter what their s
"11.08.2015 13:29:39" youtube.com ScienceCasts: A Good Year for Perseid Meteors Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. This week, Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor show... Forecasters say the Perseid shower could be especially good this year because the Moon is nearly new when the shower peaks on Aug. 12-13.
"10.08.2015 15:47:31" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour Weird #Ceres: NASA Dawn Mission zooms in closer on the dwarf planet's bright spots and pyramid-shaped mountain. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1MPeZXt
"07.08.2015 15:43:49" NASA's Earth Observatory Far Side of the Moon
A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) has captured a unique view of the Moon as it passed between the spacecraft and Earth. A series of test images shows the fully illuminated “dark side” of the Moon t
"06.08.2015 17:36:23" climate.nasa.gov El Niño conditions are growing stronger El Niño conditions have strengthened this year despite scientists' predictions that the event would be too weak and too late to have much effect on North America.
"06.08.2015 12:40:30" From a Million Miles Away, NASA Camera Shows Moon Crossing Face of Earth
"05.08.2015 13:21:55" climate.nasa.gov We get it—the climate is changing. So what can we do about it? (Part 1 of a 2-part series) Lots of people are finally understanding the complexities of the science behind climate change and are starting to face the enormity of the problem, so now they want to know about solutions, what to do about climate change.
"04.08.2015 16:38:54" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration High above the plane of our solar system, near the asteroid-rich abyss between Mars and Jupiter, scientists have found a unique family of space rocks. These interplanetary oddballs are the Euphrosyne (pronounced you-FROH-seh-nee) asteroids, and by an
"03.08.2015 15:37:54" Highlighted in August's Universe Discovery Guide: The Search for Habitable Planets - Learn about the search, the habitable zones around stars, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"03.08.2015 15:01:53" NASA JSC Education Week 2 of #MicrogNExT has officially started! University teams from across the nation have built prototypes of spacewalk tools...and over the next few days, NASA divers will put these tools to the test in the NASA Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL)!
"31.07.2015 13:28:55" science.nasa.gov Summer Blue Moon - NASA Science The second full Moon of July is just around the corner. According to modern folklore, it is a "Blue Moon." Most Blue Moons look pale gray and white, just like the Moon you've seen on any other night. Squeezing a second full Moon into a calendar month doesn't change its color.
Nevertheless, on rare occasions the Moon can turn blue.
"29.07.2015 15:40:43" nasa.gov NASA Mars Orbiter Preparing for Mars Lander's 2016 Arrival NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will fire thrusters on Wednesday for a maneuver to get into position for the 2016 arrival of NASA's next Mars lander.
"29.07.2015 14:34:05" climate.nasa.gov NASA Global Climate Change and Global Warming: Making a Difference This page gives a snapshot of some of the climate scientists working at NASA and the work that they do.
"28.07.2015 16:33:34" NASA's Earth Observatory How Phytoplankton Can Affect Clouds
New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. Brighter clouds refle Want to teach your students more about the role of phytoplankton and how scientists study them? Try this Wavelength activities http://ow.ly/QbP0E
"27.07.2015 14:34:23" NASA's Earth Observatory Forests of the Cal Madow
Forests in the highlands of northern Somalia are important sources of frankincense and myrhh. Read more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86292&src=fb
Today’s caption is the answer to Earth Observatory’s
"27.07.2015 14:31:51" climate.nasa.gov Sunny, with a chance of nuclear bullets Even in space you have to worry about the weather. Satellite navigators depend on the Space Weather Prediction Center to direct their spacecraft safely through electromagnetic storms.
"23.07.2015 13:52:36" NASAblueshift How many stars are there in the Milky Way? A simple question - but not so simple an answer... http://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/blueshift/index.php/2015/07/22/how-many-stars-in-the-milky-way/
Image credit: NASA, ESA, W. Clarkson (Indiana University and UCLA
"22.07.2015 14:15:18" climate.nasa.gov NASA Global Climate Change and Global Warming: Vital Signs — Carbon Dioxide CLIMATE UPDATE: Global average atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was at about 400 parts per million (ppm) in June.
"21.07.2015 13:02:13" nasa.gov NASA Satellite Camera Provides “EPIC” View of Earth A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
"16.07.2015 13:39:54" NASA Goddard Remember when you could fit all we knew about Pluto in about 16 pixels? Well, those days are over. Take a look at how our view of Pluto has evolved over the years.
"16.07.2015 13:35:18" climate.nasa.gov Because there are no spare Earths Enter the numerical laboratory of NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt.
"15.07.2015 14:05:41" NASA's Earth Observatory Eruption of Raung Volcano
One of the most active volcanoes on the Indonesian island of Java spewed fresh ash and gases in early July 2015. Read more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86213&src=fb
"14.07.2015 14:34:05" NASA 360 After 9 years and over 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has made its historic #PlutoFlyby!
This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach at 7:49 a.m. EDT today... but there's mor
"13.07.2015 18:35:41" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pluto is larger than we thought! Data from one of the tools on New Horizons has found that the dwarf planet is 1,473 miles in diameter. We have also learned the size of Pluto’s smaller moons: Nix is approximately 20 miles across, while Hydra is arou
"13.07.2015 14:03:06" New Horizons Want to come to #Pluto with me? Follow in real-time with @nasa_eyes: http://t.co/QCVn1ujDK0 #PlutoFlyby
"10.07.2015 12:51:03" As small planets week wraps up do you have questions that need answers? Find out today, Friday, July 10 @ 12 pm Eastern Daylight Time Ask YOUR questions via #NASASWW on Twitter or Sun-Earth Day Fan Facebook
"08.07.2015 14:58:51" nasa.gov NASA Estimates 'Liquid Assets' of World's Water Budget NASA researchers used satellite data and data-driven models to develop new estimates for each part of Earth's water cycle. The data will be used to improve climate models.
"06.07.2015 13:14:46" sunearthday.nasa.gov Sun-Earth Days Sun-Earth Days: New Discoveries One Mission at a Time
"06.07.2015 13:14:13" explorables.cmucreatelab.org VIIRS Nightfires Each animated frame represents 30 days of fires up to the displayed date. VIIRS detects a wide variety of fires, including wildfires, volcanoes, refineries, flares from oil and gas extraction, and swidden agriculture.
"02.07.2015 12:42:06" nasa.gov New Horizons Color Images Reveal Two Distinct Faces of Pluto New color images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft show two very different faces of the mysterious dwarf planet, one with a series of intriguing spots along the equator that are evenly spaced.
"01.07.2015 16:05:31" Highlighted in July's Universe Discovery Guide: The Ring and Veil Nebulae - Learn about the nebulae, where they are in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"30.06.2015 16:07:01" nasa.gov NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added.
"29.06.2015 12:58:08" science.nasa.gov Handprints on Hubble - NASA Science As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, scientists are reflecting on the key role astronauts played in allowing the telescope to continue making great discoveries. "The outside surface of Hubble is covered with them" Handprints, scuff marks and other signs of handling by astronauts.
"25.06.2015 13:17:19" bloomberg.com What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise What's warming the world? Brilliant data visualization using NASA simulations
"24.06.2015 18:15:05" NASAblueshift What is the most important wavelength to astronomers? Read more: http://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/blueshift/index.php/2015/06/22/the-most-important-wavelength/
Image credit: infrared: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/J. Fritz, U. Gent; X-ray: ESA/XMM-Newton/EPIC/W.
"23.06.2015 14:58:50" The Sun Today: Solar Facts and Space Weather Aurora predictions from the Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks. Here are 3 maps - North America, Northern Europe and the Southern Hemisphere.
1) North America
Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be vis More Aurora resources: http://ow.ly/OGIaT
"22.06.2015 16:25:44" NASA's Earth Observatory Panorama of the Pacific Northwest
The Cascades, Rockies, and Coast Mountains divide the damp coastal and dry interior landscapes of British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Read more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86041&src=fb
"18.06.2015 17:34:30" climate.nasa.gov International spacecraft carrying Aquarius instrument ends operations Aquarius/SAC-D, an international Earth-observing mission that carries NASA's Aquarius instrument, ended June 8 when an essential component of the spacecraft power and attitude control system stopped operating. Farewell Aquarius/SAC-D! Bravo on a job well done!
"18.06.2015 17:31:25" NASA JSC Education Community College Students: You have the chance to come to a NASA center for hands-on learning this Fall! Sound like something you're interested in? Get all the details at ncas.aerospacescholars.org. Applications close June 24.
"18.06.2015 12:50:03" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory All systems go! NASA's Mission to Europa enters development phase; launch planned in 2020s. Info: http://go.nasa.gov/1Tvi0xR
"17.06.2015 14:08:12" climate.nasa.gov Study: A third of big groundwater basins in distress UC Irvine studies using NASA GRACE data find a third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are being rapidly depleted by human use, despite little data about how much water remains.
"16.06.2015 13:59:10" NASA JSC Education Community college students: Don't miss your chance to be a part of the future of space exploration! Apply for #NCAS2015 today! Fall applications close June 24. ncas.aerospacescholars.org
"16.06.2015 13:43:08" climate.nasa.gov Because there are no spare Earths Enter the numerical laboratory of climatologist Gavin Schmidt.
"16.06.2015 13:42:35" International Space Station The view from the International Space Station just got better. Watch in new 4K ultra high-def (go to settings, choose 4K, and full screen for maximum viewing pleasure): http://bit.ly/1cXpb0e
"15.06.2015 13:18:40" NASA Space Place Play our Ozone Trap-n-Zap game for a fun way to learn more about how ozone can be both good and bad depending on its location. http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ozone/
"12.06.2015 13:36:26" nasawavelength.org Summer Reading In this post, we have highlighted some valuable resources you can use to establish summer reading programs with your students, no matter what their age. Summer reading isn’t just about language skills or reading proficiency, they can serve to further Looking for some summer reading ideas? Check out these STEM reading resources from Wavelength:
"10.06.2015 16:24:02" NASA Climate Change #NoPlaceLikeHome - Earth Day 2015
Thank you world for helping NASA celebrate our home planet on Earth Day 2015. People from all 50 U.S. states and over 145 countries and territories shared photos and videos of their favorite places on Earth. From be Thanks to all of the contributions to show that there truly is #NoPlaceLikeHome
"09.06.2015 13:13:17" eyes.nasa.gov NASA's Eyes on the Earth Explore a 3D visualization of Earth's vital signs, including recent data for air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sea level, ice and water. NASA's Eyes on the Earth is a great free application that allows you to orbit alongside Earth-observing satellites and explore the Earth as they see it. Check it out!
"08.06.2015 14:51:46" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Sit back, relax and enjoy your flight over dwarf planet Ceres. The flyover video was created from images of the heavily cratered and mysterious world taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its first mapping orbit.
"04.06.2015 16:43:10" Scientists have detected a trend in the Western Pacific — annual rainfall has been increasing since the late 1990s. A new NASA study offers some insight into why this might be happening: Large thunderstorms are organizing in the atmosphere more frequ
"04.06.2015 14:29:50" NASA's Earth Observatory "Potato Earth" Gravity Map
We asked yesterday if the pull of gravity is the same everywhere on Earth. As many of you noted, the answer is no. This map of Earth's gravity field, based on airborne and satellite measurements, depicts variations in Eart Did you know that Earth's gravity isn't the same everywhere?
"03.06.2015 12:21:24" Landsat Water specialists Rick Allen, Bill Kramber and Tony Morse have created an innovative satellite-based method that maps agricultural water consumption.
Video provided by the Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Remote thermal imaging cleverly applied to map water use in agricultural irrigation.
"02.06.2015 13:15:30" International Space Station Our spectacular universe! Look closely and you can see two satellites streaking across the sky.
#SpaceVine from Astronaut Terry Virts Beautiful video from the ISS!
"01.06.2015 16:47:55" Highlighted in June's Universe Discovery Guide: The Hercules Cluster - Learn about the globular cluster, where it is in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"01.06.2015 13:12:56" NASA Space Place NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is quickly approaching Pluto for its flyby on July 14. Check out this Pluto toolkit for the latest news and exciting facts about the mission: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/plutotoolkit.cfm More Pluto and New Horizons resources here: http://ow.ly/NHXxg
"29.05.2015 15:27:59" NASA Climate Change IMAGES OF CHANGE: Flooded Iowa (Sept. 2010 and Aug. 2011)
In the spring of 2011, heavy rains and snowpack resulted in record releases from dams in Montana and the Dakotas, and near-record flooding along parts of the Missouri River. One especially ha
"29.05.2015 13:07:02" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn Last chance to see: We're making our final close flyby of Saturn's odd, pockmarked moon Hyperion on Sunday, May 31.
"27.05.2015 12:59:57" Landsat This visualization shows a sequence of Landsat-based data in the Pacific Northwest. There is one data set for each year representing an aggregate of the approximate peak of the growing season (around August). The data was created using a sophisticate Great visualization of decades of forestry in the Pacific Northwest.
"27.05.2015 12:55:55" NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn The ancient, battered horizon of Saturn's moon Rhea.
More: 1.usa.gov/1Et9uV1 The cratered face of one of Saturn's icy moons.
"26.05.2015 13:51:16" NASA's Earth Observatory Satellite Eyes on Typhoon Dolphin
While RapidScat measured the strength of Typhoon Dolphin’s winds, CloudSat captured a rare glimpse inside the storm’s eye. Read more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=85924&src=fb
#earthrightnow Amazing things happen when remote sensing satellites work together, and here's the proof:
"22.05.2015 15:46:35" NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO) Coronal loops over a sunspot group: When AIA images are sharpened a bit, such as this AIA 171Å channel image, the magnetic field can be readily visualized through the bright, thin strands that are called "coronal loops". Loops are shown here in a ble Coronal loops and sunspots in this solar close up. Check out Little SDO for more great solar images and information as NASA Solar Week winds down.
Check out Wavelength for today's activities:
"22.05.2015 12:00:35" NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO) Hunting for the magnetic field: All of the Sun's variability (including flares and coronal mass ejections that drive space weather) are powered by the magnetic field. We cannot directly observe that but we can compute it from observations by AIA's si Using computational models to reveal what we can't see.
"20.05.2015 13:53:18" sciencefriday.com Tracking Your Local (Space) Weather How—and why—scientists keep a close eye on the activity of our nearest star. Can you believe it? In 2018, NASA is going to send a probe DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN.
Happy Solar Week!
Don't forget to check out solar educational resources on Wavelength: http://ow.ly/NbQl9
"20.05.2015 13:23:48" twitter.com Sun Viewer on Twitter “Our most important star as seen from our neighboring planets. #nasasolarweek #solarweek” Comparison of the apparent size of the Sun, as seen from the planets
"19.05.2015 16:59:05" Explore near real-time Solar Close-Ups with the Solar Weather Media Viewer:
"18.05.2015 12:23:08" Spring Solar Week starts today, find educational resources here: http://ow.ly/N5aRk
"15.05.2015 12:17:47" climate.nasa.gov It's the final act for Larsen B Ice Shelf NASA has found that the last section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is likely to disintegrate before the end of the decade. This ice shelf has existed for at least 10,000 years, and soon it will be gone.
"14.05.2015 15:09:44" International Space Station Sometimes pictures from space look more like art than the Earth. Download hi-res images from the International Space Station on Flickr: http://bit.ly/1PjXXTH Download hi-resolution astronaut photography on Flickr!
"13.05.2015 13:55:29" International Space Station Astronauts need lots of containers of all kinds, otherwise things will just float away. K-12 students are invited to create a 3-D model of a container astronauts could use in space. And they could win an awesome prize! Details: http://1.usa.gov/1ctWF NASA challenges K-12 students to design 3D Space Container!
"12.05.2015 15:41:10" NASA Goddard Potentially Revolutionary Mission Heading for 2016 Launch
A NASA mission that embodies the virtues of faster, less expensive access to space has sailed past all major development milestones and is scheduled to be delivered to Cape Canaveral on time Although its mission is ambitious, the NICER/SEXTANT instrument itself is a model of efficiency, both in terms of what it will do but also how it was assembled.
"12.05.2015 11:49:17" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory What is a dwarf planet, anyway? Watch this, and within 60 seconds, you'll know.
Like NASA Dawn Mission for updates from the first spacecraft to visit a dwarf planet. Does all this talk of "Dwarf Planet" Ceres have you scratching your head? Find out what makes a dwarf planet in this episode of Space Shorts: What is a dwarf planet, anyways?
"11.05.2015 17:28:04" WhaleWatch is a new NOAA computer program that uses NASA and other satellite data to predict the movements of four whale species, including blue whales. Funded by the NASA Applied Sciences Program, the tool was created to help decrease whale deaths d
"07.05.2015 14:29:06" The Texas hill country is no stranger to drought. A new network of sensors in this bone-dry region of the Lone Star State will produce detailed data on soil moisture while also verifying measurements from NASA's recently launched Soil Moisture Active
"06.05.2015 14:06:31" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Gratified our #FINDER tool helped rescue four survivors from #NepalQuake rubble. More about this joint effort with the Department of Homeland Security: http://go.nasa.gov/1E6ybaM Special NASA-developed radar helped locate survivors of the Nepal Earthquake. The technology may soon move into commercial production.
"06.05.2015 13:36:52" nasa.gov EXPRESS Email Sign-up NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. If you're not already subscribed, join the NASA EXPRESS mailing list to get weekly updates on all things education happening with NASA.
"05.05.2015 11:50:59" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration What's up for May? Inner planets Venus and Mercury grace the west-northwest sky an hour past sunset while the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky this month. In addition to the Universe Discovery Guide for May, here's some more information about this month's night sky for all you skygazers:
"04.05.2015 17:40:39" Highlighted in May's Universe Discovery Guide: The Hubble Deep Field - Learn about the famous image, where it was taken in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"01.05.2015 16:35:46" beautifulmars.tumblr.com BEAUTIFUL MARS Images and posts from HiRISE, the high resolution camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO, NASA). Enhanced color pictures are 1 km across; black and white are less than 5 km. Visit our... Artistic collection of Martian landscapes from the HiRISE orbiting instrument. Worth a look!
"30.04.2015 14:46:05" NASA Goddard The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft's seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the solar system's innermost planet. In the mission' Mercury gains a new crater today as the MESSENGER spacecraft, spent of fuel, crashes into the surface.
"28.04.2015 11:59:07" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory What ARE those spots on #Ceres? Vote now: http://bit.ly/worldceres #WorldCeres
Like the NASA Dawn Mission page for science updates. Vote for your favorite theory before Dawn solves the mystery!
"28.04.2015 11:57:05" Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) CIRES and NOAA scientists, with NASA and university partners, are criss-crossing the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest this month—in the air and with mobile labs—tracking and measuring methane emissions to uncover causes of a mysterious hotsp
"27.04.2015 14:10:57" NASA's Earth Observatory This animation of the Sarychev eruption plume is composed from a sequence of images captured by the crew of the International Space Station. Sequence processed by Rob Simmon, NASA's Earth Observatory. A higher-resolution version can be found at http: Eruption plume from the ISS, unlike any other view you've ever seen. Wow!
"24.04.2015 15:09:40" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Teachers & Students! Celebrate #Hubble25 today with the Hubble National Teach-In at 1pm ET: http://hubble25th.org/education/24
"23.04.2015 14:09:12" NASA Goddard Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Unveiling the Universe
This visualization provides a three-dimensional perspective on Hubble's 25th anniversary image of the nebula Gum 29 with the star cluster Westerlund 2 at its core. The flight trave Happy 25th Anniversary, Hubble!
Enjoy this mind-bending new video of star cluster Westerlund 2!
"22.04.2015 20:11:34" NASA Goddard It's Earth Day!
Celebrate our home planet with us by sharing pictures and video of your favorite place on Earth. Just be sure to include the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome – no matter what social media platform you’re posting on. Check in to see what peo
"16.04.2015 18:17:07" nasa.gov NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities NASA will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet. Don't miss the chance to celebrate Earth Day through learning about our home planet!
"15.04.2015 15:22:08" NASA Goddard No, we aren't playing Missile Command.
NASA MESSENGER scientists are using altimeter data to help determine whether orbit corrections need to be made during low-altitude navigation. The altimeter, which measures the range to the spacecraft as it pas Even though MESSENGER's mission is winding down, there's still a lot of work being done to make sure the spacecraft survives as long as possible!
Learn more about the mission in tomorrow's event: http://ow.ly/LEf9v
"13.04.2015 15:16:06" www.darksky.org Light Pollution Matters International Dark Sky Association. We love the stars. International Dark Sky Week starts today! Turn off the lights and enjoy the view!
New to star gazing? Make a star-finder! http://ow.ly/LxDYZ
"08.04.2015 20:36:08" nasa.gov NASA Joins Forces to Put Satellite Eyes on Threat to U.S. Freshwater NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological Survey to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the Algal blooms are a worldwide environmental issue that cause fish kills, human and animal health risks, and can foul drinking water. Learn what NASA is doing about this threat.
"08.04.2015 14:28:01" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Water, water everywhere. Our solar system and beyond awash in H2O. #NASAbeyond
"06.04.2015 15:10:31" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Search for Water and Habitable Planets: We will air a live event on NASA TV from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts discussing the recent discoveries of water and organics in our solar system, the ro Tune in to NASA TV tomorrow 1-2pm ET for the latest in the search for water, organics, and other potentially habitable planets.
"03.04.2015 15:51:26" nasa.gov GPM "Signs of Spring" Photo Contest As GPM watches spring weather from above, we want to see what spring looks like to you! Get out your cameras and show us the signs of spring in your area - from April showers to dew-drops on flowers. Show us how precipitation influences spring in you Share your views of springtime with the Global Precipitation Measurement Missions and the world!
"02.04.2015 15:21:47" Highlighted in April's Universe Discovery Guide: Extrasolar Planet Families. Learn what they are, where they are in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"02.04.2015 15:21:47" Timeline Photos Highlighted in April's Universe Discovery Guide: Extrasolar Planet Families. Learn what they are, where they are in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA
"02.04.2015 15:18:56" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration What's up in the night skies this April? A total lunar eclipse that takes place on the night of a full moon and, later this month, the Lyrid meteor shower.
Watch now: https://youtu.be/WaTqzp43UI4
"02.04.2015 15:15:51" NASA's Earth Observatory Championship Round!
It all comes down to this. Underdog #5 seed "Sensing Lightning from the ISS" faces off against #2 seed "Faults in Xinjiang" in the championship round of Tournament Earth 2015. What is your prediction? Will it be lightning or roc Last chance to cast your vote for your favorite Earth Observatory image!
"02.04.2015 15:10:55" nasa.gov NASA Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualizations of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our solar system. Check out Vesta Trek: explore Asteroid Vesta in 3D with on-screen overlays of NASA Dawn mission data, or with a physical 3D print of topography!
"01.04.2015 14:02:23" bbc.com Ants in space grapple well with zero-g A study finds that ants on board the International Space Station still use teamwork to search new areas, despite falling off the walls of their containers for up to eight seconds. "We hope that kids around the world will try this same experiment with all of the many thousands of species of ants that have never been studied,"
"01.04.2015 13:47:26" NASA's Earth Observatory In infrared false-color and in natural light, Landsat images have helped scientists understand our changing planet on scales from a small patch of forest to a global view of vegetation and land cover. Find out more at
http://earthobservatory.nasa.go What patterns emerge when you apply the big data approach to Earth imagery?
"31.03.2015 14:03:51" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Take a spin with us on Tues., Mar 31 as we broadcast a "spin table" test of the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator. LDSD is a technology under development to enable us to land larger payloads on Mars. We're prepping the devices for a new round of tes Tune in today to watch live tests of the "Flying Saucer" that will enable larger payload deliveries to Mars.
"31.03.2015 14:00:11" NASA Dawn Mission Dawn is closing in on Ceres! http://1.usa.gov/1acdD9d
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Solar System Exploration
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dawn is still spiraling into the study orbit around Ceres with ample reserves and a robust plan for the next year and a half of science!
"27.03.2015 13:37:59" NASA JSC Education The Spring session of NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars kicks-off today! Students will spend the next 3 days working in teams to create a fictitious company that is competing to win a NASA contract for the next mission to Mars. They’ll also Good luck to all the NCAS students in the spring session!
"25.03.2015 13:49:51" NASA SMAP Mission SMAP is spinning!
This morning the antenna was spun up to a rate of 5 rotations per minute (rpm). The spacecraft's counter-rotation was then nulled out, and the entire observatory aligned back to nadir pointing (looking down) with solar arrays poin Yeehaw! Let's wrangle up some soil moisture data!
"25.03.2015 13:48:09" nasa.gov NASA, U.S. Satellite Collaborate to Improve Teaching Practice in STEM Education Collaborators since 1999, NASA and U.S. Satellite have signed a new agreement to deliver quality educator professional development. The Endeavor STEM Teaching Certificate Project builds upon past successes to provide teacher and student access to unique NASA resources, including: subject matter experts, space-related content and live guest speakers in online coursework.
"24.03.2015 12:50:01" Hubble Space Telescope The Sombrero Galaxy is one of our #HubbleMania quarter-finalists! Vote today at http://hubble25th.org/go/HubbleMania Only 8 images left in #HubbleMania, vote for your favorite in this round!
"23.03.2015 14:08:27" NASA Dawn Mission Anatomy of an Ion Engine
NASA Discovery & New Frontiers
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Dawn's incredible mission has been propelled to success using an ion engine. Learn more about the futuristic technology involved.
High-school lesson plans: http://ow.ly/KGiYY
"20.03.2015 13:23:11" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Solar eclipse tomorrow morning! Not visible in United States, but here's details & info on a Slooh webcast: http://1.usa.gov/1xCYUZG Vernal Equinox and a Total Solar Eclipse - great teaching opportunities!
Equinox Resources: http://ow.ly/KA7Us
Solar Eclipse Resources: http://ow.ly/KA7NM
"18.03.2015 15:55:17" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA's MAVEN Mission to Mars spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1FCyptL MAVEN discovered some unusual ultraviolet auroral activity on Mars. Perhaps this latest solar storm will give MAVEN even more to watch?
"18.03.2015 13:58:51" NASA Goddard A severe geomagnetic storm is underway and our friend Sebastian Saarloos captured some amazing "St. Patrick's Day Auroras" at Donnelly Creek, Alaska on March 17, 2015.
You can see more images from Sebastian here: www.facebook.com/SebastianSaarloos The aurora forecast from the current ongoing geomagnetic storm didn't disappoint!
Aurora resources here: ow.ly/Krs5N
"16.03.2015 14:47:55" NASA 360 It's Hubble Mania 2015! What's your favorite image?
Cast your votes in round two for your favorite Hubble images: http://hubble25th.org/education/23
"14.03.2015 15:46:36" All of the great NASA related sessions at #NSTA15 continue. If you missed this morning's hands-on workshop with NASA ARES, you can still print out activity materials for yourself using Wavelength: ow.ly/KkBJ6, ow.ly/KkBMP
Check the calendar for mor
"14.03.2015 15:46:36" Timeline Photos All of the great NASA related sessions at #NSTA15 continue. If you missed this morning's hands-on workshop with NASA ARES, you can still print out activity materials for yourself using Wavelength: ow.ly/KkBJ6, ow.ly/KkBMP
Check the calendar for more
"13.03.2015 14:06:45" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration One hour, 47 minutes after launch, all four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) observatories have separated from the Centaur upper stage and are flying on their own in an initial orbit of 363 miles by 43,598 miles.
MMS will study magnetic reconnection With the MMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale) mission safely in orbit, re-watch the launch: https://youtu.be/P30SwoVJvhw
"12.03.2015 17:47:27" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Education Can you solve this slice of our #PiDay challenge from the NASA Dawn Mission? http://1.usa.gov/18eYAtH. Reply with your answers!
Even more ways NASA/JPL scientists and engineers use pi: http://1.usa.gov/1E8vdSq Try these #PiDay puzzlers with your students! This year is going to be a good one! 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 for ten digits!
"12.03.2015 15:22:44" Not at #NSTA15? Don't worry, there's other exciting NASA news - the MMS mission is scheduled to launch today! Learn all about it in the latest science cast video, and try out these MMS mission educational resources too: http://ow.ly/KfsNk
"12.03.2015 14:57:17" #NSTA15 is underway! Double check your schedules to make sure you're not missing any great NASA-related workshops: http://nasawavelength.org/news-and-events
And once the exhibit hall opens at 11am, be sure to visit NASA at Booth #482 (Back left of t
"10.03.2015 14:59:03" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Success! The NASA SMAP Mission takes its first test "SMAPShots" of global soil moisture.
More details about the first test image and mission milestones to come: http://go.nasa.gov/1BZZgPE Sensors performing as expected, once the antenna spins up we'll get a look at global moisture. Go SMAP!
"09.03.2015 14:19:59" hubble25th.org Hubble 25 Anniversary - Education Which Hubble image is the greatest? Hubble Mania pits 32 of the telescope’s best images in a series of head-to-head competitions until a champion is crowned on April 6th. Celebrate 25 incredible years of Hubble, and vote for your favorite Hubble image!
"06.03.2015 16:00:30" climate.nasa.gov Life lessons from a NASA flight software engineer Laura Faye Tenenbaum is a science communicator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and teaches oceanography at Glendale Community College. Unless you call yourself a rocket scientist, you probably don't think your daily routine has much in common with flight software engineering. But you would be wrong.
"06.03.2015 14:57:21" nasawavelength.org Explore Dawn Mission Resources on Wavelength! Learn about Dawn's unique mission and ion propulsion technology NASA Dawn has arrived in orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres!
"05.03.2015 16:24:14" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration "★★★★!"
Growing up as a planet with more than one parent star has its challenges. Though the planets in our solar system circle just one star -- our sun -- other more distant planets, called exoplanets, can be reared in families with two or more star
"03.03.2015 15:42:09" Check out Hubble's Tonight Sky report for March 2015 skygazing!
"27.02.2015 21:01:05" Highlighted in March's Universe Discovery Guide: The Pleiades. Learn what they are, where to find them in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"26.02.2015 21:26:36" nasa.gov New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade. From global rain and snowfall to atmospheric carbon dioxide, and from ocean winds to clouds and tiny airborne particles called aerosols, NASA's Earth latest science missions are already contributing to the scientific understanding of our planet.
"26.02.2015 14:44:00" NASA Goddard What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rain forest? This new video from NASA Goddard details the surprising connection between the Sahara and the Amazon. Just one of the boundless intricacies of Earth's natural systems.
"25.02.2015 17:00:33" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration An unusual comet skimmed past the sun last week. It's interesting for two reasons. Learn why: http://go.nasa.gov/1LCWxyl Watch this sungrazer comet do the unexpected - survive the intense heat of a close call with the sun.
"24.02.2015 15:19:50" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Californians have been flaunting their flip-flops and tee shirt weather at friends and relatives on the frigid East Coast. The contrast is extreme, Californians are experiencing their warmest winter since modern record keeping began and Bostonians ar The warm West Coast weather and the arctic East Coast weather are actually two sides of the same coin - learn why:
"23.02.2015 16:34:54" nasa.gov NASA Airborne Science Mission Brings the Spirit of Adventure into the Classroom Across the United States and around the world, students now can participate in deployed NASA Airborne Science Missions. The NASA Mission Tool Suite for Education (MTSE) engages your classroom with airborne scientific investigations in real-time. It's easy to participate and is always a hit with students.
"19.02.2015 15:25:10" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Boom, clap! Applause for the NASA SMAP Mission, which successfully deployed its boom today. #EarthRightNow One more successful step towards unfurling the antenna and beginning measurements. Go SMAP!
"18.02.2015 14:40:01" Fireball over Pennsylvania!
This morning (2015 February 17), a space rock about 2 feet in diameter and weighing roughly 500 pounds entered Earth’s atmosphere above western Pennsylvania. First detected by 3 NASA meteor cameras at an altitude of 60 mi Follow that Meteor! http://nasawavelength.org/resource/nw-000-000-002-655/
"17.02.2015 17:55:16" Craters and bright spots coming into view!
Latest, captured at a distance of 52,000 miles 2/12/15
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administ Timeline Photos March 6th orbital entry is coming quickly!
"13.02.2015 14:38:43" Study finds droughts could be drier & longer than in the past for Western US: http://go.nasa.gov/1AslUPN #AAASmtg Megadroughts lasting 30 years or more appear likely to occur in the latter half of the century, given continued carbon emissions.
"12.02.2015 15:44:35" www.nasa.gov NOAA’s New Deep Space Solar Monitoring Satellite Launches A new mission to monitor solar activity is now making its way to an orbit one million miles from Earth. The successful launch of DSCOVR last night was made possible by a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA and the U.S. Air Force.
The new deep space satellite will monitor space weather and also observe the
"11.02.2015 16:27:23" We here at NASA Goddard like to think when you smile the galaxy smiles back at you. Hubble has proved that for us! ;)
In the center of this image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it seems Timeline Photos
"10.02.2015 14:02:30" This month NASA is supporting a multiagency field campaign to study atmospheric rivers using aircraft, boats and spacecraft. Atmospheric rivers are tropical moisture flows over the Pacific Ocean that can bring heavy rains and snow to the West Coast.
"10.02.2015 13:58:06" How do you develop the largest spinning antenna ever used on a NASA satellite? Learn how in "Technical Origami"
"09.02.2015 16:45:58" nasaossi.brazenconnect.com NASA OSSI Online Career Week The NASA OSSI Online Career Week will connect you with NASA centers, STEM employers and top graduate programs nationwide. Engage with NASA representatives to learn about internship, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities available at NASA. Interac NASA's OSSI Online Career Week runs Feb 10-12. Register and participate! http://nasaossi.brazenconnect.com/.
This online event will connect you with NASA, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, employers and top graduate programs
"09.02.2015 15:38:17" The Champions of Change ceremony honoring 8 local heroes who are “Champions of Change for Climate Education and Literacy” on Monday, will be livestreamed on the White House website February 9th, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET at www.whitehouse.gov/live.
"06.02.2015 15:08:01" The "dark side of the moon" really isn't -- the far side of the moon goes through phases too. This video from NASA's Science Visualization Studio reveals the view.
"04.02.2015 16:03:59" With the launch of SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) on Saturday, January 31, a total of five NASA missions to study Earth have launched in less than a year. Since the agency's inception in 1958, NASA has established itself as a world leader in Ear
"04.02.2015 15:53:23" climate.nasa.gov Keep your eye on climate - Mobile apps Keep track of Earth's vital signs, see the planet in a state of flux and learn how to slow the pace of global warming with NASA's free mobile apps.
"02.02.2015 13:50:32" Did you miss this morning's launch of the NASA SMAP Mission? In three minutes, here are video highlights of launch, spacecraft separation and solar array deployment. Go SMAP! For those that missed the live coverage on NASA TV, here are some video highlights of the successful launch and deployment of SMAP on Saturday
"30.01.2015 15:15:38" Highlighted in February's Universe Discovery Guide: The Orion Nebula. Learn what it is, where to find it in the night sky, and discover related activities, resources, and connections to NASA science:
"28.01.2015 20:55:50" Tomorrow Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) launches at 6:20 a.m. PT from California's Vandenberg AFB. Watch the live stream of launch activities beginning at 4 a.m. PT on NASA TV: www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv and follow along on social media w/ Timeline Photos
"27.01.2015 17:48:22" www.acsu.buffalo.edu PGGURP Home We pair qualified undergraduates with NASA-funded investigators at research locations around the country for 8 weeks during the summer. Students will spend the summer at the NASA scientist's home institution. UPCOMING DEADLINE: 2015 Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program: Applications for summer research opportunities are due Feb. 2, 2015.
"27.01.2015 17:08:57" NASA's Earth Minute: Dishing the Dirt NASA's next satellite will dish the dirt in order to monitor soil moisture globally.
Launching next Thursday, Jan 29, SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) will use its large golden spinning antenna to peer into the top two inches of the soil in sear QUIZ TIME!
NASA's next big Earth Science satellite SMAP is about to launch, so test your knowledge on soil moisture with the latest NASA Know Your Earth quiz:
"22.01.2015 15:30:00" spinoff.nasa.gov NASA Spinoff 2015 Table of Contents Technology Transfer Program To view, navigate and print the PDF file of this document, download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.Spinoff 2015 (PDF)Spinoff 2015 Summary Brochure (PDF)Spinoff 2015 PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Need more proof that NASA tech is awesome? Check out the 2015 issue of Spinoff and read about the wide-ranging impacts of NASA space engineering innovation.
"21.01.2015 14:35:00" Tune in to NASA TV at 1 pm EST today to participate in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's third annual State of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SoSTEM) address.
This event will feature Dr. John P. Holdren, Ass
"21.01.2015 13:05:37" NASA Goddard SDO Telescope Collects Its 100 Millionth Image
On Jan. 19, 2015, at 12:49 p.m. EST, an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured its 100 millionth image of the sun. The instrument is the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly, or AIA, which gat Keep tabs on all of the upcoming SDO images in near real-time with the Space Weather Media Viewer: http://ow.ly/HGPDN
"20.01.2015 21:39:19" www.jpl.nasa.gov NASA SMAP Observatory Ready for Launch The launch of NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29. Prepare your students for SMAP science with these soil science resources from Wavelength: http://ow.ly/HETJU
"20.01.2015 14:14:17" www.coursera.org Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region is a free online class taught by Steven Ackerman & Margaret Mooney of University of Wisconsin–Madison Starting Feb. 23rd! Registration is open for this free on-line course. Guest speakers include NWS Director Dr. Louis Uccellini and AMS past-president Dr. Marshall Shepard. We'll tour a NWS forecast office, the deep tunnel at MMSD and speak to several
"17.01.2015 00:26:55" The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/1xwVMgh #EarthRightNow 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded.
Climate change effects can be seen in your own backyard.
Show your students: ow.ly/Ht1W7
"16.01.2015 01:41:45" namecraters.carnegiescience.edu These Craters Need A Name - Name A Crater on Mercury These Craters Need a Name! Help out the MESSENGER Mission --Mercury's craters are named for great figures in the arts and humanities.
Contest closes January 16!
"15.01.2015 15:15:00" GO CATS!
The Cloud Aerosol Transport System instrument, built at Goddard Space Flight Center, launched to the International Space Station on Jan. 10 aboard the SpaceX CRS-5 mission. This marked the fourth successful NASA Earth science launch out of f
"14.01.2015 00:19:56" What exactly goes into building a new weather satellite? This new animated video explains how GOES-R was developed and how new science and technology on the GOES-R series will provide significant advancements in the observation of severe weather.
ht Lots of great GOES mission educational products here: http://ow.ly/HhfMJ
"13.01.2015 23:51:42" Calling all college students! NASA needs your help to build tools for spacewalking.
We are now accepting applications for NASA's Micro-g NExT Program. Micro-g NExT challenges students to work in teams to design and build prototypes of spacewalk too
"12.01.2015 14:07:48" On January 29, 2015, NASA will launch its soil moisture mapper satellite, SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive). An innovative satellite with a golden spinning lasso, SMAP will peer into the top 2 inches (5 cm) of the soil and provide global measuremen
"08.01.2015 22:36:02" Are you a Super Sleuth? Take our Earth Imagery Challenge
On Wednesdays we will feature a different NASA Earth science data image from one of our twelve NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Ar Timeline Photos
"08.01.2015 15:15:00" #AAS225 Educators: be sure to explore the @NASAWavelength collection of astronomy teaching resources: http://ow.ly/GXK2A
"07.01.2015 15:31:02" www.nasa.gov NASA's GPM Launches Hands-On Field Campaign for Students This spring, students worldwide are invited to grab rain gauges and learn how scientists use ground measurements to validate satellite precipitation data. The GPM mission is partnering with GLOBE to utilize meaningful citizen science from the classroom.
"06.01.2015 22:27:57" Calling all Educators! Have you ever dreamed of working at NASA's Johnson Space Center? We are currently looking for an Education Specialist to join the Strategic Education Alliance team! For more details, or to apply, go to: http://jobpath.tamu.e Timeline Photos A great opportunity for the right candidate!
"06.01.2015 15:00:00" www.nasa.gov NASA’s Chandra Detects Record-Breaking Outburst from Milky Way’s Black Hole Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This event, detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, raises questions about the behavior of this giant black Get up to speed with Chandra 101 via NASA Wavelength: http://ow.ly/GQBdk
"02.01.2015 14:47:02" The Sun Today: Solar Facts and Space Weather Happy New Year! Here are some end of the year aurora! A few snapshots of aurora taken in the last days of 2014. Auroral activity is currently at moderate levels with about a 40-45% chance of some geomagnetic activity at higher latitudes. Folks in Nor Aurora are stunning, and fascinating. Check out these aurora-focused Wavelength resources: http://ow.ly/GHtzj
"31.12.2014 14:32:24" Tonight's Sky: January 2015 Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In January, the Quadrantid meteor shower will f... For the hardiest of night sky enthusiasts, here is the Hubble skywatching guide for January!
"31.12.2014 14:16:54" www.nasa.gov Technology Innovations Spin NASA's SMAP into Space It's active. It's passive. And it's got a big, spinning lasso. Scheduled for launch on Jan. 29, 2015, SMAP will be the fifth NASA Earth science mission launched within the last 12 months.
"30.12.2014 13:39:29" Our Dawn spacecraft has entered its approach phase toward Ceres, scheduled to arrive on March 6, 2015.
Read more: http://1.usa.gov/1zshwLV Timeline Photos Dawn is closing in on Ceres. Use the occasion to teach more about the Dawn mission with these Wavelength resources: http://ow.ly/GAxoF
"18.12.2014 15:08:29" NASA satellite instruments have observed a marked increase in solar radiation absorbed in the Arctic since the year 2000 – a trend that aligns with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during the same period. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1Gt6EmF
While More albedo teaching resources from Wavelength: http://ow.ly/G6Tow
"15.12.2014 15:12:48" NASA researchers are presenting new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics this week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 15-19 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. NASA's media briefings at Timeline Photos
"12.12.2014 16:59:19" NASA’s CATS mission eyes clouds, smoke and dust from the International Space Station
Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland have developed an instrument called the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System, or CATS. It is sched
"12.12.2014 14:58:00" solarsystem.nasa.gov Geminids This year the Geminids will peak during the night (starting at 9-10 p.m.) and early morning hours of 13 and 14 of December. You will want to view these meteors during the earlier part of the night as a quarter moon will rise around Don't miss the Geminid meteor shower, which will be peaking this weekend. Due to the moonrise around midnight, earlier viewing times will be best.
"10.12.2014 16:21:24" www.forbes.com Mighty Sand Dunes Of Saturn's Moon Titan Shaped By Rare High Winds Scientists have figured out why the shape of Titan’s dunes seems to be all wrong in images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft Here's a neat little mystery unravelled by scientific persistence - why do the dunes on Titan look the way they do?
"The prevailing forecast for Titan year-round is for light breezes blowing from East to West, but the dunes appeared to be shaped by
"10.12.2014 14:19:08" NASA Solar System Exploration Saturn’s major icy moons come into focus. New color maps from NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn.
Swipe between the Voyager and Cassini maps to see how 10 years have changed our view of Saturn's moons: http://go.nasa.gov/1z3OCnB The highest resolution maps of Saturn's moons yet, courtesy NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn.
We've got great Cassini resources on Wavelength too: http://ow.ly/FFmAv
"05.12.2014 17:10:44" There's a universe right underneath our feet, learn more about it with these Wavelength resources: http://ow.ly/FqQIP #WorldSoilDay
"04.12.2014 14:15:58" This December, silent nights bring meteor showers, comets and planets. This video has dates and viewing tips. Looking for night sky events to talk about in the classroom this December? Watch this update from JPL!
"01.12.2014 15:31:38" www.nasa.gov NASA TV NASA Television provides live coverage of launches, spacewalks and other mission events, as well as the latest news briefings, video files, and the This Week @NASA report. Want to learn more about hurricanes, snowstorms, floods, and landslides? Want to see these severe weather phenomena through the eyes of science and music? Tune in to "Beautiful Earth" live from Goddard Space Flight Center at 1:00 Eastern time!
"01.12.2014 14:05:00" NASA's Van Allen Probes Spot an Impenetrable Barrier in Space
Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energe Wavelength resources on Van Allen Probes here: http://ow.ly/F92Iw
"28.11.2014 19:25:32" It's #BlackFriday, but for us, it's the 2nd annual #BlackHoleFriday. Today, we'll post pics & info about black holes.
Tired from shopping? Maybe it's time to devour some snacks. Here's a black hole snacking on a star.
On March 28, 2011, NASA's Swif
"26.11.2014 16:15:24" Check out this view of the developing nor'easter along the East Coast! The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has the updates you need as you make your Thanksgiving travel plans. Be careful on the road today if you're anywhere near the I-95 corridor.
"25.11.2014 16:20:39" www.iflscience.com Scientists Reveal Why Antarctica's Mysterious Ghost Mountains Appear So Youthful | IFLScience At the heart of the harsh, unforgiving continent of Antarctica lies a mysterious “ghost” mountain range, the Gamburtsev Mountains, which rivals the European Alps in size. Despite its dramatic size, nobody has ever laid eyes on this enigmatic landscap
"21.11.2014 17:46:54" www.nasa.gov NASA's SMAP May Clarify Link from Wet Soil to Weather Weather -- rain, heat and wind -- affects the moisture in soil that allows plants to grow. How does soil moisture influence weather in return? A NASA spacecraft designed to globally track soil moisture waits at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California for its date with space on January 29, 2015. Launching on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) inst
"20.11.2014 19:19:49" Year In The Life Of Earth's Carbon Dioxide
In this simulation of the global atmosphere, higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are shown in red and orange. Notice how plumes of carbon dioxide swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas awa How do scientists create such beautiful simulations? Mathematics!
Take a look at these CO2 mathematics resources on Wavelength: http://ow.ly/ECqJU
"18.11.2014 18:48:10" Astroid Bennu – A Journey 4.5 Billion Years in the Making Five hundred million years after the sun was born, Jupiter’s massive gravity disrupts countless asteroids and comets.
These hammer down on the inner planets.
Did this impact deliver water and organics? The key ingredients to life?
The Origins Spe Sensational new visualization out of Goddard reveals the story of asteroid Bennu and the OSIRIS-REx mission.
Extend the use of this new video in your classroom with these asteroid resources: http://ow.ly/EuchX
"18.11.2014 15:55:58" www.jpl.nasa.gov Geologic Maps of Vesta from NASA's Dawn Mission Published Share more about Dawn and Vesta with these Wavelength resources: http://ow.ly/EsX1o After a nearly three-year mapping campaign by the Dawn mission, total coverage geologic maps of the asteroid Vesta are now available from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory! As a remnant of the formation of our solar system, Vesta gives clues about the e
"17.11.2014 19:26:39" A huge thank you from NASA to all the citizen scientists and students who participated in #SkyScience, http://go.nasa.gov/skysci, as part of Earth Science Week last month. Cloud observations and photographs were submitted by people all over the Unite Timeline Photos
"14.11.2014 16:13:11" Are you dreaming about a STEM career at NASA? APPLY NOW to become part of the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program and explore what could become YOUR future! ncas.aerospacescholars.org Timeline Photos
"12.11.2014 16:34:27" Are your students excited about the #CometLanding? Share the excitement with these comet resources from Wavelength: ow.ly/EaBc3
"12.11.2014 15:38:37" Live now: NASA Television provides live coverage of the landing of the Rosetta Mission's experiment-laden, harpoon-firing Philae, which is set to touch down on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Watch NASA TV online at: http://www.nasa Timeline Photos Watch live coverage of the Rosetta Mission's comet landing!
"11.11.2014 15:40:02" What's up for November? The ESA Rosetta Mission's comet landing and two meteor showers. Wondering what space events you can bring into your classroom? Here are some ideas for November!
"10.11.2014 14:48:00" AR12205's First X-flare Today's X1.6 flare from AR12205 peaked at 17:26 UT (12:26 EST). This is the first X flare from a region that has been prolific with M flares since before it rotated into view. The flare produced short-lived degradation to HF radio communications on t Mesmerizing visualization of solar flare from Little SDO
"10.11.2014 14:46:22" An extremely rare "free sample" of an Oort Cloud comet. Early science results are in from NASA about the recent #MarsComet flyby. More info: http://go.nasa.gov/1zAOCxR
"07.11.2014 14:24:41" Rocket Experiment at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Finds the Universe Brighter Than We Thought
A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galaxies, a diffuse cosmic glow as bright Cover Photos
"05.11.2014 20:04:52" Going to be at #NSTA14 Orlando? Think your students would be impressed if you brought actual moon rocks and meteorites back to the classroom? Get certified!
NASA Lunar and Meteorite Certification Class
Thursday, November 6 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
"05.11.2014 14:21:17" www.nasa.gov NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Finds Mineral Match Reddish rock powder from the first hole drilled into a Martian mountain by NASA's Curiosity rover has yielded the mission's first confirmation of a mineral mapped from orbit. "Ground-truthing" satellite observations on the surface of Mars. Just another day at the office for NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover
How could they know what minerals were down there before ever drilling? Check out this Wavelength resource: http://ow.ly/
"03.11.2014 15:02:40" For subjects as wide ranging as climate change, no country on Earth is an island. To learn more about NASA’s research efforts with NASA Operation IceBridge, the US Ambassador to Chile recently joined the team for a flight over Antarctica. His fact fi
"31.10.2014 18:37:18" What's it like to work at JPL? Employees shared photos and stories for a #DiscoverJPL digital time capsule marking our 78th birthday, Oct. 31, 2014. See highlights: http://discoverjpl.jpl.nasa.gov/
"31.10.2014 13:59:59" Busy Sun - Lot's on and in front of the sun! During last week's partial eclipse, Doyle Slifer, captured this image of the sun with giant sunspot AR12192 on its surface, the moon between the sun and Earth, clouds on the Earth and a plane flying in fro Timeline Photos
"31.10.2014 13:17:24" nasawavelength.org The Adventure of Echo the Bat This interactive adventure uses a Landsat mosaic of Arizona as the interface. Students need to interpret satellite imagery to receive clues to Echo the Bat's location. As students find Echo, additional content about remote sensing and biodiversity is Happy Halloween and Happy #BatWeek! Learn about how bats (and scientists) use remote sensing http://ow.ly/DCsMj
"29.10.2014 13:30:10" Scientists redefine the sun’s outer limits. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1wiIp5P
How big is the sun’s atmosphere? In a word: huge. Like Earth, the sun’s atmosphere consists of multiple layers. It has a lower atmosphere, called the chromosphere, and a si Timeline Photos Keep Solar Week rolling with these powerful heliosphere visualizations
"28.10.2014 14:41:25" "Landing on a Comet" - After a 10-year journey of billions of miles, the Rosetta mission is now heading towards its next major milestone – setting the lander Philae on a comet Nov. 12. This short film is from the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
"27.10.2014 12:37:22" Look at those beautiful coronal loops coming out of the Active Region AR2192. We can see them as solar plasma is attached to the magnetic field lines extending outward of the region and looping back into the Sun.
Coronal loops are found around sunsp Timeline Photos Fall Solar Week starts today! Bring the Sun-Earth connection into your classroom with these Wavelength Resources: http://ow.ly/DoaWk
"24.10.2014 14:05:07" This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened at 2:28 p.m. EDT October 19, 2014.
The comet passed by Mars at Timeline Photos
"22.10.2014 16:52:05" Blizzard in Nepal
Remnants of Cyclone Hudhud quickly turned into a snowy hazard for hikers in the Himalaya. Read more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84585&src=fb Timeline Photos
"22.10.2014 16:32:09" Two great educator webinars to choose from this evening at 6:30pm ET
Earth System Science, Part 2/3: Remote Sensing for Grades 6-12
Space Mathematics: Active Math for Grades 5-8
"22.10.2014 13:44:42" Sunset Solar Eclipse! The moon will pass in front of the sun, off-center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible in most of the United States.on Thursday. Watch & learn more. Prepare your class for October's second eclipse this Thursday with these Wavelength resources: http://ow.ly/D9Vi6
"21.10.2014 13:40:22" NASA Operation IceBridge IceBridge is back from a 11.7 hour flight collecting data over sea ice in the Weddell Sea. We crossed the Weddell Sea twice all the way from the west on the Antarctic Peninsula to the east near Cape Norvegia. Photos: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"20.10.2014 15:44:13" NASA 360 Comet Siding Spring zoomed by Mars in one of the closest comet flybys ever observed. So close in fact, that NASA's Mars orbiters took cover behind the red planet.
But not to worry, all of the orbiters have reported back to Earth and are in perfect Looking forward to the images from Siding Spring's October 19th flyby.
"17.10.2014 15:53:42" nasawavelength.org NASA Wavelength Digital Library : Comets Have you heard about Comet #SidingSpring? It's on track for a near-miss with Mars on Oct. 19th.
Make the most of this teaching opportunity with these resources
"17.10.2014 15:40:33" www.nasa.gov SkyScience Chat NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Thanks to all our visitors so far at #NSTA14 Richmond. If you haven't talked to us yet, stop by booths 232 and 237 and say hello!
If you're not at the conference, tune in for a live chat with us at 1:00PM Eastern
"16.10.2014 13:57:01" The #NSTA14 regional is kicking off in Richmond, VA today with tons of science workshops for attendees. Be sure to stop by the NASA booths (#232 & #237) while you're at the conference.
"15.10.2014 14:15:51" Learn strategies to help teach science to your students with dyslexia using these resources : http://ow.ly/CNM3w #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth
"10.10.2014 18:53:31" ScienceCasts: First Light for MAVEN Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has reached Mars and it is beaming back "First Light" images of the Red Planet's upper atmos... Learn more about those remarkable first light images captured by the MAVEN spacecraft through these Wavelength classroom resources:
"10.10.2014 16:16:32" intern.nasa.gov Home - One Stop Shopping Initiative… - NASA OEID LaunchPad An Innovative Solution to Support the STEM workforce of tomorrow, NASA OSSI LaunchPad, NASA Intern NASA Opportunities Fellowships, NASA Questions STEM Outreach, NASA Scholarships NASA Student Ambassador, Virtual Community Education Stakeholders, Summ Don't Forget, applications are due this Sunday, October 12th for NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships through OSSI.
NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative for Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships, or OSSI NIFS, strives to provide high s
"06.10.2014 17:14:12" science.nasa.gov Colorful Lunar Eclipse - NASA Science Mark your calendar: On Oct. 8th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth for a total lunar eclipse. Sky watchers in the USA will see the Moon turn a beautiful shade of celestial red and maybe turquoise, too. More information on the upcoming lunar eclipse
"03.10.2014 12:25:46" The Sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 3:01 p.m. EDT on October 2, 2014. I captured images of the flare.
Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically Timeline Photos Great new imagery from Little SDO!
Solar flare resources available here: http://ow.ly/CfpZO
"02.10.2014 18:02:52" What's up in the night sky this October? A total lunar eclipse, partial solar eclipse and Mars has a close comet flyby. Lots of activity in the sky this month, including two eclipses. Find teaching activities for eclipses here: http://t.co/J3itlBcJbM
"01.10.2014 13:48:07" On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions was as much as 10,000 times mo Timeline Photos Unexpected "superflares" from a small star
"29.09.2014 14:30:34" oak.ctx.ly 20-Year-Old Supernova Mystery Finally Solved Researchers using data gathered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have determined that the supernova SN 1993J — which was first observed in 1993, as its name suggests — occurred because one star nabbed hydrogen from another. Hubble data cracks cold case: “This is like a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber"
"26.09.2014 15:05:22" #MAVEN's first observations of MARS!! Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission Learn more here: http://go.nasa.gov/1pdi042 @MAVEN2Mars #JourneyToMars Timeline Photos Very cool! First observations from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission!
"25.09.2014 14:30:01" nasaesw.strategies.org The Earth System - 5 Spheres Working Together - NASA Earth Science Week Our home planet is a complex place, filled with connections that create a unique habitable environment that supports a vast array of living things. Earth is unique in the solar system – it is the only planet known to sustain life. As part of the Eart Earth Science Week is coming up soon! This year, we're celebrating the Earth system...but what exactly is the Earth system and why do we study it? Check out the new blog post from NASA Earth Science Week:
"24.09.2014 14:30:00" nasawavelength.org Inspiring Wonder in Our Universe “The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassadors Program (SSA), a nationwide network of space enthusiast volunteers, is currently accepting applications through September 30, 2014. Highly motivated individuals will be given the opportunit Do you have what it takes to be a Solar System Ambassador? The program is looking for new recruits! Our new blog post tells the stories of how ambassadors inspired their students & community members to learn more about space:
"23.09.2014 14:34:21" www.planetary.org OSIRIS-REx | The Planetary Society NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission and The Planetary Society invite people worldwide to submit their names for a round-trip ride to the target of the OSIRIS-REx mission, the asteroid Bennu.. OSIRIS-REx is a robotic mission, but our names can hitch a ride to t Want to send your name into space? OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission is offering the chance for your name to hitch a ride to the asteroid Bennu!
"22.09.2014 14:30:01" NASA | Targeting Mars NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is quickly approaching Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on September 21, 2014, MAVEN's winding journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an ellip Congrats to the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission! The video below provides an explanation on how Maven entered the orbit of Mars - more MAVEN resources are available here: http://nasawavelength.org/list/238.
"19.09.2014 13:52:39" Our Hubble Space Telescope finds big surprise in teeny tiny galaxy: A supermassive black hole with a mass 21 million times our sun. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1rbw5DS Timeline Photos Hubble recently made a "monster" discovery - a supermassive black hole, but in a surprising location...
"18.09.2014 14:30:01" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Life Science w/ a NASA twist Part 3: Habitability of Planets Earth is the only example (so far) of an environment that sustains life, as we know it. There are many other bodies, both in our solar system and beyond, that seem to have the components for life to exist. NASA scientists are exploring analog regio Join NASA this evening for a special educator event about the search for life on other planets! Starts at 8pm ET
"17.09.2014 15:42:02" So with all this talk about this X1.6-class solar flare, the coronal mass ejection on its way and the term space weather, I thought it might be helpful to share this with you. Should I share more information about space weather today? Let me know you Timeline Photos Our friends at NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO) recently posted this great infographic on Sun/Earth interactions and space weather.
"16.09.2014 14:30:01" nasawavelength.org Celebrate Ozone Day This is a list of resources that will help you celebrate World Ozone Day in your classroom from Kindergarten through High School. Happy #OzoneDay! We've put together a special list of resources to help your students celebrate and learn more about Earth's atmosphere: http://bit.ly/1BFZ45I
"15.09.2014 14:30:02" nasaesw.strategies.org "Explore Water in Our Earth System" in the Classroom - NASA Earth Science Week In an earlier post, we focused on a special resource created especially for Earth Science Week. “Explore Water in Our Earth System” is an interactive wheel that presents datasets from four NASA missions in a way that encourages students to explore th Our friends over at NASA Earth Science Week have put together a post on how to use a new resource, Exploring Water in Our Earth System, in the classroom:
"12.09.2014 14:30:00" nasawavelength.org Galaxies Galore | NASA Wavelength Introduce students to the science behind galaxies with our collection of resources. Activities, lesson plans, posters, and more provide information on what a galaxy is and why NASA studies them. The collection includes resources for all ages. Take students on an out-of-this-world adventure with our new collection of galaxy resources:
"11.09.2014 14:30:01" nasawavelength.org Fly Along with NASA Scientists When you ask students about the work done by NASA, they will tell you about scientists exploring the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies, but often will never mention exploring planet Earth. The fact that NASA studies our home planet from space, from Your students can (virtually) fly along with NASA Earth scientists on airborne missions! A suite of educator tools allows students to chat live with scientists and crew, track mission progress, and more. Our new blog post shows you how to get started
"10.09.2014 12:58:50" NASA needs Texas Educators! We are excited to announce that the High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) reviewer application is now open. We are looking for Texas educators certified grades 7-12 or college level.
The position description, requireme Timeline Photos Are you a Texas high school teacher? NASA's Johnson Space Center needs your help!
"09.09.2014 14:00:00" NASA's Earth Minute: Mission to Earth? NASA doesn't explore just outer space! Since 1959, with the launch of the first weather satellite, NASA has been studying our home planet on a global scale. ... Did you know that NASA has studied Earth more than any other planet in the Solar System? Check out a brand new video on why studying our home planet is so important.
"08.09.2014 14:45:01" earthkam.ucsd.edu Sally Ride EarthKAM | Home Students and educators have two chances to participate in Sally Ride EarthKAM this fall. The 2014 fall missions are scheduled to take place Oct. 21-24, 2014, and Nov. 18-21, 2014. Guide your students in hands-on research as they program a camera aboa Two new Sally Ride EarthKAM missions have been announced! Your middle school class has the opportunity to participate in hands-on research as they program a camera aboard the ISS to take pictures of a specific location on Earth. The website includes
"05.09.2014 14:45:02" International Observe the Moon Night is tomorrow! Find out how you can participate here: http://observethemoonnight.org/
"04.09.2014 14:45:01" If you're in Central Florida, NASA's Kennedy Space Center is hosting the 5th annual NASA Family Education Night on Sept. 20. Looks fun!
"03.09.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org Asteroids| NASA Wavelength Digital Library The team at NASA Wavelength has created a list of resources on asteroids. These resources provide background information, imagery, activities and more, allowing students to learn about what asteroids are and why NASA studies them. Last week, NASA NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope witnessed an impressive asteroid smashup. But what is an asteroid? Why do we study them? Our ed resource list can help provide answers to students:
"02.09.2014 14:45:00" zerorobotics.mit.edu Zero Robotics High school teachers & students: there's still time to register for the Zero Robotics High School Tournament! Show off your engineering skills while competing with your peers.
"29.08.2014 14:45:00" nasaesw.strategies.org NASA Earth Science Week | Earth's Connected Systems Celebrate Earth Science Week 2014 with NASA! This year is all about "Earth's Connected Systems," and how NASA missions help us to learn more about our home planet. Earth Science Week is just around the corner! The new website is up, filled with educator resources, blog posts, information on events, videos & more. New content will be posted through the weeks leading up to the event and beyond. http://nasaesw.str
"28.08.2014 14:45:00" spaceplace.nasa.gov The Moon's phases in Oreos :: NASA's The Space Place The Moon has "phases." That means it looks a little different to us each night during its one-month orbit of our planet. We describe how the Moon looks with terms such as "Full Moon," "First Quarter," and "New Moon" (which we can't really see, becaus Looking for a way to teach students about moon phases? Try oreos!
"27.08.2014 14:45:01" education.latech.edu NASA Education Resources for STEM Engagement Louisiana Tech University is teaming up with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to offer a 10-week course for educators interested in putting a space-themed twist on learning. The course is designed to be a self-paced, online professional developmen Educators: There's still time to register for a special online course on how to use NASA education resources in the classroom - deadline is Aug. 30:
"25.08.2014 14:52:55" nasawavelength.org International Observe the Moon Night - Hands-on Activities This list contains suggestions for hands-on activities to do with families at International Observe the Moon Night events, or with students in preparation for attending an event. http://observethemoonnight.org International Observe the Moon Night is Sept. 6 - check out these resources and learn more about how you and your students can participate:
"21.08.2014 14:45:01" Hubblecast 76: Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth This Hubblecast explores the 'beads on a string' star formation found between two merging elliptical galaxies in the cluster known as SDSS J1531+3414. More i... Learn about stars & galaxies with this new release on Hubble:
"20.08.2014 14:45:00" nasawavelength.org Soar Through Earth Science with NASA Airborne Campaigns 3…2…1…Liftoff! NASA is well known for its missions that begin with the blast of a rocket launch, but did you know that NASA also has missions that stay within Earth’s atmosphere? The many Earth-observing satellites orbiting our home planet provide a Not all NASA research is done from space - check out these campaigns studying our home planet from right here on Earth!
"19.08.2014 14:45:00" lasp.colorado.edu MAVEN » Boulder Workshop – September 21, 2014 Are your students obsessed with space? Looking for curriculum that blends science content and literacy skills? NASA’s MAVEN mission presents: Teachers - there's still time to register for the NASA Maven workshop Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore! Learn about Mars & how to bring planetary science to ELL and ESL students:
"18.08.2014 14:45:02" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Webinar | Art & the Cosmic Connection Explore how science inspires art and art empowers science! Art & the Cosmic Connection is an innovative program that engages learners of all ages in creative scientific inquiry. Students become “artist explorers” as they investigate the mysterious wo Don't miss tomorrow's webinar on #STEAM - Art & the Cosmic Connection. Starts at 4pm ET:
"15.08.2014 14:45:00" dawn.jpl.nasa.gov Dawn Mission: Community Google+ Hangout: Drivin’ a Spacecraft During the next Dawn Google+ Hangout with CosmoQuest, join members of the Flight Team at Dawn’s mission central at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. With Deputy Mission Manager, Tim Weise at the helm, meet other team members and find out just what go Drivin' a Spacecraft! Join CosmoQuest and NASA Dawn Mission on today's G+ education hangout. Learn more about the science behind the mission & what it takes to drive a rover. Starts at 1pm ET:
"14.08.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org Sample of NASA Engineering Activities for 9-12 Explore my sampler of fun and educational engineering activities for students in grades 9-12 from the Wavelength collection. Want more? Try the following keyword searches in Wavelength: "Design" or "Build" to find activities about spacecraft design; New year, new resources! We have a featured list of engineering lessons and activities for high school students:
"13.08.2014 14:45:01" events.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic Events - Mars Up Close Featuring brilliant imagery and video, Mars Up Close puts visitors on the red planet. Learn about NASA scientists, discover what Mars is like through interactives, and get up close to a full scale model of the Curiosity rover. If you happen to be in the D.C. area, you may want to check out this free exhibit all about Mars. You still have time to visit...the exhibit runs through Nov. 30th. Thanks for sharing, KidFriendly DC!
"12.08.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org NASA Science Data in the Classroom This sampler includes NASA educational resources for using authentic data in the classroom. Want more? Try the following search tips: keyword searches for "Data" or "Images"; Filter search results by Resource Type: Data; Image/Image Set; Topic: Engin With a new school year ahead, now's the time to think about bringing NASA data & science into the classroom. We have a featured list to help guide you in the process:
"11.08.2014 14:45:00" www.nasa.gov Live Chat and Ustream: 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower On the night of Aug. 12-13, the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak in the skies over Earth. Although the almost-full moon will wash out fainter meteors, there should still be a good show of brighter meteors in this prolific shower. Projected peak If you're staying up late tomorrow night, check out the NASA live chat & Ustream coverage of the Perseid meteor shower peak:
"08.08.2014 14:45:01" Looking for internship opportunities with NASA? Applications are now being accepted Spring 2015: http://1.usa.gov/1gZo7th
"07.08.2014 14:20:39" NASA SDO - Filament (August 1 - 5, 2014) As promised here is a video looking at this amazingly large filament traveling across the Earth facing side of the Sun. It starts in the late hours of August 1 and goes through August 5, 2014.
This is a three wavelength composite made from images i Thanks for sharing, SDO!
"06.08.2014 14:45:00" The new resource lists just keep coming! This week, we're celebrating Aura Spacecraft & Earth's atmosphere: http://bit.ly/1qWFeBH
"05.08.2014 14:45:01" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Engineering in the Classroom 1: Intro to Engineering Design In Part 1 – Introduction to Engineering Design, participants will discuss steps of the engineering design cycle, using a simple challenge titled "Spaghetti Anyone" as a template. Participants will also be introduced to other engineering design resour School is already back in session for some! Looking for new ways to bring engineering & design to your students? Starting tonight, a new educator webinar series explores the topic:
"04.08.2014 14:45:01" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Earth System Science Part 1: Understanding Clouds Earth System Science Series is a three part series designed to help teachers explain Earth's natural processes of weather and climate. In Part 1 – Understanding Clouds, participants will look at types of clouds, how clouds are an important part of ou Tomorrow begins a 3-part series on Earth System Science in the classroom. Starting at 11am ET, teachers can learn all about clouds:
"01.08.2014 14:45:00" We have a brand new collection of featured resources up on NASA Wavelength! See them here: http://www.nasawavelength.org
"31.07.2014 14:45:00" www.nasa.gov Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Images of Lunar Transit On July 26, 2014, from 10:57 a.m. to 11:42 a.m. EDT, the moon crossed between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the sun, a phenomenon called a lunar transit. A lunar transit happens approximately twice a year, causing a partial solar eclips Moon photobomb! Learn more about how NASA SDO captured this image:
"30.07.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org IBEX: Mission Science for Students with Dyslexia Here at NASA Wavelength, one of our priorities is to provide resources to accommodate learners of all kinds. We understand that many students have unique learning needs, and some students require specialized resources catering to their strengths. One We have a brand new blog post up on a great collection of resources for students with Dyslexia.
"29.07.2014 14:45:01" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Our Earth | Exploring with a View from Space 2pm ET In “Our Earth – Exploring with a View from Space” educators will explore our Earth, utilizing the unique perspective of space observations, with a focus on satellite images and astronaut observations. Learn more about how satellite imagery & astronaut observations help us study our home planet during today's educator webinar - starts at 2pm ET:
"28.07.2014 14:45:00" www.nasa.gov A - Z List of NASA Websites for Educators Looking for NASA resources and background material created specifically with educator's in mind? This is the list for you. Thanks, NASA JSC Education, for sharing this list of NASA education websites! This makes finding great resources on NASA science even easier.
"25.07.2014 14:45:01" airandspace.si.edu Discover the Moon Day! | National Air and Space Museum Join us on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, for a variety of fun and educational activities celebrating Earth's Moon. If you're in the DC area, you have the chance to discover the Moon today with Smithsonian National Air and Science Center!
"24.07.2014 14:45:00" Happy 15th anniversary, Chandra X-ray Observatory! We have some great resources to help educators introduce this mission to students: http://bit.ly/1lzc6Z4
"23.07.2014 14:45:01" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Active Math | NASA Educator Professional Development In Active Math, participants will explore the use of inquiry to reinforce mathematics skills while engaging students with hands on activities. Some of the items covered include Common Core Mathematics such as measurement and data, and geometry. Middle school teachers - looking for new ways to combine math and science? Tonight's webinar introduces just a few of the resources available to help do just that! Starts at 7pm ET:
"22.07.2014 14:45:02" Bring Saturn science to students with our new collection of resources celebrating the 10th anniversary of Cassini: http://bit.ly/1pzWJ5e
"21.07.2014 14:45:00" Have you used NASA Wavelength's list building feature yet? If not, we have a handy guide to walk you through the process of creating custom collections perfectly tailored to your classroom: http://bit.ly/1d1nQ2H
"19.07.2014 16:00:01" earthsky.org Geologic map of planet Mars | EarthSky.org The different colored parts represent areas of Martian crust formed at different times and from different processes. Try noticing impact craters first, in bright yellow. Very cool! Check out this geologic map of Mars, created by our friends at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS):
"18.07.2014 14:45:01" www.regonline.com GEMS Curriculum Sequences Workshop 2014 When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:30 AM - Friday, August 08, 2014 3:30 PM (Pacific Time). Where: Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive Berkeley, California 94720-5200 United States. Phone: 510-642-7771 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Teachers - register soon for this great workshop on teaching ocean & atmospheric science. The deadline is Monday, 7/21: http://bit.ly/1ywegku
"17.07.2014 14:45:00" climate.nasa.gov Know Your Earth | The Air We Breathe Our atmosphere is vital to all living things on our planet. How much do you know about the air we breathe? Find out with the Know Your Earth quiz. How well do you know Earth's atmosphere? A new interactive quiz is up now on the #EarthRightNow site.
"16.07.2014 15:15:01" What is NASA doing in Alaska? Find out, during today's tweet chat starting at noon ET:
"16.07.2014 14:45:00" nasawavelength.org Science Storybooks and Activities for Elementary Children Looking for science books to support Common Core English Language Arts? Following is a list of science-based storybooks from the NASA Wavelength collection that are specifically designed for elementary-aged students. These resources also include tool Did you know that this year's Library Summer Reading Theme is 'science'? We have a list of resources that is perfect for younger students!
"15.07.2014 14:45:00" plus.google.com Clearing The Air: A NASA Google+ Hangout - Google+ Many people may not know it, but the quality of the air we breathe every day in the United States has been steadily improving in recent years. The major pollutant gases and particles that come from smokestacks and tail pipes are declining -- as measu Don't miss today's G+ hangout on NASA & air quality - a great supplement to our resource collection on carbon dioxide & Earth's atmosphere:
"14.07.2014 14:45:00" earthkam.ucsd.edu Sally Ride EarthKAM | Home Check out some of the latest images taken by the digital camera on board the International Space Station. See more images in the gallery A new EarthKAM mission starts this week! There's still time to sign up & participate:
"11.07.2014 14:45:00" Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? On Monday, July 14, 2pm ET, join a special discussion with NASA scientists & engineers on the search for life beyond Earth: http://1.usa.gov/1r1bS4j
"10.07.2014 14:45:00" climate.nasa.gov How many scientists does it take to launch a NASA satellite into space? How many scientists, engineers and support crew does it take to launch a rocket with a NASA satellite into space? More than it takes to screw in a light bulb, that’s for sure. How many scientists does it take to launch a satellite into space? The answer may surprise you!
"09.07.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org School's Out! School’s out, but education doesn’t stop! The excitement of informal science programs is ramping up for the summer. NASA Wavelength provides access to posters, lithographs, videos, puzzles and games that can support summer STEM explorations for stude School's out, but there's still tons of science for young minds to explore outside of the classroom! Check out our new blog post on ways to keep young students engaged in NASA science this summer:
"08.07.2014 14:45:00" ScienceCasts: NASA to Launch Carbon Observatory Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. NASA is about to launch a satellite dedicated to the study of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. The Orbiting Carbon... Last week, NASA launched the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, but what is this mission all about?
"07.07.2014 13:02:48" In case you missed it, it has been a decade since a robotic traveler from Earth first soared over rings of ice and fired its engine to fall forever into the embrace of Saturn. On June 30, the Cassini mission celebrated 10 years of exploring the plane Timeline Photos Celebrating 10 years of Saturn exploration - go Cassini!
"04.07.2014 14:45:01" www.spitzer.caltech.edu Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope A galaxy about 23 million light-years away is the site of impressive, ongoing, fireworks. Rather than paper, powder, and fire, this galactic light show involves a giant black hole, shock waves, and vast reservoirs of gas. Two extra spiral arms in NGC 4258 create the appearance of a galactic fireworks extravaganza.
"03.07.2014 14:45:01" www.jpl.nasa.gov Record Numbers Arrive at JPL for Summer Internships The NASA/JPL Education Office works with educators -- both classroom teachers and informal educators -- to provide tools, resources and ideas for teaching Earth science, space science, mathematics and robotics. We also run a wide range of student pro It's great to see so many students involved in NASA science!
"02.07.2014 14:30:56" NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 spacecraft is space bound atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Liftoff occurred as planned at 5:56:23 a.m. EDT.
The three ATK solid rocket motors will burn for 64 seconds and separate from the Delta II Timeline Photos Go OCO-2, go!
"01.07.2014 14:45:01" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Planetary Systems Mission Series NASA Educator Professional Development is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA Education Specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources to bring NASA into your classroom. A brand-new webinar series on the Solar System starts this afternoon! Educators of all ages are welcomed to attend this three-part series (but if you can't attend all of the sessions, don't worry - each webinar is also valuable on its own):
"30.06.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org OCO-2 Launch - Why Study Carbon Dioxide? Scheduled to launch on July 1, 2014, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will map carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere from space. But why do we study carbon dioxide at all? These resources help to answer that question. We're ready for tomorrow's OCO-2 launch! Want to learn more about the mission & carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere? Check out our brand new resource list!
"27.06.2014 14:45:01" If you're headed to #ISTE14 this weekend, don't miss these NASA workshops, including the STEAM workshop featuring littleBits! http://bit.ly/1rGXhbr
"25.06.2014 14:30:00" plus.google.com The Science of the Pan-STARRS Survey - Google+ *Note Special Time! Wednesday June 25, 2014* High atop Haleakala on the island of Maui sits a telescope with a three-degree field of view and the largest digital camera ever built, recording 1.4 BILLION pixels with every image. In operation since Jun Fun Fact: The largest digital camera ever build captures 1.4 BILLION pixels in every image. The camera is used to study stars, and you can learn more about this amazing piece of technology during today's G+ Hangout:
"24.06.2014 14:30:01" nasawavelength.org Explore the Great Outdoors | NASA Wavelength Digital Library Explore our sampler of fun and educational activities for camps and outdoor learning centers from the Wavelength collection. Want more? Try the following keyword searches in Wavelength: "Outdoor" or "Kinesthetic" to find activities best done outside It's Great Outdoors America Week & we have NASA resources to get you outside, exploring science! http://nasawavelength.org/list/283
"23.06.2014 14:45:00" nasawavelength.org Exploring Earth with Citizen Science - The GLOBE Program | NASA Wavelength Digital Library This week, we’re focusing on a major environmental education initiative, The GLOBE Program. As the name suggests, this is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program focused on the environment. GLOBE promote This week we're featuring one of our favorite projects - The GLOBE Program - on our blog. Learn how you and your class can engage in citizen science while learning more about planet Earth:
"20.06.2014 14:45:00" Want to introduce robotics into your classroom, but don't know where to start? Next week's webinar series offers tips and tricks on the basics - learn more about the sessions on our news and events calendar: http://nasawavelength.org/news-and-events.
"19.06.2014 14:45:01" www.eventbrite.com Know Your AQ: Discover Air Quality Professional Development Workshop You are invited to register for a FREE 2-day interactive, field-based workshop to learn about the science of air quality as part of NASA’s DISCOVER-AQ campaign and NCAR's Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Experi… There's still time to register for the Know Your AQ workshop! This hands-on field experience for teachers is all about NASA missions focused on studying air quality. Best of all, it's free!
"18.06.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org Powering the Satellite This is an activity about solar energy. Learners will first use computers to research and learn how solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. Next, they will calculate the surface area of solar panels board a satellite and their total power gen Power up your satellite knowledge with this middle school resource on solar energy!
"16.06.2014 14:45:00" nasawavelength.org Sample of NASA Engineering Activities for K-5 | NASA Wavelength Digital Library Explore my sampler of fun and educational engineering activities for students in K-5 from the Wavelength collection. Want more? Try the following keyword searches in Wavelength: "Design" or "Build" to find activities about spacecraft design; "Design Start off the week with this list of engineering resources for elementary students:
"12.06.2014 14:45:00" earthsky.org Close-up views of large hurricane on Saturn | EarthSky.org This massive hurricane at Saturn's north pole may have been churning for years. Did you see this absolutely beautiful close up of a hurricane on Saturn? This false colored image was captured by NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn - read more here:
"11.06.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org Exploring Earth with Citizen Science - Observing Our Home Planet | NASA Wavelength Digital Library Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored citizen science projects that allow volunteers to assist in analyzing data from NASA space missions. But what about projects that allow citizen scientists to study their home planet? A number of great opportuni Interested in participating in Earth science research? Our new blog post covers a few great citizen science projects focused on our home planet.
"10.06.2014 14:45:00" Did you know NASA studies Earth's ocean from space? We have a collection of resources to get you started on an ocean adventure: http://nasawavelength.org/list/169
"09.06.2014 14:45:01" events-na11.adobeconnect.com Rockets 2 Race Cars: Measure Up and Calculate Get your students revved up about science, technology, engineering and math with NASA Rockets 2 Race Cars STEM Education program. Through mathematics, teachers help students learn about tire technology and the effects of air pressure. Students compar Ladies & gentlemen, start your engines! Rockets 2 Race Cars brings high-speed physics & math to students grades 4-12. Learn more about this program here:
"05.06.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org Mars Engineering This activity focuses on the relationship between science of looking for life and the tools, on vehicles such as the Mars Rover, that make it possible. Learners will create their own models of a Mars rover. They determine what tools would be necessar How do experts plan missions to other planets? Mars Engineering, a featured resource on NASA Wavelength, is a great way to involve informal audiences in the science and engineering of mission development. http://bit.ly/UeyRLp
"04.06.2014 14:45:01" www.hofstra.edu Astronomy Night on the National Mall | Physics & Astronomy | Hofstra University, New York Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, sponsored by Hofstra University Enjoy the stars & the warmer weather with Astronomy Night on the National Mall - drop by on Friday evening to learn more about stars, the Moon, & more:
"03.06.2014 14:45:00" nasawavelength.org Recent User Lists | NASA Wavelength Digital Library NASA Wavelength allows users the ability to create their very own customized lists of resources. Now, we've added the option to search lists created by other educators! Find out which resources are popular with your colleagues & are the right fit for NASA Wavelength now lets you search resource lists created by your fellow educators! Start searching now at http://nasawavelength.org/lists-by-user.
"02.06.2014 14:45:00" Applications are due today for a number of NASA scholarship programs. Learn more at our event calendar: http://nasawavelength.org/news-and-events
"30.05.2014 14:45:01" nsdl.org More information about NASA Wavelength Digital Library - NSDL.org - National Science Digital Library The NASA Wavelength website serves as a "pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels." These resources have been developed through funding from the NASA Science Mission Directorate and aim to ans NASA Wavelength is featured on the National Science Digital Library! And thanks to Internet Scout for the kind words - we're glad you like the site.
"29.05.2014 14:30:00" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration & Khan Academy have teamed up to present out-of-this-world tutorials! Start exploring now at http://bit.ly/1pyNjrn.
"28.05.2014 14:45:00" Help the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team pick the most beautiful lunar image - which one will get your vote? http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/MoonArt/index.html
"27.05.2014 14:45:01" nasawavelength.org Tropical Cyclones - The Science of Being Prepared | NASA Wavelength Digital Library This list includes resources meant to support Hurricane Preparedness Week. How does NASA science help to inform our knowledge of these deadly storms? It's Hurricane Preparedness Week! NASA has a number of satellites that study tropical cyclones - we've created a tropical cyclone resource list highlighting some of these missions: http://nasawavelength.org/list/475
"24.05.2014 15:00:01" cosmoquest.org CosmoQuest on the Road | CosmoQuest Blog Where will we be in the coming months? All over the place, it seems. Here is our upcoming convention and conference calendar for 2014. CosmoQuest is on the road at Balticon this weekend! If you're in Baltimore, stop by and check out their table of astronomy goodness!
"23.05.2014 14:45:00" 36,422 photos were used to create NASA's #GlobalSelfie image of Earth! Can you find your selfie? http://1.usa.gov/1vRyiFu
"22.05.2014 14:40:01" Our head is in the clouds with today's teacher webinar on S'COOL! Learn about cloud formation & how students can get involved in cloud research: http://bit.ly/1i01MHT
"21.05.2014 14:45:00" NASA uses false color imagery to present data, but how do these visualizations help scientists in their study of Earth and space? Exploring Color Maps is a great activity to introduce this concept to high school students: http://bit.ly/1lCLWEl