March 2018

A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million years earlier and were not as deep as once thought.

New research finds that 'Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system.

Today - Veg-03: Today the crew watered the Veg-03 plants and harvested leaves from each plant.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

Сергей Рязанский @SergeyISS "You often ask to show photos of #Everest. Here is the "Summit of the World" in person!"

As the International Space Station orbits Earth with three occupants already onboard, on the ground below in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, three more crewmates are engaged in activities leading up to a March 21 liftoff on a Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft to join them. (You can watch this launch live on NASA TV, with coverage beginning at 12:45 p.m. EDT.)

Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing in the night sky was not normal.

One week from today three individuals will blast off on a two-day trip to the International Space Station. They will join the three Expedition 55 crew members already in space who continue to research the effects of living in space while maintaining the orbital laboratory.

Observations of Ceres have detected recent variations in its surface, revealing that the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system is a dynamic body that continues to evolve and change.

The findings are part of a four-article collection about Juno science results in the March 8th edition of the journal Nature.

The Saturnian irregular satellite, Phoebe, can be broadly described as a water-rich rock.

It's a new day in space aboard the International Space Station, and three Expedition 55 crew members are prepping for an upcoming spacewalk and cargo-transfer activities while also sharing the wonders of our orbiting laboratory.

Asteroids and comets appear to be a much more important suppliers of organic molecules on Mars than expected.

Kicking off the new week, the Expedition 55 crew aboard the International Space Station continued studies evaluating crew health, performance and sustainability for long-duration space missions.

In the Universe, galaxies are not distributed uniformly. There are some places, known as clusters, where dozens or hundreds of galaxies are found close together.

Water is crucial for life, but how do you make water? Cooking up some H2O takes more than mixing hydrogen and oxygen.

Astronomers have put NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on an Indiana Jones-type quest to uncover an ancient "relic galaxy" in our own cosmic backyard.

Today - Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF): Today the crew exchanged the sample cartridges within ELF to prepare for upcoming ground commanded operations.

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite carries a suite of state-of-the art sensors that deliver a wealth of information to monitor our changing world, but this image was captured with its ocean and land camera. With a swath-width of 1270 km, this instrument delivers images that can span several countries, as we see here.

A chance to send your name to the Sun, testing systems for our Orion spacecraft, and sizing up Earth, from space - a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Anna Fox, a seventh-grader from Virginia Beach Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was named as the grand prize winner of Langley Research Center's Student Art Contest.

Aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 55 crew continued exploring how plants adapt to gravity and began preparing for a suite of combustion experiments. The trio is also continuing the maintenance of the station's life support systems and its microgravity science operations.

Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at the NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, both solar panels are deployed on the agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

The three orbiting Expedition 55 crew members focused on maintenance of the International Space Station while studying Earth and biomedical sciences today. Meanwhile, a new set of station crewmates are in Kazakhstan for final training before beginning their mission in two weeks.

Measurements of the three-dimensional structure of the earth, as opposed to the one-dimensional models typically used, can help scientists more accurately determine which areas of the United States are most vulnerable to blackouts during hazardous geomagnetic storms.

Galaxies are not static islands of stars -- they are dynamic and ever-changing, constantly on the move through the darkness of the Universe.

The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it.

Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to uncover a vast, complex dust structure, about 150 billion miles across, enveloping the young star HR 4796A.

This spectacular and unusual image shows part of the famous Orion Nebula, a star formation region lying about 1350 light-years from Earth.

The orbiting Expedition 55 crew members participated in a variety of biology research and life support maintenance today. Their counterparts on the ground took part in traditional ceremonies today ahead of their liftoff to the International Space Station in two weeks.

Although traveling at great speed, the Cassini spacecraft managed to capture this close view of Saturn's small moon Helene during a flyby on March 3, 2010.

The new MATISSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has now successfully made its first observations at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.

The Crew Interactive MObile companioN (CIMON) is able to see, hear, understand, speak - and fly. It is roughly spherical, has a diameter of 32 centimetres and weighs five kilograms.

Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic -- formerly thought to be at least temporarily shielded from global warming by its extreme environment -- will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere in this century

The next three International Space Station crew members arrived at their launch site Sunday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel are in final launch preparations ahead of their March 21 launch to their new home in space.

Nor'easter over the east coast of the U.S., as observed 2 March 2018 by the VIIRS instrument, on board the joint NOAA/NASA Suomi-NPP satellite.

Although this image might look more like the surface of Mars, it was actually captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and shows southeast Namibia and the western edge of the Kalahari Desert.

Heat shield back shell panels are prefitted on the Orion spacecraft at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

In the 1980s, scientists started discovering a new class of extremely bright sources of X-rays in galaxies.

A research team of multiple institutes, including the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and University of Tokyo, released an unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map based on the newly obtained imaging data by Hyper Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Three Expedition 55 crew members are back to work today on the International Space Station, having taken a day off Wednesday following the landing of the three Expedition 54 crew members on Tuesday. The departing space residents are back on Earth, having returned to their homes less than a day after landing.

By Allen Herbert: In the movie, "Black Panther", Wakanda is a fictional African country of the future that is the most technologically advanced in the world.

On February 26, 2018, Hayabusa2 saw its destination -asteroid Ryugu- for the first time.

NOAA's GOES-S, the second in a new series of four highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, blasted into orbit at 5:02 p.m. EST today from Cape Canaveral, Florida.