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NASA Expands Podcast Selections with New Science Series

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Portal origin URL: NASA Expands Podcast Selections with New Science SeriesPortal origin nid: 413379Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:49Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: “Gravity Assist,” a new NASA weekly podcast series, launches Wednesday on NASA.gov and the SoundCloud and iTunes audio platforms.Portal image: Project Scientist Nicky Fox of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab is interviewed at NASA HeadquartersScience Categories: Solar System

Gravity Assist Podcast, The Sun with Nicky Fox

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We start our “Gravity Assist” virtual tour of the solar system with – where else – the Sun!  How hot is the Sun, what are solar flares, and how does space weather affect us here in Earth? Jim is joined by Project Scientist Dr. Nicky Fox of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to talk about our fascinating star and NASA’s upcoming Parker Solar Probe—a mission to “touch the Sun.” 

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:18

The Changing Colors of our Living Planet

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Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. During the week of Nov. 13-17, NASA is sharing stories and videos about how this view of life from space is furthering knowledge of our home planet and the search for life on other worlds.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:08

FIREBIRD II and NASA Mission Locate Whistling Space Electrons’ Origins

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Portal origin URL: FIREBIRD II and NASA Mission Locate Whistling Space Electrons’ OriginsPortal origin nid: 413291Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:32Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New research using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission and FIREBIRD II CubeSat has shown that plasma waves in space are likely responsible for accelerating high-energy particles into Earth's atmosphere.Portal image: illustration of Earth's Van Allen BeltsScience Categories: Sun

Apollo 1: The Fatal Fire

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The three astronauts on board — Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee — died. The tragedy changed the way NASA operates.

XCOR Aerospace Files for Bankruptcy

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XCOR Aerospace, a company that for nearly 20 years had been working on rocket engines and a suborbital spaceplane, filed for bankruptcy Nov. 8 after it was unable to line up new investors.

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