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Where did you venture to view the Great American Eclipse? About 100 people were lucky enough to make the trip of a lifetime for it: 38,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, courtesy of Alaska Airlines.
The upcoming solar eclipse isn’t just about watching the Moon block out the Sun. A suite of NASA-funded science experiments will to study the unseen effects of the eclipse on Earth's atmosphere.
Ravenna, population 1,400, sits on the plains of central Nebraska, and almost on the center line of the path of totality for the upcoming Great American Eclipse. Nebraska native Shane Pekny reports on how this small town is preparing for the big event.
With the North American Total Solar Eclipse coming on August 21, people across the continent are getting eclipse mania! Astronomer Tyler Nordgren has written a detailed book on eclipses with a special focus on the August 21st event.
Here's a simple and safe way to observe a partial eclipse that's appropriate for young children, with no eclipse glasses or other special equipment needed.
Stratigraphic columns are a basic tool in geology, used on both Earth and Mars to tell the story of a location. But what are they really?
Heather Hunter brings us the next installment in her series on radio detection and ranging.
If you find a structure that looks like ancient life, can you be really sure that it is ancient life?
Arabia Terra has always been a bit of a martian enigma. Planetary scientist Joel Davis takes us on a tour of its valley networks and their significance in telling the story of water on Mars.
Heather Hunter explains how radar works and what it's used for on Earth and beyond.
Earth possesses amazing biological diversity. Every corner of this planet—no matter how bizarre the place—is inhabited by microorganisms. This includes impact craters.
After a series of maneuvers in-orbit, GOES-R—now known as GOES-16—has reached its designated location in space. What happens next?
The current GOES-East and GOES-West have been faithfully providing continuous imagery and data on Earth and space weather for almost a decade. So, with the launch of the first of the next generation of GOES satellites, GOES-R, what is NOAA trying to accomplish?
A roundup of pretty pictures and news from our robotic ambassadors around the solar system, from November 4 through 8.
More than seven years after the end of its mission, JAXA has released the entire data set from Kaguya's HDTV cameras.
Martian gullies were in the spotlight last week thanks to a NASA press release stating they were
Jet streams are found in planetary atmospheres throughout our solar system. But what exactly are they?
Looking back at Earth from beyond helps to give perspective on our place in the cosmos.
Anna Scott gets us up to speed on NASA's Earth-observing missions nearly 60 years into the satellite age.
Why do we need to slice up atmospheres into classifications like the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere?