Mars food production

Solving Space: Growing greens

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space, and one of the more extreme aspects to space exploration is figuring out what to eat. What’s for dinner on Mars? This question may sound silly, but it’s

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Pop Quiz: Space Food

Would you be able to survive for months on end with a predetermined menu and a carefully rationed supply of food and beverages? In space, you can’t run out to the store if a particular food craving hits, and you have to be careful about how much you snack with

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Night Sky

Eyes Up – July

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. July 1 – Mercury makes an appearance Look up to the sky as morning twilight begins to see Mercury above the horizon in the east-northeast.

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NEEMO

Solving Space: NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations

This summer, we are exploring how we push human extremes in order to survive and thrive in the harsh environments of space. NASA takes advantage of Earth’s most extreme environments to prepare astronauts for life in zero gravity. One example is NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) expeditions where crews

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Photo of the Day: Can Jupiter change its spots?

It can feel like astronomy discoveries all took place decades, if not centuries, ago. Which is why things like “Clyde’s Spot” stand out. Informally named for the South African amateur astronomer who found it, this swirling spot on Jupiter’s surface was first observed by Clyde Foster in 2020. Because Jupiter

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Solar Eclipse

Eyes Up – June

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. June 10 – Solar Eclipse On Thursday morning there will be a solar eclipse! Watch as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun,

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Eyes Up – May

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. May 1 – May 28 – Annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower This month, look up to the night sky to witness the Eta Aquarids, which

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Solving Space: Earth from Space – Gotland Island “Van Gogh”

From space, we have a unique perspective of our planet Earth! We’re sharing amazing images of Earth from space to show this eye-catching view and to demonstrate how research from space advances our understanding of our planet. Solve Space by unscrambling this Van Gogh-like image of Gotland, a Swedish island

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Astrosteers: What is NASA’s Longhorn Project?

The last thing one might expect to see while visiting NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) is often the first thing many visitors notice, longhorn cattle grazing right across from a mighty Saturn V rocket! Longhorns at NASA? Just what is that all about? A picture on the wall of former

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Lyrid meteor shower

Eyes Up – April

The night sky offers a show unlike anything else. In this monthly series, we will explore some of the top viewing experiences for backyard astronomers. April 2 – Antares The bright star Antares will make an appearance tonight to the right of the waning gibbous Moon, which will rise around

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