One Space Thing: NASA’s Big Week click button

One Space Thing: NASA’s Big Week

Last week was so busy with what was happening on Earth, there was hardly time to talk about what happened in space.  To start the week, NASA launched a helicopter (named Ingenuity) on Mars — it did not just roll like the Perserverence rover — it flew and that was an amazing first that would […]

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One Earth Day Thing: #ConnectedByEarth

One Earth Day Thing: #ConnectedByEarth

Today, Earth Day, it is important to celebrate and teach kids (of all ages) about the wonders of our planet, and how to live more sustainably on it.  From now through Saturday, NASA is hosting a virtual event focused on “exploring the connections between Earth’s atmosphere, water cycle, forests, fields, cities, ice caps, and climate.” […]

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One Cool Thing: Blue Dunes on the Red Planet?

One Cool Thing: Blue Dunes on the Red Planet?

It’s hard to keep up with all the cool NASA news from the Mars mission.  Last week, they released these stunning images of an area about 19 miles (30 kilometers) wide in Mars’ northern polar cap region taken by NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter nearly 20 years ago, but now seen with color enhancement.  The colors are […]

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NASA Finds Direct Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change

NASA Finds Direct Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer While scientists have long agreed that human activity was the biggest driver of climate change, there hasn’t yet been evidence from direct observation (the gold standard of scientific research) until now.  NASA has completed the first study of its kind, which has calculated the recent causes of climate change […]

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NASA Earth Science to “Meet the Moment”

NASA Earth Science to “Meet the Moment”

This op/ed was originally featured in SpaceNews on March 30th and has been reprinted with their and the author’s permission.  By Nancy Colleton Small businesses and large multinational corporations face incredible challenges and uncertainty in today’s world. Whether an uncertain economy, continuing impact of a pandemic, or the rapidly changing natural environment of water scarcity, ecosystem […]

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Experts Are Uncovering Mars’ Secrets, but Humans Could Be the Next Life Found on Mars

Experts Are Uncovering Mars’ Secrets, but Humans Could Be the Next Life Found on Mars

Experts are finally uncovering the secrets of Mars; new spacecraft, research, and data are helping NASA and other space agencies fill in gaps in knowledge about the potential for life on the red planet. 

Why This Matters: For decades, scientists have explored the idea of placing humans on Mars for research not only on the planet itself but on its potential to sustain human life.

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