Citizen Science

Stare Straight Down Into a Giant Storm on Jupiter

A new batch of images recently arrived at Earth from JunoCam, the visible light camera on board the Juno spacecraft…

5 months ago

Astronomers find 100 brown dwarfs in our neighborhood

Brown dwarfs are smallish objects sitting somewhere between stars and planets, making them notoriously hard to find. But a recent…

1 year ago

Five Space and Astronomy Activities to do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

We’re in uncharted territory as the world faces the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the medical community is on the front…

2 years ago

Hubble is the Ultimate Multitasker: Discovering Asteroids While it’s Doing Other Observations

It looks like a poster of the famous Hubble Deep Field, marked with white streaks by a child, or put…

2 years ago

Jupiter or Earth? Which One’s Which, and Why Do They Look so Similar?

Jupiter: a massive, lifeless gas giant out there on the other side of the asteroid belt. It's a behemoth, containing…

3 years ago

Hey Citizen Scientists! Help NASA Analyze Images Taken from the Space Station

Calling all citizen scientists, geography buffs, fans of the International Space Station and those who love that orbital perspective! CosmoQuest…

4 years ago

Best Jupiter Images From Juno … So Far

The original plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter didn’t include a color camera. You don’t need color images when…

4 years ago

Meet Steve, A Most Peculiar Aurora

A Canadian photographer captures a hot river of glowing gas so peculiar that no one knew at first what it…

4 years ago

Join the Eclipse MegaMovie 2017 Chronicling the August Total Solar Eclipse

Ready for the "Great American Eclipse?" We're now less than six months out from the long-anticipated total solar eclipse spanning…

5 years ago

NASA Needs Your Help With the “Long-Duration” Space Poop Problem

It turns out, that famous question of “How do you go to the bathroom in space?” is not so easy…

5 years ago