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NASA, USGS Map Minerals to Understand Earth Makeup, Climate Change

. NASA, USGS Map Minerals to Understand Earth Makeup, Climate Change These new observations can be used to identify the presence of a wide variety of minerals as well as mineral weathering or alteration. NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will map portions of the southwest United States for critical minerals using advanced airborne…
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NASA-Built Weather Sensors Capture Vital Data on Hurricane Ian

A pair of microwave radiometers collected data on the storm as they passed over the Caribbean Sea aboard the International Space Station. Two recently launched instruments that were designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to…
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NASA’s Asteroid-Striking DART Mission Team Has JPL Members

It’s a bold and complex undertaking to try impacting an asteroid. JPL is there to assist with navigators, communications, and more. On Monday, Sept. 26, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission has the challenging goal of crashing its spacecraft into Dimorphos, a small moonlet orbiting a larger asteroid by the name of Didymos. While the asteroid poses no threat to Earth, this…
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NASA to Host Briefing on Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Operations

. NASA to Host Briefing on Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Operations Members of the mission will discuss the rover’s activities as it gathers samples in an ancient river delta. NASA will host a briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. PDT) on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to provide highlights from…
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NASA eyes late September for another Artemis I launch attempt

After repeated delays, NASA is lightly penciling in launch dates of September 23rd or 27th for its Artemis I mission. A lot of things will have to go right for either of those dates to be possible, including repairs to the rocket’s fueling system, a sign-off from the Space…
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NASA’s AIRS Instrument Records Typhoon Hinnamnor Before Landfall

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder aboard the Aqua satellite captured the outer bands of the powerful tropical cyclone as the storm approached the Korean Peninsula. NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite captured imagery of Typhoon Hinnamnor in the West Pacific Ocean just before 2 p.m. local time on Sept. 5. Typhoon Hinnamnor was one of the strongest in…
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