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  • Overflowing crater lakes carved canyons across Mars
    16 November 2018, 10:45 pm
    Today, most of the water on Mars is locked away in frozen ice caps. But billions of years ago it flowed freely across the surface, forming rushing rivers that emptied into craters, forming lakes and seas. New research has found evidence that sometimes the lakes would take on so much water that they overflowed and burst from the sides of their basins, creating catastrophic floods that carved canyons very rapidly, perhaps in a matter of weeks.

  • Astronomers find possible elusive star behind supernova
    15 November 2018, 8:49 pm
    Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope archival data. The supernova, called a Type Ic, is thought to detonate after its massive star has shed or been stripped of its outer layers of hydrogen and helium.

  • Astronomers detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays
    15 November 2018, 8:49 pm
    It's not every day you get to observe a gamma-ray binary system. In fact, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience comparable to seeing Halley's Comet or a solar eclipse.

  • Earth's magnetotail: First-ever views of elusive energy explosion
    15 November 2018, 8:49 pm
    Researchers have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving 'magnetic reconnection' -- the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion -- in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.

  • Trans-galactic streamers feeding most luminous galaxy in the universe
    15 November 2018, 8:48 pm
    ALMA data show the most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller neighbors.

  • NASA learns more about interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua
    15 November 2018, 3:33 pm
    The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system -- named 'Oumuamua -- was detected in October 2017 by Hawaii's Pan-STARRS 1 telescope. But it was too faint for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to detect when it looked more than two months after the object's closest approach to Earth in early September. That 'non-detection' puts a new limit on how large the strange object can be, astronomers now report.

  • Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space
    15 November 2018, 2:30 pm
    A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space.

  • Cold Super-Earth found orbiting closest single star to Sun
    14 November 2018, 7:20 pm
    The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest observing campaigns to date using data from a world-wide array of telescopes has revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth. Barnard's star is the fastest moving star in the night sky.

  • Gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star
    14 November 2018, 4:44 pm
    For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star.

  • Scientists capture the 'sound' of sunrise on Mars
    9 November 2018, 4:14 pm
    Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.

  • Harvesting renewable energy from the sun and outer space at the same time
    8 November 2018, 8:24 pm
    Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that heat from the sun and coldness from outer space can be collected simultaneously with a single device. Their research suggests that devices for harvesting solar and space energy will not compete for land space and can actually help each other function more efficiently.

  • Aging a flock of stars in the Wild Duck Cluster
    8 November 2018, 7:41 pm
    The way they move belies the true ages of the almost 3,000 stars populating one of the richest star clusters known. Astronomers recently discovered the stars all were born in the same generation, solving a long-standing puzzle about how stars evolve.

  • Astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centers of merging galaxies
    7 November 2018, 7:38 pm
    For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger galaxies. Peering through thick walls of gas and dust surrounding the merging galaxies' messy cores, the research team captured pairs of supermassive black holes -- each of which once occupied the center of one of the two original smaller galaxies -- drawing closer together before they coalescence into one giant black hole.

  • Cosmic fountain offers clues to how galaxies evolve
    6 November 2018, 4:38 pm
    Galaxy evolution can be chaotic and messy, but it seems that streams of cold gas spraying out from the region around supermassive black holes may act to calm the storm.

  • Elusive star has origins close to Big Bang
    5 November 2018, 10:09 pm
    Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe's oldest stars, made almost entirely of materials spewed from the Big Bang.

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NASA Image of the Day

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  • A Scar That the Woolsey Fire Left Behind
    15 November 2018, 5:55 pm
    In the wake of a fire, a burn scar appears which takes a long time to heal. This scar is from the Woolsey fire which has taken its toll around Thousand Oaks, California.

  • Finding an Elusive Star Behind a Supernova
    15 November 2018, 4:39 pm
    Located 65 million light-years away ia a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept.

  • Northrop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad
    14 November 2018, 6:23 pm
    The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • Raging Six-Day-Old Camp Fire Reaches 125,000 Acres in Size
    13 November 2018, 5:08 pm
    The six day old Camp Fire has already attained the unfortunate title of California's deadliest fire.

  • Flooding Along the Nueces River
    9 November 2018, 6:23 pm
    On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas.

  • The Frozen Wild Dnieper River
    8 November 2018, 6:25 pm
    Curling snow drifts are magnified by the terrain around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black Sea in this image from the International Space Station on Feb. 9th, 2017.

  • Recovery of the Test Orion Capsule in the Pacific Ocean
    7 November 2018, 7:39 pm
    On Nov. 1, 2018, the USS John P. Murtha recovered the test version of the Orion capsule at sunset in the Pacific Ocean. This is one in a series of tests that will verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions.

  • Earth Enveloped in Airglow
    6 November 2018, 6:08 pm
    Earth Enveloped in Airglow

  • Suwannee Blackwater River Meets the Sea
    5 November 2018, 6:58 pm
    The Suwannee is known as a “blackwater river” because of its dark-brown waters laden with organic material.

  • The International Space Station as of Oct. 4, 2018
    2 November 2018, 4:00 pm
    The International Space Station photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking.

  • Orion’s European Service Module to Arrive for First Mission
    1 November 2018, 5:06 pm
    The Airbus team poses with the European Service Module during preparations for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

  • Happy Birthday, Michael Collins!
    31 October 2018, 3:29 pm
    Happy birthday, Michael Collins! Test pilot and NASA astronaut Michael Collins served as the pilot for Gemini X and as the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission, the first time humans set foot on another celestial body.

  • A New View of Our Starry Night
    30 October 2018, 1:00 pm
    After nine years in deep space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.

  • John Glenn Returns to Space on the STS-95 Mission
    29 October 2018, 3:36 pm
    Senator John Glenn during water survival training for the STS-95 mission at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. On Oct. 29, 1998, space shuttle Discovery launched with Senator Glenn aboard, as he returned to space for the first time since his 1962 flight.

  • It’s Valley Fog Season
    26 October 2018, 7:25 pm
    It’s autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, which means many people living in mountainous areas are awakening to fog-filled valleys.

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