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NASA Solar System & Beyond

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  • NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter
    17 September 2018, 10:27 pm
    Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”

  • NASA Hosts Live Science Chat: One Year After Eclipse 2017
    20 August 2018, 5:48 pm
    On the one-year anniversary of the historic 2017 Eclipse Across America, NASA will host a Science Chat at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 21, to discuss new science data and the public impact of the celestial event experienced by millions.

  • NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun
    12 August 2018, 10:16 am
    Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible.

  • Mars Terraforming Not Possible Using Present-Day Technology
    30 July 2018, 5:00 pm
    Transforming the inhospitable Martian environment into a place astronauts could explore without life support is not possible without technology well beyond today’s capabilities because Mars does not retain enough accessible carbon dioxide that could be put back into the atmosphere to warm the planet.

  • NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Finds That “Stolen” Electrons Enable Unusual Aurora on Mars
    23 July 2018, 5:00 pm
    NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft just found a new type of Martian aurora that occurs over much of the day side of the Red Planet, where auroras are very hard to see.

  • NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole
    12 July 2018, 4:01 pm
    For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy.

  • NASA Completes Webb Telescope Review, Commits to Launch in Early 2021
    27 June 2018, 6:30 pm
    The Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on its James Webb Space Telescope has unanimously recommended that development on the world’s premier science observatory should continue; NASA has established a new launch date for Webb of March 30, 2021.

  • Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost
    27 June 2018, 6:02 pm
    Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ′Oumuamua (oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah), the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, got an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year.

  • NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Status of James Webb Space Telescope
    26 June 2018, 10:55 pm
    NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board.

  • NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars
    7 June 2018, 6:54 pm
    NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

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  • Astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun-like stars for the first time
    20 September 2018, 10:09 pm
    Scientists have measured the differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time, and their findings challenge current science on how stars rotate.

  • Matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
    20 September 2018, 5:55 pm
    Astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light, located in the center of the billion-light year distant galaxy PG211+143. The team used data from the European Space Agency's X-ray observatory XMM-Newton to observe the black hole.

  • Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life
    19 September 2018, 7:30 pm
    Our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond, the Gaia star mapping mission has shown.

  • Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole
    19 September 2018, 4:10 pm
    A simulation has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its early stages.

  • Magellanic Clouds duo may have been a trio
    18 September 2018, 3:08 pm
    Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way -- the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds -- may have had a third companion, astronomers believe. New research describes how another 'luminous' galaxy was likely engulfed by the Large Magellanic Cloud some three to five billion years ago.

  • NASA's TESS shares first science image in hunt to find new worlds
    17 September 2018, 9:36 pm
    NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which began science operations in July, has released its first full frame image using all four of its cameras.

  • Never-before-seen features found around a neutron star
    17 September 2018, 5:43 pm
    An unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could indicate new features never before seen.

  • Ice volcano activity on dwarf planet Ceres
    17 September 2018, 5:15 pm
    Ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres generate enough material to fill one movie theater each year, new calculations show.

  • When is a star not a star?
    17 September 2018, 4:13 pm
    The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer. Astronomers demonstrate that brown dwarfs can be more massive than astronomers previously thought.

  • BUFFALO charges towards the earliest galaxies
    13 September 2018, 5:39 pm
    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has started a new mission to shed light on the evolution of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. The BUFFALO survey will observe six massive galaxy clusters and their surroundings. The first observations show the galaxy cluster Abell 370 and a host of magnified, gravitationally lensed galaxies around it.

  • VLBA measures asteroid's characteristics
    13 September 2018, 5:38 pm
    Astronomers took advantage of a celestial alignment to make a novel and creative radio observation yielding information about the size, shape, and orbit of an asteroid.

  • Stunning details of spiral galaxy NGC 3981
    12 September 2018, 2:13 pm
    FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO's Very Large Telescope, has observed the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in all its glory. The image was captured as part of the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, which makes use of the rare occasions when observing conditions are not suitable for gathering scientific data.

  • Astronomers witness birth of new star from stellar explosion
    12 September 2018, 2:12 pm
    Astronomers have observed a new phenomena in the aftermath of a stellar explosion.

  • Evidence of early planetary shake-up
    10 September 2018, 5:12 pm
    Scientists have studied an unusual pair of asteroids and discovered that their existence points to an early planetary rearrangement in our solar system.

  • Legacy of NASA's Dawn, near the end of its mission
    7 September 2018, 11:59 pm
    NASA's Dawn mission is drawing to a close after 11 years of breaking new ground in planetary science, gathering breathtaking imagery, and performing unprecedented feats of spacecraft engineering.

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NASA Image of the Day

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  • Small Satellite Demonstrates Possible Solution for 'Space Junk'
    20 September 2018, 6:33 pm
    The International Space Station deployed this small satellite for the NanoRacks-Remove Debris investigation, designed to demonstrate an approach to reduce the risks presented by orbital debris or "space junk."

  • First Light Data for NASA's Parker Solar Probe
    19 September 2018, 9:42 pm
    Just over a month into its mission, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations show that each of the instruments is working well.

  • Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor Examines Her Eyes
    18 September 2018, 4:38 pm
    Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor examines her eye with a Funduscope.

  • ICESat-2 Lifts Off to Study Earth's Changing Ice
    17 September 2018, 4:44 pm
    A Delta II rocket launches with NASA's ICESat-2 onboard, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Juno Captures Elusive 'Brown Barge'
    14 September 2018, 6:47 pm
    A long, brown oval known as a "brown barge" in Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

  • Success! Final Orion Parachute Tests Completed
    13 September 2018, 5:06 pm
    NASA completed the final test to qualify Orion’s parachute system for flights with astronauts, an important milestone on the path to send humans on missions to deep space.

  • Staring Down Hurricane Florence
    12 September 2018, 3:54 pm
    Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's chilling, even from space.

  • Hurricane Florence Viewed from the Space Station
    10 September 2018, 5:58 pm
    Astronaut Ricky Arnold, from aboard the International Space Station, shared this image of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 10, taken as the orbiting laboratory flew over the massive storm.

  • Bright Spots On Ceres
    7 September 2018, 5:49 pm
    Bright surface features on the dwarf planet Ceres known as faculae were first discovered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2015.

  • 'Snow Swamp' on Canada's Lowell Glacier
    6 September 2018, 4:15 pm
    Over a mere four days this summer, snow from the previous winter melted into a pond of slush a glaciologist called a “snow swamp.”

  • Along the Way to Launch Pad 39B
    5 September 2018, 4:56 pm
    A truck sprays water to reduce the dust as NASA's crawler-transporter 2 with the mobile launcher atop moves slowly along, on its trek to Launch Pad 39B.

  • Summer Ship Tracks in the Pacific
    4 September 2018, 5:59 pm
    Long, narrow clouds, known as ship tracks, stood out against the backdrop of marine clouds blanketing much of the North Pacific Ocean.

  • Hubble’s Lucky Observation of an Enigmatic Cloud
    31 August 2018, 4:00 pm
    The little-known nebula IRAS 05437+2502 billows out among the bright stars and dark dust clouds that surround it.

  • Celebrating Guy Bluford's Historic First Flight
    30 August 2018, 4:32 pm
    Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut, launched into space on shuttle Challenger's STS-8 mission thirty-five years ago, on August 30, 1983.

  • Underwater Robots Help NASA Plan Future Deep-Space Missions
    28 August 2018, 8:51 pm
    An expedition that will help NASA search for life in deep space launched today – not with a rocket’s roar, but with a gentle splash into the deep Pacific Ocean. The project will use underwater robots to explore the environment around a deep-sea volcano off the coast of Hawaii that has similar conditions to what may exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

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