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NASA Solar System & Beyond

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  • Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age
    18 September 2019, 8:20 pm
    About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's poles, and new species evolved with the new temperatures. The cause of this ice age was a mystery, until now: a new study argues that the ice age was caused by global cooling, triggered by extra dust in the atmosphere from a giant asteroid collision in outer space.

  • Six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions
    18 September 2019, 7:15 pm
    Astronomers observed six mild-mannered LINER galaxies suddenly and surprisingly transforming into ravenous quasars -- home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The team's observations could help demystify the nature of both LINERs and quasars while answering some burning questions about galactic evolution. Based on their analysis, the researchers suggest they have discovered an entirely new type of black hole activity at the centers of these six LINER galaxies.

  • Saturn's icy rings are as old as the solar system itself, study suggests
    18 September 2019, 4:56 pm
    No one knows for certain when Saturn's iconic rings formed, but a new study suggests that they are much older than some scientists think.

  • Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe
    18 September 2019, 4:02 pm
    Physicists and computer scientists have developed a new approach to the problem of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. Using machine learning tools, they programmed computers to teach themselves how to extract the relevant information from maps of the universe.

  • Most massive neutron star ever detected, almost too massive to exist
    16 September 2019, 5:40 pm
    Astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking object is teetering on the edge of existence, approaching the theoretical maximum mass possible for a neutron star.

  • New observations help explain the dimming of Tabby's Star
    16 September 2019, 5:40 pm
    The overall brightness of Tabby's Star has been gradually dimming for years. A new study suggests chunks of an exomoon's dusty outer layers of ice, gas and carbonaceous rock may be accumulating in a disk, blocking the star's light and making it appear to slowly fade.

  • The rare molecule weighing in on the birth of planets
    13 September 2019, 2:07 pm
    Astronomers using one of the most advanced radio telescopes have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disk around a young star -- and it may provide an answer to one of the conundrums facing astronomers.

  • Newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor
    12 September 2019, 10:14 pm
    A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The official confirmation that comet C/2019 Q4 is an interstellar comet has not yet been made, but if it is interstellar, it would be only the second such object detected.

  • Innovative model created for NASA to predict vitamin levels in spaceflight food
    12 September 2019, 7:06 pm
    Food scientists have developed a groundbreaking, user-friendly mathematical model for NASA to help ensure that astronauts' food remains rich in nutrients during extended missions in space.

  • Saturn's rings shine in Hubble's latest portrait
    12 September 2019, 6:05 pm
    Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth. These images, however, are more than just beauty shots. They reveal a planet with a turbulent, dynamic atmosphere.

  • Black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be getting hungrier
    11 September 2019, 10:52 pm
    The enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal, and researchers don't know why. 'We have never seen anything like this in the 24 years we have studied the supermassive black hole,' said a professor of physics and astronomy.

  • Towering balloon-like features discovered near center of Milky Way
    11 September 2019, 8:28 pm
    Astronomers have discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of the Milky Way: a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the central region of our galaxy.

  • A Goldilocks zone for planet size
    11 September 2019, 8:27 pm
    Researchers have described a new, lower size limit for planets to maintain surface liquid water for long periods of time, extending the so-called Habitable or 'Goldilocks'' Zone for small, low-gravity planets. This research expands the search area for life in the universe and sheds light on the important process of atmospheric evolution on small planets.

  • Water detected on an exoplanet located in its star's habitable zone
    11 September 2019, 6:19 pm
    Astronomers have detected water vapor on the exoplanet K2-18b -- a major discovery in the search of alien life.

  • Scientists detect the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time
    11 September 2019, 6:19 pm
    Physicists have 'heard' the ringing of an infant black hole for the first time, and found that the pattern of this ringing does, in fact, predict the black hole's mass and spin -- more evidence that Einstein was right all along.

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NASA Image of the Day

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  • Expedition 61 Soyuz Rollout
    23 September 2019, 2:36 pm
    The gantry arms close around the Soyuz rocket after it was raised into vertical position on the launch pad, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Hubble Takes Closer Look at Not-So-'Dead' Neighbor
    20 September 2019, 3:27 pm
    Because they lack stellar nurseries and contain mostly old stars, elliptical galaxies — Like Messier 110 — are often considered “dead” when compared to their spiral relatives. But scientists have spotted signs of a population of young, blue stars at Messier 110's center, hinting that this neighbor of our Milky Way may not be so “dead” after all.

  • Layers in Mars' Danielson Crater
    19 September 2019, 5:29 pm
    This image shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, an impact crater about 42 miles or 67 kilometers in diameter, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars.

  • Space Station Downlink with Actor Brad Pitt
    17 September 2019, 1:00 pm
    Actor Brad Pitt speaks with NASA astronaut Nick Hague who is onboard the International Space Station, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

  • Franklin Chang-Diaz Performs a Spacewalk on the STS-111 Mission
    16 September 2019, 5:58 pm
    In this mage from June 2002, astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz works with a grapple fixture during a spacewalk to perform work on the International Space Station.

  • Mae Jemison Trains for Her Space Shuttle Flight
    12 September 2019, 1:31 pm
    Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space, participated in crew egress training for Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-47 mission during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test.

  • Remembering September 11th and Looking to the Future
    11 September 2019, 1:31 pm
    This 2019 photo of Manhattan, taken by astronaut Nick Hague from aboard the International Space Station, shows a city totally recovered from the attack on September 11, 2001.

  • Testing and Training on the Boeing Starliner
    10 September 2019, 2:14 pm
    NASA astronaut Mike Fincke works through a check list inside a mockup of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner during a simulation at NASA's Johnson Space Center on Aug. 21, 2019.

  • Learning to Track Water Using NASA Satellite Data
    9 September 2019, 3:09 pm
    It's Back to School Week and NASA has activities to keep students motivated.

  • Clues for Mars in the Australian Outback
    6 September 2019, 2:14 pm
    Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 mission and the European-Russian ExoMars mission traveled to the Australian Outback to hone their research techniques.

  • Satellite Captures Four Tropical Cyclones from Space
    5 September 2019, 4:43 pm
    On Sept. 4, 2019, a loose chain of tropical cyclones lined up across the Western Hemisphere.

  • An Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy
    4 September 2019, 3:19 pm
    Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major, which also includes the Big Dipper, nearby galaxy Messier 81 is easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope.

  • Jessica Meir Climbs Aboard a Soyuz Trainer
    3 September 2019, 4:25 pm
    At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 61 crewmember Jessica Meir of NASA climbs aboard a Soyuz trainer during final crew qualification exams on Aug. 30.

  • Hurricane Dorian Seen From Aboard the Space Station
    2 September 2019, 8:02 pm
    NASA astronaut Christian Koch snapped this image of Hurricane Dorian as the International Space Station during a flyover on Monday, September 2, 2019.

  • Hubble Views Final Stages of a Star’s Life
    30 August 2019, 4:00 pm
    NGC 5307, a planetary nebula that lies about 10,000 light-years from Earth, can be seen in the constellation Centaurus.

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