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  • New info on interstellar magnetic field in solar neighborhood
    8 April 2020, 5:32 pm
    An international research team has mapped the interstellar magnetic field structure and interstellar matter distribution in the solar neighborhood.

  • First-ever photo proof of powerful jet emerging from colliding galaxies
    7 April 2020, 7:14 pm
    Researchers have reported the first detection of a relativistic on-axis jet emerging from two colliding galaxies -- the first photographic proof that merging galaxies can produce jets of fast-moving charged particles. Scientists had previously discovered that jets could be found in elliptical-shaped galaxies, which can be formed in the merging of two spiral galaxies. Now, they have an image showing the formation of a jet from two younger, spiral-shaped galaxies.

  • Are gamma-ray bursts powered by a star's collapsing magnetic fields?
    7 April 2020, 4:34 pm
    In its final moments of life, a distant massive star releases an intense burst of high-energy gamma radiation - a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) - the brightest sources of energy in the universe, detectable to humans through powerful telescopes. Scientists have long been divided over what powers these extraordinary explosions. Now research suggests a dying star's collapsing magnetic field may hold the answers.

  • What makes Saturn's atmosphere so hot
    7 April 2020, 1:04 am
    New analysis of data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft found that electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons, spark the auroras and heat the planet's upper atmosphere.

  • The Milky Way's satellites help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation
    6 April 2020, 8:01 pm
    Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.

  • Sulfur 'spices' alien atmospheres
    6 April 2020, 8:01 pm
    They say variety is the spice of life, and now new discoveries suggest that a certain elemental 'variety' -- sulfur -- is indeed a 'spice' that can perhaps point to signs of life.

  • Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole
    31 March 2020, 10:22 pm
    Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as 'intermediate-mass,' which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close.

  • A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history
    30 March 2020, 5:03 pm
    Researchers probed Martian meteorites to reconstruct Mars' chaotic history. Their findings suggest that Mars might not have had a global magma ocean.

  • ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole
    27 March 2020, 4:37 pm
    Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The team found that the disruption is caused by young powerful jets ejected from a supermassive black hole residing at the center of the host galaxy. This result will cast light on the mystery of the evolutionary process of galaxies in the early Universe.

  • Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life
    26 March 2020, 7:44 pm
    Astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. The models will be spectral templates for astronomers to use in the approaching new era of powerful telescopes, and in the hunt for Earth-like planets in distant solar systems.

  • Looking for dark matter close to home
    26 March 2020, 7:44 pm
    Eighty-five percent of the universe is composed of dark matter, but we don't know what, exactly, it is.

  • Astronomers use slime mould to map the universe's largest structures
    26 March 2020, 5:41 pm
    The behaviour of one of nature's humblest creatures and archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are helping astronomers probe the largest structures in the Universe.

  • Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds
    23 March 2020, 3:13 pm
    Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding of the star formation process.

  • Expanding universe: We may be in a vast bubble
    21 March 2020, 12:27 am
    The few thousand galaxies closest to us move in a vast 'bubble' that is 250 million light years in diameter, where the average density of matter is half as large as for the rest of the universe. This is the hypothesis put forward by a theoretical physicist to solve a conundrum that has been splitting the scientific community for a decade: at what speed is the universe expanding?

  • The strange orbits of 'Tatooine' planetary disks
    19 March 2020, 3:32 pm
    Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share very nearly the same plane, disks encircling wide binaries have orbital planes that are severely tilted. These systems can teach us about planet formation in complex environments.

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  • Assembling the X-59 QueSST Wing
    8 April 2020, 3:34 pm
    The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, wing assembly is lifted by a crane and moved to another area of the manufacturing floor in preparation for wing skin installation.

  • Cardiac Research on the Space Station
    7 April 2020, 4:05 pm
    Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir conducts cardiac research inside the Life Sciences Glovebox.

  • Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation in Infrared
    6 April 2020, 3:20 pm
    In this Hubble Space Telescope image, researchers has revisited one of Hubble's most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation.

  • Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy
    3 April 2020, 2:11 pm
    This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast, silent emptiness of space, but don’t be fooled — it keeps a violent secret.

  • Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars
    2 April 2020, 10:42 am
    This 2010 image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows dust clouds associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation.

  • Klotho and Lina
    1 April 2020, 3:33 pm
    Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

  • Be An Astronaut
    31 March 2020, 3:48 pm
    In March 2017, Peggy Whitson broke the then-spacewalking record for female astronauts.

  • Celebrating NASA's Astronaut-Physicians
    30 March 2020, 3:31 pm
    Today is National Doctors' Day!

  • Hubble Hooks a One-Arm Galaxy
    27 March 2020, 12:30 pm
    Located about 21 million light-years from our galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, NGC 4618 has a diameter of about one-third that of our Milky Way. Together with its neighbor, NGC 4625, it forms an interacting galaxy pair, which means that the two galaxies are close enough to influence each other gravitationally.

  • Denman Glacier in East Antarctica
    26 March 2020, 2:45 pm
    This photograph shows ripples in the surface of Denman Glacier in East Antarctica that throw shadows against the ice.

  • Tracking Methane Sources and Movement Around the Globe
    25 March 2020, 1:43 pm
    NASA’s new three-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world’s second largest contributor to greenhouse warming.

  • Astronaut Christina Koch Services a 3-D Biological Printer
    24 March 2020, 1:45 pm
    Christina Koch handles media bags that enable the manufacturing of organ-like tissues using the BioFabrication Facility (BFF), a 3-D biological printer on the International Space Station.

  • Viewing Our Galactic Center
    23 March 2020, 1:32 pm
    The central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains an exotic collection of objects.

  • Celebrating Women at NASA: Aerospace Engineer Michelle Lynde
    20 March 2020, 6:40 am
    Michelle Lynde is an aerospace engineer who conducts aerodynamic analysis of configurations using Computational Fluid Dynamics tools, wind tunnel experiments and flight tests.

  • Remembering Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden
    19 March 2020, 1:16 pm
    Former astronaut Al Worden, command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar landing, passed away March 18, 2020, in Texas.​

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