Astronomy & Space News

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  • NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter's Moon Europa
    26 September 2016, 8:00 pm
    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes.
  • NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa
    20 September 2016, 10:11 pm
    NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 26, to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Speeds Toward Asteroid Rendezvous
    9 September 2016, 1:29 am
    NASA's first asteroid sampling mission launched into space at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning a journey that could revolutionize our understanding of the early solar system.
  • NASA Prepares to Launch First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission
    17 August 2016, 7:50 pm
    NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.
  • NASA’s Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets
    20 July 2016, 7:08 pm
    Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.
  • NASA Invites Media to Annual Exploration Science Forum, July 20-22
    12 July 2016, 2:01 am
    Media are invited to participate in a panel discussion with planetary scientists during the third annual Exploration Science Forum, July 20-22, 2016, hosted by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
  • NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter
    5 July 2016, 6:10 am
    After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4.
  • NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to Risk Jupiter’s Fireworks for Science
    16 June 2016, 8:08 pm
    On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet.
  • NASA Scientist Presents "The Juno Mission to Jupiter” at the Library of Congress
    13 June 2016, 3:45 pm
    The public is invited to a free talk called “The Juno Mission to Jupiter,” presented by John (Jack) Connerney, at the Mary Pickford Theater (3rd Floor, James Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.) on Thursday, June 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.
  • NASA’s NICER Mission Arrives at Kennedy Space Center
    8 June 2016, 3:25 pm
    The multipurpose Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday, June 8. The upcoming International Space Station (ISS) payload was transported from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, aboard a climate-controlled, air-suspension truck.

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