Astronomy & Space News

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  • NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets
    9 August 2017, 9:28 pm
    NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system.
  • Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn
    9 August 2017, 7:23 pm
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.
  • NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse
    2 August 2017, 2:10 pm
    More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely.
  • NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years
    31 July 2017, 11:31 pm
    Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier.
  • NASA Selects Proposals to Study Sun, Space Environment
    28 July 2017, 10:00 pm
    NASA has selected nine proposals under its Explorers Program that will return transformational science about the Sun and space environment and fill science gaps between the agency’s larger missions; eight for focused scientific investigations and one for technological development of instrumentation.
  • NASA Neutron Star Mission Begins Science Operations
    17 July 2017, 7:00 pm
    The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER, payload completed commissioning and calibration and all systems are working as expected.
  • NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
    21 June 2017, 7:00 pm
    For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.
  • Media Invited to June 21 Science, Safety Briefings on August Total Solar Eclipse
    13 June 2017, 8:23 pm
    For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. Representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations, will provide important viewing safety, travel and science information during two briefings at the Newseum in Washington starting at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 21.
  • A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission
    25 May 2017, 7:59 pm
    Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant.
  • James Webb Space Telescope Available for Media Viewing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
    24 May 2017, 10:01 pm
    Media are invited to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to view the James Webb Space Telescope and talk to experts about upcoming cryogenic vacuum tests at 10:15 a.m. CDT Wednesday, May 31.

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