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  • Remembering Apollo 1
    27 January 2022, 1:40 pm
    On Jan. 27, 1967, tragedy struck on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy during a preflight test for Apollo 204 (AS-204).

  • The Colors of Water
    26 January 2022, 2:48 pm
    Much like the sky, rivers are rarely painted one color.

  • X-59 Wind Tunnel Testing at NASA Glenn
    25 January 2022, 2:28 pm
    This colorized schlieren image is of a small-scale model of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology airplane.

  • Studying the ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus
    24 January 2022, 3:25 pm
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designing mission concepts to survive the planet's extreme temperatures and atmospheric pressure.

  • Hubble Sights a Sail of Stars
    21 January 2022, 2:00 pm
    The spiral arms of the galaxy NGC 3318 are lazily draped across this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies in the constellation Vela and is roughly 115 light-years away from Earth.

  • Peering Through a Window to the World
    20 January 2022, 3:13 pm
    In this image from Jan. 9, 2022, NASA astronaut Kayla Barron peered out from a window inside the International Space Station's cupola.

  • Remembering Trailblazing Pilot Charles McGee
    19 January 2022, 3:03 pm
    Retired U.S. Air Force Honorary Brigadier General Charles McGee, left, spoke with NASA astronaut Alvin Drew in 2020.

  • Drilling Holes on the Red Planet
    18 January 2022, 4:39 pm
    This image shows the Highfield drill hole, on Vera Rubin Ridge in Gale crater on Mars, made by NASA’s Curiosity rover in its search for rock samples. Just recently, scientists announced that an analysis of rock samples collected by the rover were enriched in carbon 12, a type of carbon that on Earth is associated with biological processes.

  • Color Explosion; Beautiful Earth
    13 January 2022, 3:52 pm
    This image, captured by the Landsat-8 satellite, shows the view over Western Australia on May 12, 2013.

  • Baby Stars in the Orion Constellation
    12 January 2022, 3:29 pm
    Scores of baby stars shrouded by dust are revealed in this infrared image of the star-forming region NGC 2174.

  • The Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Has a Leak
    11 January 2022, 2:17 pm
    Our Milky Way's central black hole has a leak.

  • Sidney Poitier's Visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    10 January 2022, 2:14 pm
    Legendary actor and diplomat, Sidney Poitier, visited JPL in 1979.

  • Waiting to Unfold
    7 January 2022, 2:18 pm
    This image shows the James Webb Space Telescope atop its launch vehicle, but before it was encapsulated in the rocket fairing.

  • Hubble Spots Star-Hatching frEGGs!
    6 January 2022, 2:39 pm
    This image shows knots of cold, dense interstellar gas where new stars are forming.

  • NASA’s X-59 Kicks Off 2022 in Texas for Ground Testing
    5 January 2022, 4:30 pm
    2021 saw significant milestones achieved in the assembly of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft (QueSST), and all eyes now look forward to a pivotal 2022.

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  • Scientists explain mysterious finger-like features in solar flares
    27 January 2022, 5:43 pm
    Astronomers have presented a new explanation for the mysterious downward-moving dark voids seen in some solar flares.

  • Ancient ice reveals mysterious solar storm
    26 January 2022, 8:42 pm
    Through analysis of ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, a research team has found evidence of an extreme solar storm that occurred about 9,200 years ago. What puzzles the researchers is that the storm took place during one of the sun's more quiet phases -- during which it is generally believed our planet is less exposed to such events.

  • Extraordinary black hole found in neighboring galaxy
    24 January 2022, 9:10 pm
    At one hundred thousand solar masses, it is smaller than the black holes we have found at the centers of galaxies, but bigger than the black holes that are born when stars explode. This makes it one of the only confirmed intermediate-mass black holes, an object that has long been sought by astronomers.

  • Highly eccentric black hole merger discovered
    20 January 2022, 10:50 pm
    Scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. This can help explain how some of the previous black hole mergers are much heavier than previously thought possible.

  • Hubble finds a black hole igniting star formation in a dwarf galaxy
    20 January 2022, 1:41 am
    Often portrayed as destructive monsters that hold light captive, black holes take on a less villainous role in the latest research from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. A black hole at the heart of the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 is creating stars rather than gobbling them up. The black hole is apparently contributing to the firestorm of new star formation taking place in the galaxy. The dwarf galaxy lies 30 million light-years away, in the southern constellation Pyxis.

  • How many black holes are out there in the universe?
    19 January 2022, 9:52 pm
    A new study has investigated stellar mass black holes, which are black holes with masses between a few to some hundred solar masses, that originated at the end of the life of massive stars. According to the study, a remarkable amount of around 1 percent of the overall ordinary matter of the universe is locked up in stellar mass black holes. Astonishingly, the researchers have found that the number of black holes within the observable universe at present time is about about 40 times 10 to the exponent 18.

  • Internal ocean in small Saturn moon uncovered
    19 January 2022, 4:12 pm
    A scientist recently set out to prove that the tiny, innermost moon of Saturn was a frozen inert satellite and instead discovered compelling evidence that Mimas has a liquid internal ocean. In the waning days of NASA's Cassini mission, the spacecraft identified a curious libration, or oscillation, in the moon's rotation, which often points to a geologically active body able to support an internal ocean.

  • Newly discovered carbon may yield clues to ancient Mars
    17 January 2022, 10:55 pm
    NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, and since then has roamed Gale Crater taking samples and sending the results back home for researchers to interpret. Analysis of carbon isotopes in sediment samples taken from half a dozen exposed locations, including an exposed cliff, leave researchers with three plausible explanations for the carbon's origin -- cosmic dust, ultraviolet degradation of carbon dioxide, or ultraviolet degradation of biologically produced methane.

  • Unusual team finds gigantic planet hidden in plain sight
    14 January 2022, 1:41 am
    An astronomer and a group of eagle-eyed citizen scientists have discovered a giant gas planet hidden from view by typical stargazing tools.

  • Newly-found planets on the edge of destruction
    13 January 2022, 9:14 pm
    Astronomers have found three Jupiter-like exoplanets that are dangerously close to being 'swallowed up' by their host stars. The discovery gives new insight into how planetary systems evolve over time, helping to reveal the fate of solar systems like our own.

  • Martian meteorite’s organic materials origin not biological, formed by geochemical interactions between water and rock
    13 January 2022, 9:13 pm
    Organic molecules found in a meteorite that hurtled to Earth from Mars were synthesized during interactions between water and rocks that occurred on the Red Planet about 4 billion years ago, according to new analysis.

  • New insights into seasons on a planet outside our solar system
    13 January 2022, 6:07 pm
    Imagine being in a place where the winds are so strong that they move at the speed of sound. That's just one aspect of the atmosphere on XO-3b, one of a class of exoplanets (planets outside our solar system), known as hot Jupiters. The eccentric orbit of the planet also leads to seasonal variations hundreds of times stronger than what we experience on Earth.

  • Cosmic 'spider' found to be source of powerful gamma-rays
    12 January 2022, 8:50 pm
    Astronomers have discovered the first example of a binary system where a star in the process of becoming a white dwarf is orbiting a neutron star that has just finished turning into a rapidly spinning pulsar. The pair is a 'missing link' in the evolution of such binary systems.

  • Oxygen ions in Jupiter's innermost radiation belts
    12 January 2022, 8:50 pm
    Researchers find high-energy oxygen and sulfur ions in Jupiter's inner radiation belts -- and a previously unknown ion source.

  • 1,000-light-year wide bubble surrounding Earth is source of all nearby, young stars
    12 January 2022, 6:15 pm
    The Earth sits in a 1,000-light-year-wide void surrounded by thousands of young stars -- but how did those stars form? For the first time, astronomers have retraced the history of our galactic neighborhood, showing exactly how the young stars nearest to our solar system formed.

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