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  • Hubble Sees Near and Far
    7 August 2020, 1:45 pm
    The barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 4907 shows its starry face from 270 million light-years away to anyone who can see it from the Northern Hemisphere. Appearing in this Hubble image to shine brightly below the galaxy is a star that is actually within our own Milky Way galaxy.

  • A Starry Sky Above the Earth's Atmospheric Glow
    6 August 2020, 3:05 pm
    This long-exposure photograph captures a starry sky above the Earth's atmospheric glow.

  • Curiosity Celebrates 8 Years on the Red Planet
    5 August 2020, 12:25 pm
    NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover touched down eight years ago, on Aug. 5, 2012, and will soon be joined by a second rover, Perseverance.

  • Outbursts from a Double Star System
    4 August 2020, 12:46 pm
    For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth.

  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Lifted Aboard Recovery Ship
    3 August 2020, 3:21 pm
    Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft as it is lifted onto the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after landing.

  • Crew Dragon Safely Returns Astronauts
    3 August 2020, 1:42 am
    NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • SpaceX Crew Dragon As It Approached the Space Station
    1 August 2020, 6:49 pm
    Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken of NASA's Commercial Crew Program are aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it approaches the International Space Station.

  • A Different View of the Mars Perseverance Launch
    30 July 2020, 5:49 pm
    The engines fired as a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover onboard launched from Space Launch Complex 41, Thursday, July 30, 2020.

  • Liftoff to the Red Planet!
    30 July 2020, 4:20 pm
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Thursday, July 30, 2020.

  • Mars Perseverance: Prepared for Launch to the Red Planet
    29 July 2020, 9:36 pm
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard is seen illuminated by spotlights on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41.

  • Countdown to Mars
    28 July 2020, 8:27 pm
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41.

  • Jezero Crater, Landing Site for the Mars Perseverance Rover
    28 July 2020, 2:58 pm
    This image of Jezero Crater, the landing site for the Mars Perseverance Rover, was taken by instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

  • Carrying a Telescope Aloft
    27 July 2020, 9:51 am
    Carried by a balloon the size of a football stadium, ASTHROS will use a telescope to observe wavelengths of light that aren't visible from the ground.

  • Apollo 11 Aboard the USS Hornet
    24 July 2020, 2:00 pm
    This image, taken on July 24, 1969, shows the Apollo 11 command codule and the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) are photographed aboard the USS Hornet

  • Comet NEOWISE Streaks Across the Sky Above Lone Pine Lake
    22 July 2020, 10:39 pm
    Comet NEOWISE streaked across the sky above the tree line of Lone Pine Lake, located on the Mount Whitney Trail in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

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  • Huge ring-like structure on Ganymede's surface may have been caused by violent impact
    7 August 2020, 4:23 pm
    Image data reanalysis has revealed that ancient tectonic troughs are concentrically distributed across almost the entire surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Computer simulation results suggest that this giant crater could have resulted from the impact of an asteroid with a 150-kilometer radius. If so, this the largest impact structure identified in the solar system so far.

  • NASA's Maven observes Martian night sky pulsing in ultraviolet light
    6 August 2020, 9:36 pm
    Vast areas of the Martian night sky pulse in ultraviolet light, according to images from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. The results are being used to illuminate complex circulation patterns in the Martian atmosphere

  • Hubble uses Earth as proxy for identifying oxygen on potentially habitable exoplanets
    6 August 2020, 6:28 pm
    Taking advantage of a total lunar eclipse, Hubble used the Moon as a mirror to study sunlight that had passed through Earth's atmosphere. As a result, Hubble detected Earth's own brand of sunscreen - ozone - in our atmosphere. The technique simulates how scientists will search for evidence of life on planets around other stars.

  • Ammonia sparks unexpected, exotic lightning on Jupiter
    5 August 2020, 10:09 pm
    NASA's Juno spacecraft -- orbiting and closely observing the planet Jupiter -- has unexpectedly discovered lightning in the planet's upper atmosphere, according to a multi-institutional study.

  • Sun’s bubble of influence may be shaped like a deflated croissant
    5 August 2020, 6:40 pm
    Scientists have developed a new prediction of the shape of the bubble surrounding our solar system using a model developed with data from NASA missions.

  • Lava tubes on Mars and the Moon are so wide they can host planetary bases
    5 August 2020, 5:01 pm
    Subsurface cavities created by lava on Mars and the Moon could provide a shield against cosmic radiation, new research suggests.

  • Calcium-rich supernova examined with x-rays for first time
    5 August 2020, 4:20 pm
    X-ray images give unprecedented view of extremely rare type of supernova. New information suggests that these supernovae start as compact stars that lose mass at the end of life. Calcium-rich supernovae are responsible for up to half the calcium in the entire universe. SN 2019ehk has the richest calcium emission of all known transients.

  • Surprisingly dense exoplanet challenges planet formation theories
    4 August 2020, 6:22 pm
    New detailed observations reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in at 25 Earth-masses, and slightly smaller than Neptune, this exoplanet's existence is at odds with the predictions of leading planet formation theories.

  • Planet found orbiting small, cool star
    4 August 2020, 6:22 pm
    Precision measurements made with the VLBA have revealed that a small, cool star 35 light-years from Earth is orbited by a Saturn-sized planet once every 221 days.

  • Unequal neutron-star mergers create unique 'bang' in simulations
    4 August 2020, 12:42 am
    In a series of simulations, researchers determined that some neutron star collisions not only produce gravitational waves, but also electromagnetic radiation that should be detectable on Earth.

  • ALMA captures stirred-up planet factory
    3 August 2020, 8:00 pm
    Planet-forming environments can be much more complex and chaotic than previously expected. This is evidenced by a new image of the star RU Lup, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

  • Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers, researchers say
    3 August 2020, 6:01 pm
    A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars's surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new research. The findings effectively throw cold water on the dominant 'warm and wet ancient Mars' hypothesis, which postulates that rivers, rainfall and oceans once existed on the red planet.

  • NASA astronauts safely splash down after first commercial crew flight to space station
    2 August 2020, 10:47 pm
    Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight.

  • Surprising early galaxy breaks low-oxygen record
    1 August 2020, 9:42 pm
    New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, breaking the previous record of the lowest oxygen abundance. The measured oxygen abundance suggests that most of the stars in this galaxy formed very recently.

  • NASA data helps new model predict big solar flares
    31 July 2020, 7:56 pm
    Scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be used to one day inform forecasts of these intense bursts of solar radiation.

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