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NASA Solar System & Beyond

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  • NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
    26 October 2020, 4:02 pm
    NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.

  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid
    23 October 2020, 11:00 pm
    Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid’s surface material.

  • NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
    21 October 2020, 6:59 pm
    NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26.

  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
    20 October 2020, 8:09 pm
    NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.

  • NASA Invites Students to Join the Artemis Generation at SciFest Virtual Event
    23 September 2020, 8:35 pm
    Venture with NASA to discover the future of flight, understand the portrait of planet Earth, and take the next steps in exploration at SciFest, the virtual STEM expo from the USA Science and Engineering Festival

  • NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star
    16 September 2020, 5:00 pm
    An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space Telescope has reported what may be the first intact planet found closely orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40% larger than Earth.

  • Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means
    15 September 2020, 5:32 pm
    Solar Cycle 25 has begun. During a media event on Tuesday, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed their analysis and predictions about the new solar cycle – and how the coming upswing in space weather will impact our lives and technology on Earth, as well as astronauts in space.

  • NASA, NOAA to Discuss Solar Cycle Prediction During Media Teleconference
    10 September 2020, 8:57 pm
    NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss predictions for the upcoming solar cycle during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 15. Tracking the solar cycle is a key part of better understanding the Sun and mitigating its impacts on human technology and infrastructure.

  • NASA Selects Proposals for New Space Environment Missions
    28 August 2020, 7:59 pm
    NASA has selected five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the Sun and the constantly changing space environment with which it interacts around Earth.

  • NASA’s MAVEN Observes Martian Night Sky Pulsing in Ultraviolet Light
    6 August 2020, 5:30 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.

NASA Image of the Day

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  • Jezero Crater Was a Lake in Mars' Ancient Past
    26 October 2020, 2:17 pm
    This illustration shows Jezero Crater — the landing site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.

  • Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall
    23 October 2020, 3:01 pm
    In this spectacular image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 2799 (on the left) is seemingly being pulled into the center of the galaxy NGC 2798 (on the right).

  • Studying Aircraft Noise
    22 October 2020, 3:17 pm
    An array of 960 microphones is seen here off the end of runway 11 at Boeing’s research facility near Glasgow, Montana.

  • Touching Down on Asteroid Bennu
    21 October 2020, 3:07 pm
    On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample collection mission performed a successful “Touch-And-Go” (TAG) maneuver.

  • Neutron Stars Create Gold and Platinum in Their Wake
    20 October 2020, 2:38 pm
    This illustration shows the hot, dense, expanding cloud of debris stripped from neutron stars just before they collided.

  • Orion’s Recently Installed Solar Array Wings
    19 October 2020, 3:06 pm
    Two of Orion’s four recently installed solar array wings are exposed and surrounded by the panels that will protect it during launch and ascent.

  • Hubble Snaps a Special Stellar Nursery
    16 October 2020, 2:00 pm
    This Hubble image shows a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules. Called frEGGs for short, these dark compact globules of dust and gas can give birth to low-mass stars.

  • Cliffs in Ancient Ice on Mars
    15 October 2020, 2:26 pm
    Scientists have come to realize that, just below the surface, about one third of Mars is covered in ice.

  • NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Prepares for Launch to Space Station
    14 October 2020, 2:27 pm
    NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is seen as she has her Russian Sokol suit pressure checked as she and fellow crewmates prepare for their Soyuz launch to the International Space Station.

  • The Ghost Nebula
    13 October 2020, 2:26 pm
    ​Powerful gushers of energy from seething stars can sculpt eerie-looking figures with long flowing veils of gas and dust.

  • The Iris Nebula
    9 October 2020, 3:07 pm
    The beautiful, blushing Iris Nebula is unique amongst its counterparts.

  • Thumbs Up From Out of This World
    8 October 2020, 2:55 pm
    ASA spacewalkers (from left) Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy give a thumbs up during a spacewalk to install hardware and upgrade International Space Station systems.

  • Grappling With the Future
    7 October 2020, 5:10 pm
    The tip of the Canadarm2 robotic arm, also formally known as the Latching End Effector, is pictured as the International Space Station soared over the South Pacific Ocean .

  • Overcoming Hurricanes and Earthquakes to Get an Experiment to the Space Station
    6 October 2020, 9:56 pm
    Camila Morales-Navas conducts final preparations on the Electrochemical Ammonia Removal system prior to parabolic flight testing.

  • Antares Rocket Launches to the Space Station
    5 October 2020, 3:04 pm
    An Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with the company’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard, launches at 9:16 p.m. EDT, Friday, October 2, 2020, from t NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Astronomy News - ScienceDaily

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  • Mmore complete view of massive asteroid Psyche
    26 October 2020, 6:57 pm
    A new study discusses several new views of the asteroid 16 Psyche, including the first ultra-violet observations. The study paints a clearer view of the asteroid than was previously available.

  • Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice
    26 October 2020, 6:57 pm
    Hidden pockets of water could be much more common on the surface of the moon than scientists once suspected, according to new research.

  • NASA's SOFIA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
    26 October 2020, 5:59 pm
    NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places.

  • Data reveals evidence of molecular absorption in the atmosphere of a hot Neptune
    26 October 2020, 4:42 pm
    An international team of scientists recently measured the spectrum of the atmosphere of a rare hot Neptune exoplanet, whose discovery by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was announced just last month.

  • Stars and planets grow up together as siblings
    24 October 2020, 1:10 am
    ALMA shows rings around the still-growing proto-star IRS 63.

  • New study details atmosphere on 'hot Neptune' 260 light years away that 'shouldn't exist'
    23 October 2020, 6:31 pm
    Astronomers have crunched data from NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes to portray for the first time the atmosphere of a highly unusual kind of exoplanet dubbed a 'hot Neptune.'

  • Galactic archaeology
    22 October 2020, 9:17 pm
    Computational astrophysics study modeled for the first time faint supernovae of metal-free first stars, yielding carbon-enhanced abundance patterns for star formation. Study investigated formation of first stars and the origin of elements heavier than hydrogen, helium, lithium.

  • Smile, wave: Some exoplanets may be able to see us, too
    21 October 2020, 8:09 pm
    Three decades after astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap Earth's picture from billions of miles away -- resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph - two astronomers now offer another unique cosmic perspective: Some exoplanets -- planets from beyond our own solar system - have a direct line of sight to observe Earth's biological qualities from far, far away.

  • AI and photonics join forces to make it easier to find 'new Earths'
    21 October 2020, 5:23 pm
    By combining photonics with artificial intelligence, scientists have developed a sensor that will help decipher the 'twinkle' of stars and allow for Earth-based exploration of planets around distant stars.

  • Evidence of broadside collision with dwarf galaxy discovered in Milky Way
    20 October 2020, 4:55 pm
    Astrophysicists have discovered a series of telltale shell-like formations of stars in the vicinity of the Virgo constellation, evidence of a radial merger between a dwarf galaxy and the Milky Way, and the first such 'shell structures' to be found in the Milky Way.

  • Astrophysics team lights the way for more accurate model of the universe
    19 October 2020, 10:49 pm
    Scientists demonstrated the first use of a method called self-calibration to remove contamination from gravitational lensing signals. The results should lead to more accurate cosmological models of the universe.

  • The Milky Way galaxy has a clumpy halo
    19 October 2020, 5:21 pm
    Astronomers at the University of Iowa have determined our galaxy is surrounded by a clumpy halo of hot gases that is continually being supplied with material ejected by birthing or dying stars. The halo also may be where matter unaccounted for since the birth of the universe may reside. Results published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

  • Two planets around a red dwarf
    16 October 2020, 5:28 pm
    Astronomers have detected two exoplanets orbiting the star TOI-1266. The telescope thus demonstrates its high precision and takes an important step in the quest of finding potentially habitable worlds.

  • Magnetic fields on the moon are the remnant of an ancient core dynamo
    15 October 2020, 11:31 pm
    A long discussed theory about the local magnetic spots of the moon suggests that they are the result of magnetization processes caused by impacts of massive bodies on the moon surface. A new study now shows that the Moon must have had an internal core dynamo in the past.

  • Anemic star cluster breaks metal-poor record
    15 October 2020, 4:18 pm
    In a surprising discovery, astronomers have found a star cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy that contains a record-breaking low amount of metals, calling into question the so-called 'metallicity-floor' for massive globular star clusters.

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