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NASA Solar System & Beyond

NASA Image of the Day

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  • Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’
    21 January 2021, 7:42 pm
    Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold.

  • NASA Provides Ground Support for COVID-19 Aid Work
    21 January 2021, 6:50 pm
    NASA has once again joined forces with the community in the continuing effort to fight COVID-19.

  • Hot Fire Test of SLS Rocket Core Stage
    19 January 2021, 2:44 pm
    The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System, or SLS, rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a scheduled 8-minute duration hot fire test, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.

  • Fulfilling the Dream
    15 January 2021, 3:02 pm
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, look on.

  • Bright, Blue Stars
    14 January 2021, 2:42 pm
    Inside star cluster NGC 602, a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud, bright, blue, newly formed stars are blowing a cavity in this nebula.

  • Finding a Missing Black Hole
    13 January 2021, 3:28 pm
    Astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh between 3 billion and 100 billion times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.

  • Georgia HUNCH Students 3D Print Parts for Space Station
    11 January 2021, 4:57 pm
    The HUNCH - High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware - Program empowers and inspire students to launch their careers through the participation in the design and fabrication of real world products for NASA.

  • SpaceX Demo 2 Mission Launches into History
    11 January 2021, 2:14 pm
    In this black and white infrared image, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

  • Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Space Freighter Departs Space Station
    8 January 2021, 2:33 pm
    Northrop Grumman's Cygnus space freighter departs the International Space Station moments after being released from the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

  • Behold: The City of Boston at Night!
    7 January 2021, 2:24 pm
    The lights of the city of Boston seemingly spread from a central point in this image taken by the crew of the International Space Station.

  • Lucy Mission to Study Trojan Asteroids
    6 January 2021, 2:22 pm
    Slated to launch in October 2021, NASA's Lucy mission will be the first space mission to study the Trojan asteroids.

  • Pareidolia: Seeing Shapes in the Cosmos
    5 January 2021, 2:57 pm
    What is pareidolia? It is the psychological phenomenon where we see recognizable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.

  • Tending the Plant Habitat-02
    4 January 2021, 3:39 pm
    NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins tends to radish plants growing for the Plant Habitat-02 experiment.

  • Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebula
    31 December 2020, 12:45 am
    Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebula

  • Retrofuturistic NASA Space Art
    30 December 2020, 2:58 pm
    Retrofuturistic NASA Space Art

Astronomy News - ScienceDaily

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  • Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet
    22 January 2021, 12:54 am
    Astronomers have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere.

  • Saturn's tilt caused by its moons, researchers say
    21 January 2021, 7:21 pm
    Scientists have just shown that the influence of Saturn's satellites can explain the tilt of the rotation axis of the gas giant. Their work also predicts that the tilt will increase even further over the next few billion years.

  • Saturn's moon Titan: Largest sea is 1,000-feet deep
    21 January 2021, 7:19 pm
    Far below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane. Astronomers have estimated that sea to be at least 1,000-feet deep near its center - enough room for a potential robotic submarine to explore.

  • Much of Earth's nitrogen was locally sourced
    21 January 2021, 7:17 pm
    Scientists show evidence that nitrogen acquired during Earth's formation came from both the inner and outer regions of the protoplanetary disk. The study has implications for signs of potential habitability of exoplanets.

  • Search for axions from nearby star Betelgeuse comes up empty
    21 January 2021, 7:13 pm
    A search for axions from nearby star Betelgeuse has come up empty, significantly narrowing the search for hypothetical dark matter particle.

  • Exploring the solar wind with a new view of small sun structures
    20 January 2021, 1:43 am
    Scientists have combined NASA data and cutting-edge image processing to gain new insight into the solar structures that create the Sun's flow of high-speed solar wind. This first look at relatively small features, dubbed 'plumelets,' could help scientists understand how and why disturbances form in the solar wind.

  • Astronomers dissect the anatomy of planetary nebulae using Hubble Space Telescope images
    20 January 2021, 1:43 am
    Images of two iconic planetary nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new information about how they develop their dramatic features.

  • Cosmic beasts and where to find them
    19 January 2021, 5:44 pm
    Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa's powerful MeerKAT telescope. These galaxies are thought to be amongst the largest single objects in the Universe.

  • Testing the waters: Analyzing different solid states of water on other planets and moons
    19 January 2021, 4:28 pm
    Scientists develop theoretical models to predict the presence of clathrate hydrates outside Earth, shedding light on the evolution of other atmospheres.

  • A 'super-puff' planet like no other
    18 January 2021, 5:31 pm
    Astronomers discover that the core mass of exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than previously thought possible for a gas-giant planet.

  • X-Rays surrounding 'Magnificent 7' may be traces of sought-after particle
    15 January 2021, 5:03 pm
    Theoretical physicists suggest that never-before-observed particles called axions may be the source of unexplained, high-energy X-ray emissions surrounding a group of neutron stars.

  • Researchers rewind the clock to calculate age and site of supernova blast
    15 January 2021, 5:03 pm
    Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate of the location and time of the stellar detonation.

  • Galaxies hit single, doubles, and triple (growing black holes)
    14 January 2021, 7:01 pm
    When three galaxies collide, what happens to the huge black holes at the centers of each? A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes reveals new information about how many black holes are furiously growing after these galactic smash ups.

  • Mapping our sun's backyard
    14 January 2021, 7:01 pm
    Astronomers have curated the most complete list of nearby brown dwarfs to date thanks to discoveries made by thousands of volunteers participating in the Backyard Worlds citizen science project. The list and 3D map of 525 brown dwarfs -- including 38 reported for the first time -- incorporate observations from a host of astronomical instruments including several NOIRLab facilities. The results confirm that the Sun's neighborhood appears surprisingly diverse relative to other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy.

  • Giant map of the sky sets stage for ambitious DESI survey
    14 January 2021, 3:58 pm
    Astronomers using images from Kitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory have created the largest ever map of the sky, comprising over a billion galaxies. The ninth and final data release from the ambitious DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys sets the stage for a ground-breaking 5-year survey with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which aims to provide new insights into the nature of dark energy.

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