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NASA Solar System & Beyond

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  • Experts Available to Discuss NASA Webb Telescope Science Results
    15 November 2022, 10:41 pm
    Experts from NASA and other institutions will be available by teleconference at 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 17, to answer media questions about early science results from the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope.

  • El impacto de DART cambió el movimiento de un asteroide en el espacio
    11 October 2022, 7:28 pm
    El análisis de los datos obtenidos en las últimas dos semanas por el equipo de investigación de la Prueba de redireccionamiento del asteroide doble (DART, por sus siglas en inglés) de la NASA muestra que el impacto cinético de la nave espacial contra su asteroide objetivo, Dimorphos, alteró con éxito la órbita del asteroide. Esto marca la primera v

  • NASA Confirms DART Mission Impact Changed Asteroid’s Motion in Space
    11 October 2022, 7:12 pm
    Analysis of data obtained over the past two weeks by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) investigation team shows the spacecraft's kinetic impact with its target asteroid, Dimorphos, successfully altered the asteroid’s orbit. This marks humanity’s first time purposely changing the motion of a celestial object and the first full-scale dem

  • NASA to Provide Update on DART, World’s First Planetary Defense Test
    7 October 2022, 9:34 pm
    NASA will host a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 11, to discuss the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission and its intentional collision with its target asteroid, Dimorphos.

  • NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test
    27 September 2022, 2:09 am
    After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.

  • Celebrate 'International Observe the Moon Night' with NASA
    23 September 2022, 4:00 pm
    The public is invited to participate in NASA’s celebration of "International Observe the Moon Night" on Saturday, Oct. 1.

  • NASA to Host Briefing on Perseverance Mars Rover Mission Operations
    12 September 2022, 3:49 pm
    NASA will host a briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. PDT) on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California to provide highlights from the first year and a half of the Perseverance rover’s exploration of Mars.

  • La NASA invita a la prensa a la primera prueba de defensa planetaria
    23 August 2022, 5:47 pm
    La misión Prueba de redireccionamiento del asteroide doble (DART, por sus siglas en inglés) de la NASA, la primera en el mundo que pone a prueba una tecnología para defender a la Tierra de posibles peligros de asteroides o cometas, impactará con su objetivo, un asteroide que no supone ninguna amenaza para la Tierra, a las 7:14 pm EDT del lunes 26 d

  • NASA Invites Media to Witness World’s First Planetary Defense Test
    23 August 2022, 5:38 pm
    NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards, will impact its target asteroid—which poses no threat to Earth—at 7:14 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 26.

  • NASA Identifies Candidate Regions for Landing Next Americans on Moon
    19 August 2022, 5:07 pm
    As NASA prepares to send astronauts back to the Moon under Artemis, the agency has identified 13 candidate landing regions near the lunar South Pole.

NASA Image of the Day

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  • Hubble Spies Emission Nebula-Star Cluster Duo
    2 December 2022, 2:00 pm
    This whole collection is NGC 1858, an open star cluster in the northwest region of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way that boasts an abundance of star-forming regions. NGC 1858 is estimated to be around 10 million years old.

  • Orion’s Moon Crater Close-up
    1 December 2022, 6:11 pm
    On the sixth day of the Artemis I mission, Nov. 21, 2022, the Orion spacecraft’s optical navigation camera captured black-and-white images of craters on the Moon below.

  • Kamala Harris and French President Macron Meet at NASA Headquarters
    30 November 2022, 8:20 pm
    Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks prior to meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson for an Earth Science briefing, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.

  • Orion, Earth, and the Moon
    29 November 2022, 7:11 pm
    In this image, Orion captures a unique view of Earth and the Moon, seen from a camera mounted on one of the spacecraft's solar arrays.

  • Orion Approaches Moon for Outbound Powered Flyby
    28 November 2022, 5:55 pm
    A portion of the far side of the Moon looms large just beyond the Orion spacecraft in this image taken Nov. 21, the sixth day of the Artemis I mission, by a camera on the tip of one of Orion’s solar arrays.

  • Astronaut Snoopy 'Lands' in New York
    25 November 2022, 1:55 pm
    The annual Thanksgiving event was held Nov. 24, 2022.

  • Snoopy Hitches Ride to Space Aboard Artemis I
    23 November 2022, 5:10 pm
    Snoopy, the zero-gravity indicator for NASA’s Artemis I flight test, floating in space Nov. 20, 2022, while attached to his tether in the Orion spacecraft.

  • Orion’s Optical Navigation Camera Captures Earth
    22 November 2022, 5:55 pm
    NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft snapped this black and white photo of Earth on Nov. 17, 2022, the second day of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission.

  • Orion Approaches Moon
    21 November 2022, 5:05 pm
    On Nov. 20, the fifth day of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission, a camera mounted on the tip of one of Orion’s solar array wings captured this footage of the spacecraft and the Moon as it continued to grow nearer to our lunar neighbor.

  • Hubble Views a Billowing Cosmic Cloud
    18 November 2022, 2:00 pm
    A small, dense cloud of gas and dust called CB 130-3 blots out the center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

  • First Nations Launch Teams Build Rockets
    17 November 2022, 5:09 pm
    Stephanie Yazzie, Northern Arizona University student and NAU Space Jacks team member, poses with her team’s rocket in this photo from the 2019 NASA First Nations Launch (FNL) competition.

  • We Are Going: Artemis I Launches
    16 November 2022, 6:14 pm
    Our Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, carrying the Orion spacecraft launches on the Artemis I flight test, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:47 a.m. EST.

  • Moonlit Launch Preparations at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
    15 November 2022, 6:02 pm
    The Moon is seen rising above NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Liftoff! Successful Launch for JPSS-2, LOFTID
    14 November 2022, 5:26 pm
    The Moon makes a stunning backdrop for the successful launch of the third in a series of polar-orbiting weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and our Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) on Nov. 10 at 1:49 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

  • Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with Jerry C. Elliott
    10 November 2022, 4:50 pm
    Jerry Elliott, a former NASA physicist and one of the first Native Americans hired at NASA's Johnson Space Center, speaks during Native American Heritage Month event in 2017 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

Astronomy News - ScienceDaily

    Source: Astronomy News - ScienceDaily

  • Rare sighting of luminous jet spewed by supermassive black hole
    30 November 2022, 5:45 pm
    Astronomers discover a bright optical flare caused by a dying star's encounter with a supermassive black hole.

  • Mysteriously bright flash is a black hole jet pointing straight toward Earth, astronomers say
    30 November 2022, 5:45 pm
    Astronomers have determined the source of an incredibly bright X-ray, optical and radio signal appearing from halfway across the Universe.

  • Astrophysicists hunt for second-closest supermassive black hole
    28 November 2022, 4:12 pm
    As massive as the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, the behemoth is hosted by a dwarf galaxy less than 1 million light-years away. Invisible so far -- maybe not for long.

  • Astronomers observe intra-group light -- the elusive glow between distant galaxies
    24 November 2022, 3:35 am
    Pioneering a new technique, researchers have peered into the extremely faint light that exists between galaxies to describe the history and state of orphan stars.

  • International team observes innermost structure of quasar jet
    22 November 2022, 5:15 pm
    Scientists have observed the narrowing of a quasar jet for the first time by using a network of radio telescopes across the world. The results suggest that the narrowing of the jet is independent of the activity level of the galaxy which launched it.

  • An exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before
    22 November 2022, 5:13 pm
    New observations of WASP-39 b reveal a never-before-seen molecule in the atmosphere of a planet -- sulfur dioxide -- among other details.

  • Short gamma-ray bursts traced farther into distant universe
    21 November 2022, 5:43 pm
    Astronomers have developed the most extensive inventory to date of the galaxies where short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) originate. Using several highly sensitive instruments and sophisticated galaxy modeling, the researchers pinpointed the galactic homes of 84 SGRBs and probed the characteristics of 69 of the identified host galaxies.

  • The tilt in our stars: The shape of the Milky Way's halo of stars is realized
    18 November 2022, 8:41 pm
    New data throws out the textbook picture of a spherical stellar halo and reinforces a dynamic origin story of two galaxies that collided billions of years ago.

  • Black holes in eccentric orbit
    18 November 2022, 3:54 pm
    A research team has reconstructed the origin of an unusual gravitational wave signal. The signal GW190521 may result from the merger of two massive black holes that captured each other in their gravitational field and then collided while spinning around each other in a rapid, eccentric motion.

  • Elusive, dusty inner region of distant galaxy
    18 November 2022, 12:42 am
    An international team of scientists has achieved the milestone of directly observing the long-sought, innermost dusty ring around a supermassive black hole, at a right angle to its emerging jet. Such a structure was thought to exist in the nucleus of galaxies but had been difficult to observe directly because intervening material obscured our line of sight.

  • NASA's Webb catches fiery hourglass as new star forms
    17 November 2022, 8:16 pm
    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the once-hidden features of the protostar within the dark cloud L1527, providing insight into the beginnings of a new star. These blazing clouds within the Taurus star-forming region are only visible in infrared light, making it an ideal target for Webb's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam).

  • NASA's Webb draws back curtain on universe's early galaxies
    17 November 2022, 8:15 pm
    A few days after officially starting science operations, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope propelled astronomers into a realm of early galaxies, previously hidden beyond the grasp of all other telescopes until now.

  • Mars was once covered by 300-meter deep oceans, study shows
    17 November 2022, 4:28 pm
    When Mars was a young planet, it was bombarded by icy asteroids that delivered water and organic chemistry necessary for life to emerge. According to the professor behind a new study, this means that the first life in our solar system may have been on Mars.

  • Exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial life living in caves
    16 November 2022, 3:00 pm
    For millennia, caves have served as shelters for prehistoric humans. Caves have also intrigued scholars from early Chinese naturalists to Charles Darwin. A cave ecologist has been in and out of these subterranean ecosystems, examining the unique life forms -- and unique living conditions -- that exist in Earth's many caves. But what does that suggest about caves on other planetary bodies? In two connected studies, engineers, astrophysicists, astrobiologists and astronauts lay out the research that needs to be done to get us closer to answering the old-age question about life beyond Earth.

  • WALLABY builds an intergalactic map in the outback
    16 November 2022, 2:59 pm
    A radio telescope in remote Western Australia is helping to build a 3-dimensional map of the night sky, mapping nearby galaxies up to a billion light years away.

Astronomy News - Astronomy.com

Astronomy News - Sky & Telescope