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  • A Visit to NISAR
    6 February 2023, 6:49 pm
    Officials from NASA, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the Indian Embassy visit a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Feb. 3, 2023, to view the scientific instrument payload for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission.

  • Spiral Galaxy Spans Space
    3 February 2023, 6:01 pm
    This Jan. 10, 2013, composite image of the giant barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 combines visible light images from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope with far-ultraviolet data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) and infrared data acquired by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

  • Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula Nebula
    3 February 2023, 2:00 pm
    A snapshot of the Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus) is featured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

  • Astronauts' View of the Moon
    2 February 2023, 6:13 pm
    The waxing gibbous Moon stands out in this Jan. 2, 2023, image from the International Space Station as it orbited 269 miles above the southern Indian Ocean.

  • Flora, Fauna at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
    31 January 2023, 4:57 pm
    In this photo from Oct. 14, 2008, a great blue heron stands watch among a pond of water lilies on NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

  • Volcanic Plumes in Chile
    30 January 2023, 5:39 pm
    Chile’s Villarrica volcano emits steam and other volcanic gases in this photo taken from the International Space Station on Jan. 17, 2023. The gases come from a series of minor explosions—called Strombolian eruptions—that have been ongoing at Villarrica since October 2022.

  • Hubble Views a Stellar Duo in Orion Nebula
    27 January 2023, 2:00 pm
    The bright variable star V 372 Orionis takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

  • Day of Remembrance
    26 January 2023, 11:44 pm
    NASA Administrator Bill Nelson lays a wreath at the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial.

  • President Reagan Calls for Space Station
    25 January 2023, 6:21 pm
    On January 25, 1984, President Ronald Reagan used his State of the Union address to call for NASA to build a permanent manned space station.

  • Public Affairs Officer Tiffany Fairley
    24 January 2023, 10:23 pm
    "My big takeaway is: it's okay to take chances. Sometimes we step in our own way and we need to accept help." — Tiffany Fairley, Public Affairs Officer, Artemis Team Lead, NASA's Kennedy Space Center

  • Astronaut Nicole Mann Makes Her First Spacewalk
    24 January 2023, 4:55 pm
    Astronaut Nicole Mann is pictured during her first spacewalk installing a modification kit on the International Space Station's starboard truss structure.

  • Webb Unveils Dark Side
    23 January 2023, 7:32 pm
    An international team of astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an in-depth inventory of the deepest, coldest ices measured to date in a molecular cloud.

  • Suiting Up for Their First Spacewalk
    20 January 2023, 6:07 pm
    Expedition 68 Flight Engineers Nicole Mann of NASA and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are pictured on Jan. 12, 2023, during a fit check of their spacesuits inside the Quest airlock ahead of a planned spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station's power generation system.

  • Snowy Celestial Mountains
    18 January 2023, 5:52 pm
    Snow and ice cover mountains of the Tien Shan range in this photograph taken from the International Space Station (ISS) on Feb. 9, 2022.

  • A Well-traveled Beagle
    17 January 2023, 6:02 pm
    Snoopy, the zero gravity indicator that flew aboard Orion during the Artemis I mission, wears a smile after being unpacked from his transport case on Jan. 5, 2023.

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  • Researchers focus AI on finding exoplanets
    7 February 2023, 8:42 pm
    New research reveals that artificial intelligence can be used to find planets outside of our solar system. The recent study demonstrated that machine learning can be used to find exoplanets, information that could reshape how scientists detect and identify new planets very far from Earth.

  • Star formation in distant galaxies by the James Webb Space Telescope
    6 February 2023, 4:41 pm
    Thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope's first images of galaxy clusters, researchers have, for the very first time, been able to examine very compact structures of star clusters inside galaxies, so-called clumps.

  • 'Engine' of luminous merging galaxies pinpointed for the first time
    6 February 2023, 4:41 pm
    Roughly 500 million light-years away, near the constellation Delphinus, two galaxies are colliding. Known as merging galaxy IIZw096, the luminous phenomenon is obscured by cosmic dust, but researchers first identified a bright, energetic source of light 12 years ago. Now, with a more advanced telescope, the team has pinpointed the precise location of what they have dubbed the 'engine' of the merging galaxy.

  • Hubble directly measures mass of a lone white dwarf
    2 February 2023, 5:27 pm
    Astronomers have directly measured the mass of a single, isolated white dwarf -- the surviving core of a burned-out, Sun-like star. Researchers found that the white dwarf is 56 percent the mass of our Sun. This agrees with earlier theoretical predictions of the white dwarf's mass and corroborates current theories of how white dwarfs evolve as the end product of a typical star's evolution. The unique observation yields insights into theories of the structure and composition of white dwarfs.

  • Astronomers uncover a one-in-ten-billion binary star system: Kilonova progenitor system
    1 February 2023, 7:41 pm
    Astronomers using data from the SMARTS 1.5-meter Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), have made the first confirmed detection of a star system that will one day form a kilonova -- the ultra-powerful, gold-producing explosion created by merging neutron stars. These systems are so phenomenally rare that only about 10 such systems are thought to exist in the entire Milky Way.

  • Scientists release newly accurate map of all the matter in the universe
    31 January 2023, 7:09 pm
    A group of scientists have released one of the most precise measurements ever made of how matter is distributed across the universe today.

  • Researchers complete first real-world study of Martian helicopter dust dynamics
    31 January 2023, 4:18 pm
    Researchers have completed the first real-world study of Martian dust dynamics based on Ingenuity's historic first flights on the Red Planet, paving the way for future extraterrestrial rotorcraft missions. The work could support NASA's Mars Sample Return Program, which will retrieve samples collected by Perseverance, or the Dragonfly mission that will set course for Titan, Saturn's largest moon, in 2027.

  • Evidence that Saturn's moon Mimas is a stealth ocean world
    31 January 2023, 4:15 pm
    When a scientist discovered surprising evidence that Saturn's smallest, innermost moon could generate the right amount of heat to support a liquid internal ocean, colleagues began studying Mimas' surface to understand how its interior may have evolved. Numerical simulations of the moon's Herschel impact basin, the most striking feature on its heavily cratered surface, determined that the basin's structure and the lack of tectonics on Mimas are compatible with a thinning ice shell and geologically young ocean.

  • Volcano-like rupture could have caused magnetar slowdown
    27 January 2023, 7:12 pm
    In October 2020, a highly magnetic neutron star called SGR 1935+2154 abruptly began spinning more slowly. Astrophysicist now show the magnetar's rotational slowdown could have been caused by a volcano-like rupture near its magnetic pole.

  • Starry tail tells the tale of dwarf galaxy evolution
    27 January 2023, 7:12 pm
    A giant diffuse tail of stars has been discovered emanating from a large, faint dwarf galaxy. The presence of a tail indicates that the galaxy has experienced recent interaction with another galaxy. This is an important clue for understanding how so called 'ultra-diffuse' galaxies are formed.

  • Meteorites reveal likely origin of Earth's volatile chemicals
    27 January 2023, 7:11 pm
    By analyzing meteorites, researchers have uncovered the likely far-flung origin of Earth's volatile chemicals, some of which form the building blocks of life.

  • Solar System formed from 'poorly mixed cake batter,' isotope research shows
    26 January 2023, 10:19 pm
    Earth's potassium arrived by meteoritic delivery service finds new research led by Earth and planetary scientists. Their work shows that some primitive meteorites contain a different mix of potassium isotopes than those found in other, more-chemically processed meteorites. These results can help elucidate the processes that shaped our Solar System and determined the composition of its planets.

  • NASA's Fermi detects first gamma-ray eclipses from 'spider' star systems
    26 January 2023, 6:44 pm
    Scientists have discovered the first gamma-ray eclipses from a special type of binary star system using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. These so-called spider systems each contain a pulsar -- the superdense, rapidly rotating remains of a star that exploded in a supernova -- that slowly erodes its companion.

  • Webb spies Chariklo ring system with high-precision technique
    26 January 2023, 4:02 pm
    In an observational feat of high precision, scientists used a new technique with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to capture the shadows of starlight cast by the thin rings of Chariklo. Chariklo is an icy, small body, but the largest of the known Centaur population, located more than 2 billion miles away beyond the orbit of Saturn.

  • Were galaxies much different in the early universe?
    25 January 2023, 1:26 am
    The most sensitive telescope now searching for radio signals from cosmic dawn, an era around 200 million years after the Big Bang when stars ignited, has doubled its sensitivity, a new paper reports. While not yet detecting this radiation -- the redshifted 21-centimeter line -- they have put new limits on the elemental composition of galaxies during the Epoch of Reionization. Early galaxies seem to be low in metals, fitting the most popular theory of cosmic evolution.

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