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  • Earth’s Radiant Atmosphere
    27 March 2023, 6:19 pm
    The last rays of an orbital sunset illuminate the Earth's atmosphere in this Feb. 17, 2023, photograph from the International Space Station as it orbited 269 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Argentina.

  • Working on Artemis II
    24 March 2023, 5:08 pm
    A technician works on part of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s core stage for Artemis II in this March 11, 2023, image.

  • Celebrating Women in STEM
    23 March 2023, 5:19 pm
    Deputy director for technology and research investments at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. Christyl Johnson, speaks during a panel discussion as part of a Women’s History Month program, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

  • Space Station Star Trail
    22 March 2023, 4:44 pm
    Stars leave streaks of light in concentric circles in this Mar 16, 2012, view from the International Space Station.

  • Photo Archivist and Photographer Aubrey Gemignani
    21 March 2023, 4:56 pm
    “I think I’m always seeking out projects that help people feel seen. And maybe that’s why I got so into photography initially. I struggle with that myself — feeling seen. And so to help other people feel seen is definitely an interest of mine that I keep coming back to." — Aubrey Gemignani, Photo Archivist/Photographer, Mori Associates

  • Louisiana’s Rice Fields
    21 March 2023, 4:19 pm
    This Feb 3, 2023, enhanced-color image from Landsat 9 highlights a green and blue patchwork pattern in flooded rice fields in southwestern Louisiana.

  • Galactic Giants Titan and Saturn
    20 March 2023, 5:43 pm
    Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, looks quite small in comparison to the giant planet behind it in this natural color view from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.

  • Venus' Volcano
    17 March 2023, 5:06 pm
    Maat Mons, a volcano on Venus that has shown signs of a recent eruption, is in the black square near the planet’s equator in this annotated, computer-simulated global map of Venus’ surface.

  • Sunrise Over the Pacific
    16 March 2023, 5:10 pm
    An orbital sunrise reveals cloud tops above the Pacific Ocean northeast of New Zealand as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above on Feb. 10, 2023.

  • Diana Trujillo Sparks Students' Curiosity
    15 March 2023, 5:16 pm
    Elementary school students eagerly raise their hands as Diana Trujillo, technical group supervisor for sequence planning and execution and tactical mission lead for the Mars Perseverance rover, speaks to them on March 13, 2023.

  • Crew-5’s Nighttime Splashdown
    13 March 2023, 4:20 pm
    The SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft is seen as it lands with Crew-5 mission members aboard on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

  • Hubble Spots a Star-Forming Spiral
    10 March 2023, 2:00 pm
    The irregular spiral galaxy NGC 5486 hangs against a background of dim, distant galaxies in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

  • A Sliver of the Sun
    9 March 2023, 5:52 pm
    The Moon is seen passing in front of the Sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Aug. 21, 2017.

  • Eileen Collins, Discovery Pilot
    8 March 2023, 5:55 pm
    Former astronaut Eileen Collins sits at the pilot’s station aboard space shuttle Discovery during a hotfiring procedure on Feb. 2, 1995.

  • Dumbbell Nebula Pumps Out Light Show
    7 March 2023, 5:28 pm
    Infrared light surges out from the Dumbbell Nebula, also known as Messier 27, in this Aug. 10, 2011, image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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  • Brightest gamma-ray burst ever observed reveals new mysteries of cosmic explosions
    28 March 2023, 8:55 pm
    Scientists believe the gamma-ray emission, which lasted over 300 seconds, is the birth cry of a black hole, formed as the core of a massive and rapidly spinning star collapses under its own weight.

  • Redness of Neptunian asteroids sheds light on early Solar System
    28 March 2023, 8:53 pm
    Asteroids sharing their orbits with the planet Neptune have been observed to exist in a broad spectrum of red color, implying the existence of two populations of asteroids in the region, according to a new study by an international team of researchers.

  • JWST confirms giant planet atmospheres vary widely
    27 March 2023, 10:32 pm
    Astronomers have found the atmospheric compositions of giant planets out in the galaxy do not fit our own solar system trend.

  • Temperature of a rocky exoplanet measured
    27 March 2023, 10:32 pm
    An international team of researchers has used NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to measure the temperature of the rocky exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 b. The measurement is based on the planet's thermal emission: heat energy given off in the form of infrared light detected by Webb's Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI). The result indicates that the planet's dayside has a temperature of about 500 kelvins (roughly 450 degrees Fahrenheit) and suggests that it has no significant atmosphere.

  • Artificial intelligence discovers secret equation for 'weighing' galaxy clusters
    23 March 2023, 3:34 pm
    Astrophysicists have leveraged artificial intelligence to uncover a better way to estimate the mass of colossal clusters of galaxies. The AI discovered that by just adding a simple term to an existing equation, scientists can produce far better mass estimates than they previously had. The improved estimates will enable scientists to calculate the fundamental properties of the universe more accurately, the astrophysicists have reported.

  • AI finds the first stars were not alone
    23 March 2023, 3:33 pm
    Machine learning and state-of-the-art supernova nucleosynthesis has helped researchers find that the majority of observed second-generation stars in the universe were enriched by multiple supernovae.

  • Surprisingly simple explanation for the alien comet 'Oumuamua's weird orbit
    22 March 2023, 7:03 pm
    When the first interstellar comet ever seen in our solar system was discovered in 2017, one characteristic -- an unexplained acceleration away from the sun -- sparked wild speculation, including that it was an alien spacecraft. An astrochemist found a simpler explanation and tested it with an astronomer: in interstellar space, cosmic rays converted water to hydrogen in the comet's outer layers. Nearing the sun, outgassed hydrogen gave the tiny comet a kick.

  • Neutrinos made by a particle collider detected
    22 March 2023, 1:27 pm
    Physicists have detected neutrinos created by a particle collider. The discovery promises to deepen scientists' understanding of the subatomic particles, which were first spotted in 1956 and play a key role in the process that makes stars burn.

  • Searching for life with space dust
    22 March 2023, 1:26 pm
    Following enormous collisions, such as asteroid impacts, some amount of material from an impacted world may be ejected into space. This material can travel vast distances and for extremely long periods of time. In theory this material could contain direct or indirect signs of life from the host world, such as fossils of microorganisms. And this material could be detectable by humans in the near future, or even now.

  • Hunting Venus 2.0: Scientists sharpen their sights
    22 March 2023, 1:26 pm
    With the first paper compiling all known information about planets like Venus beyond our solar system, scientists are the closest they've ever been to finding an analog of Earth's 'twin.'

  • Galaxy changes classification as jet changes direction
    21 March 2023, 4:26 pm
    A team of international astronomers have discovered a galaxy that has changed classification due to unique activity within its core. The galaxy, named PBC J2333.9-2343, was previously classified as a radio galaxy, but the new research has revealed otherwise.

  • 'Terminator zones' on distant planets could harbor life
    16 March 2023, 5:44 pm
    In a new study, astronomers describe how extraterrestrial life has the potential to exist on distant exoplanets inside a special area called the 'terminator zone,' which is a ring on planets that have one side that always faces its star and one side that is always dark.

  • Evidence that Venus is volcanically active
    15 March 2023, 7:39 pm
    Venus appears to have volcanic activity, according to a new research paper that offers strong evidence to answer the lingering question about whether Earth's sister planet currently has eruptions and lava flows.

  • Extensive catalog of exploding stars
    15 March 2023, 3:45 pm
    The largest data release of relatively nearby supernovae (colossal explosions of stars), containing three years of data is publicly available via the Young Supernova Experiment (YSE).

  • Webb Telescope captures rarely seen prelude to supernova
    15 March 2023, 1:53 am
    The rare sight of a Wolf-Rayet star -- among the most luminous, most massive, and most briefly detectable stars known -- was one of the first observations made by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in June 2022. Webb shows the star, WR 124, in unprecedented detail with its powerful infrared instruments. The star is 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius.

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