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  • Seeing New Zealand From a New Perspective
    22 September 2023, 5:09 pm
    Expedition 69 Flight Engineer Jasmin Moghbeli captured this image of New Zealand, dotted by white clouds, on Sept. 12, 2023, as the International Space Station orbited 230 miles above the island nation.

  • Artemis II Astronauts Complete Day of Launch Dry Run for Moon Mission
    21 September 2023, 5:42 pm
    The Artemis II crew and teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems Program successfully completed on Sept. 20, the first in a series of integrated ground system tests at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the upcoming mission around the Moon.

  • Strategic Communications Manager Isidro Reyna
    20 September 2023, 5:46 pm
    "The stars aligned – I was working at Johnson Space Center in Houston about six months later. That’s how I got here, in a roundabout way.” — Isidro Reyna, Strategic Communications Manager, Strategic Integration and Management Division, Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

  • NASA Moon Camera Mosaic Sheds Light on Lunar South Pole
    19 September 2023, 2:27 pm

  • Artemis Landing and Recovery Director Liliana Villarreal
    15 September 2023, 7:00 pm
    "It's amazing when I get a chance to see the space station fly over. I am very fortunate to be able to say that my hands were on a lot of the hardware that is up there. I’m very proud to have been part of the International Space Station program.” — Liliana Villarreal, Artemis Landing and Recovery Director, Exploration Ground Systems

  • Hubble Spots a Dreamy Galaxy
    15 September 2023, 1:00 pm
    This dream-like image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the galaxy known as NGC 3156.

  • Accelerated Ice Breakup in Hudson Bay
    14 September 2023, 4:34 pm
    The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the NOAA-20 satellite captured this image of fragmented ice in Hudson Bay on June 28, 2023.

  • DROID 2 Captures the Wind
    13 September 2023, 5:52 pm
    Justin Hall lands the Dryden Remotely Operated Integrated Drone 2 (DROID 2) aircraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, on Aug. 22, 2023.

  • Frank Rubio Breaks NASA’s Single Spaceflight Record
    12 September 2023, 5:34 pm
    In this image from July 24, 2023, astronaut Frank Rubio completes a session on the Surface Avatar Remote Control Terminal, which investigates how haptic controls, user interfaces, and virtual reality could command and control surface-bound robots from long distances.

  • Snowy Egret Searches the Waters
    11 September 2023, 5:59 pm
    A snowy egret, identifiable by its slender black bill, black legs and yellow feet, marches through a pond near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, looking for food in this image from March 29, 2007.

  • Opening the Hatch: Crew-6 Splashdown
    8 September 2023, 6:11 pm
    Support teams onboard the SpaceX recovery ship MEGAN work to open the hatch of the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft shortly after it landed in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 4, 2023, with NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev aboard.

  • Hubble Sees Glittering Globular Cluster Embedded Inside Our Milky Way
    7 September 2023, 4:00 pm
    Hubble's colorful image of the globular star cluster Terzan 12 is a spectacular example of how dust in space affects starlight coming from background objects.

  • Practicing for the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return
    6 September 2023, 4:55 pm
    A recovery team member takes part in field rehearsals in preparation for the retrieval of the sample return capsule from NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission in this image from Aug. 29, 2023.

  • Voyager 1 Lifts Off Toward an Interstellar Journey
    5 September 2023, 9:52 pm
    Voyager 1 Lifts Off Toward an Interstellar Journey

  • Hurricane Idalia in the Gulf of Mexico
    30 August 2023, 11:19 pm
    Hurricane Idalia is pictured in the Gulf of Mexico from the International Space Station.

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  • Astronomers discover newborn galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope
    22 September 2023, 5:08 pm
    With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers are now able to peer so far back in time that we are approaching the epoch where we think that the first galaxies were created. Throughout most of the history of the Universe, galaxies seemingly tend to follow a tight relation between how many stars they have formed, and how many heavy elements they have formed. But for the first time we now see signs that this relation between the amount of stars and elements does not hold for the earliest galaxies. The reason is likely that these galaxies simply are in the process of being created, and have not yet had the time to create the heavy elements.

  • Astronomers find abundance of Milky Way-like Galaxies in early Universe, rewriting cosmic evolution theories
    22 September 2023, 5:07 pm
    Galaxies from the early Universe are more like our own Milky Way than previously thought, flipping the entire narrative of how scientists think about structure formation in the Universe, according to new research.

  • Carbon source found on surface of Jupiter's moon Europa
    22 September 2023, 5:07 pm
    Astronomers using data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have identified carbon dioxide in a specific region on the icy surface of Europa.

  • Tag team of the James Webb Space Telescope and ALMA captures the core of the most distant galaxy protocluster
    20 September 2023, 5:12 pm
    An international research team has used the James Webb Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array to observe the most distant galaxy protocluster to date, 13.14 billion light-years away. The team has successfully captured the 'core region' of the galaxy protocluster, which corresponds to a metropolitan area with a particularly high number density of galaxies. The team has revealed that many galaxies are concentrated in a small area and that the growth of galaxies is accelerated. Furthermore, the team used simulations to predict the future of the metropolitan area and found that the region will merge into one larger galaxy within tens of millions of years. These results are expected to provide important clues regarding the birth and growth of galaxies.

  • Black holes eat faster than previously expected
    20 September 2023, 5:04 pm
    While previous researchers have hypothesized that black holes eat slowly, new simulations indicate that black holes scarf food much faster than conventional understanding suggests. Some quasars brighten and disappear within months -- a time scale that aligns with the new findings.

  • New findings suggest Moon may have less water than previously thought
    18 September 2023, 4:52 pm
    A team recently calculated that most of the Moon's permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) are at most around 3.4 billion years old and can contain relatively young deposits of water ice. Water resources are considered key for sustainable exploration of the Moon and beyond, but these findings suggest that current estimates for cold-trapped ices are too high.

  • Brilliant galaxies of early universe
    15 September 2023, 10:33 pm
    Scientists have used data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as part of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey to change the way we think about the universe and its distant galaxies. Astronomers authored a paper confirming very bright galaxies in the early universe, while also disproving the identification of what would have been the most distant galaxy ever found.

  • Snaps supersonic outflow of young star
    14 September 2023, 11:51 pm
    Herbig-Haro (HH) objects are luminous regions surrounding newborn stars, formed when stellar winds or jets of gas spewing from these newborn stars form shock waves colliding with nearby gas and dust at high speeds. This image of HH 211 from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reveals an outflow from a Class 0 protostar, an infantile analog of our Sun when it was no more than a few tens of thousands of years old and with a mass only 8% of the present-day Sun (it will eventually grow into a star like the Sun).

  • Electrons from Earth may be forming water on the Moon
    14 September 2023, 5:46 pm
    Planetary scientists have discovered that high energy electrons in Earth's plasma sheet are contributing to weathering processes on the Moon's surface and, importantly, the electrons may have aided the formation of water on the lunar surface.

  • Matter comprises of 31% of the total amount of matter and energy in the universe
    13 September 2023, 6:27 pm
    One of the most interesting and important questions in cosmology is, 'How much matter exists in the universe?' An international team has now succeeded in measuring the total amount of matter for the second time. The team determined that matter makes up 31% of the total amount of matter and energy in the universe, with the remainder consisting of dark energy.

  • Discovery of two potential Polar Ring galaxies suggests these stunning rare clusters might be more common than previously believed
    13 September 2023, 6:33 am
    These new detections suggest polar ring galaxies might be more common than previously believed.

  • Dark matter halos measured around ancient quasars
    12 September 2023, 5:01 pm
    At the center of every galaxy is a supermassive black hole. Beyond a certain size, these become active, emitting huge amounts of radiation, and are then called quasars. It is thought these are activated by the presence of massive dark matter halos (DMH) surrounding the galaxy, directing matter towards the center, feeding the black hole. A team has now surveyed hundreds of ancient quasars and found this behavior is very consistent throughout history. This is surprising, as many large-scale processes show variation throughout the life of the universe, so the mechanism of quasar activation could have implications for the evolution of the entire universe.

  • The universe caught suppressing cosmic structure growth
    11 September 2023, 8:11 pm
    As the universe evolves, scientists expect large cosmic structures to grow at a certain rate: dense regions such as galaxy clusters would grow denser, while the void of space would grow emptier.

  • Water world? Methane, carbon dioxide in atmosphere of massive exoplanet
    11 September 2023, 8:10 pm
    A new investigation with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope into K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6 times as massive as Earth, has revealed the presence of carbon-bearing molecules including methane and carbon dioxide. Webb's discovery adds to recent studies suggesting that K2-18 b could be a Hycean exoplanet, one which has the potential to possess a hydrogen-rich atmosphere and a water ocean-covered surface.

  • Study hints at the existence of the closest black holes to Earth in the Hyades star cluster
    8 September 2023, 7:00 pm
    A new article hints at the existence of several black holes in the Hyades cluster -- the closest open cluster to our solar system -- which would make them the closest black holes to Earth ever detected.

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