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Gallery of Hubble images
Universe
Oct 23, 2017

In a nod to the global amateur astronomy community, as well as to any space enthusiast who enjoys the beauty of the cosmos, the Hubble Space... Read more

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The ICON FUV spectrograph.
Earth, Earth’s Space Environment
Oct 23, 2017

In 2016, scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center produced mirrors with the highest reflectance ever reported in the farultraviolet spectral range.... Read more

animation of SDO observations of lunar transit
Sun
Oct 20, 2017

On Oct. 19, 2017, the Moon photobombed NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, when it crossed the spacecraft’s view of the Sun, treating us to these shadowy images. ... Read more

Conceptual image of Mars' twisted tail
Sun
Oct 19, 2017

Mars has an invisible magnetic “tail” that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. ... Read more

illustration of ICON
Sun
Oct 18, 2017

On Dec. 8, 2017, NASA launches the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, a low-Earth orbiting satellite that will give us new information about how Earth's atmosphere interacts with near-Earth... Read more

Phobos image
Sun
Oct 18, 2017

Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics... Read more

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Hubble observations of neutron star collision in NGC 4993
Oct 18, 2017

On Aug. 17, 2017, weak ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves washed over Earth. Read more

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Photo of Atlanta's cityscape
Earth
Oct 16, 2017

Atlanta is a bustling American metropolis of concrete and steel. It also boasts extensive parks, gardens, and urban forests. As with other growing... Read more

still from animation showing neutron stars
Universe
Oct 16, 2017

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from... Read more

animation of eclipse corona shifts from blue to sepia
Sun
Oct 13, 2017

Days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona — the Sun’s outer atmosphere — would look like during the eclipse from the ground ... Read more