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Record-Setting Displacement Measurements to Enable the Search for Distant Life

Universe, Exoplanets Jul 16, 2018
A team of NASA optics experts has built a picometer spatial metrology system that may enable a major Agency initiative—to locate and image Earth-like planets beyond the solar system and scrutinize...

NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

Universe Jul 12, 2018
For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy.
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NASA Completes Webb Telescope Review, Commits to Launch in Early 2021

Universe Jun 27, 2018
The Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on its James Webb Space Telescope has unanimously recommended that develo

Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost

Universe Jun 27, 2018
Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ′Oumuamua (oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah), the first known interstellar...

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Status of James Webb Space Telescope

Universe Jun 26, 2018
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board.

SOFIA to Study Southern Skies in New Zealand

Universe Jun 1, 2018
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, is heading to Christchurch, New Zealand, to study the skies over the Southern Hemisphere.
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Two Sides of the Same Star

Universe, Stars May 30, 2018
A neutron star comes from a large star that has run out of fuel, and exploded as a supernova. First it becomes a radio pulsar and later becomes a magnetar. Or maybe it’s the other way around!
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High-Efficiency Charge-Coupled Devices Enable On-Sky Observations

Universe May 14, 2018
In 2016, NASA delivered three types of detectors developed for Ultraviolet (UV), Near UV (NUV), and Near Infrared (NIR) applications to several different projects involving on-sky observations....