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star field with galaxies and scratch marks
Universe
Nov 3, 2017

Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of... Read more

animation of STEREO observations of comet 96P
Sun
Nov 3, 2017

Sun-gazing missions SOHO and STEREO watched the return of comet 96P/Machholz when it entered their fields of view between Oct. 25-30. It is extremely rare for comets to be seen simultaneously from... Read more

Conceptual image of an exoplanet
Sun
Nov 2, 2017

New NASA research proposes a novel approach to sniffing out exoplanet atmospheres. It takes advantage of frequent stellar storms from cool, young dwarf stars to highlight signs of possible life. ... Read more

JPSS-1
Earth
Nov 1, 2017

Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA are preparing for the upcoming launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first in a series of four... Read more

depiction of Uranus magnetic field
Sun
Nov 1, 2017

Forty years ago, the twin Voyagers spacecraft were launched to explore the frontiers of our solar system, and have since made countless discoveries, including finding magnetic bubbles around two of... Read more

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Artist’s concept shows a black hole with an accretion disk
Universe
Nov 1, 2017

Black holes are famous for being ravenous eaters, but they do not eat everything that falls toward them. Read more

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Halloween image of ghost and planets
Solar System
Oct 30, 2017

In time for Halloween, we've put together a compilation of elusive "sounds" of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin... Read more

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Flock of birds in flight
Earth
Oct 30, 2017

What’s a long-billed dowitcher worth? How about a spotted sandpiper? For some rice farmers in California’s Central Valley, renting out a priceless... Read more

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Diagram showing the path of A/2017 U1
Solar System
Oct 27, 2017

A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else... Read more

Artist's rendering of the two GRACE satellites, which have providing 15 years of insights into how our planet is changing
Earth
Oct 27, 2017

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations. ... Read more