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Illustration of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Mar 26, 2018

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope – what will be the world’s premier infrared space... Read more

cosmic image with text and inset graphs
Mar 22, 2018

On the outskirts of our galaxy, a cosmic tug-of-war is unfolding—and only NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope can see who’s winning.

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The Crab Nebula.
Mar 14, 2018

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory launch into space.

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closeup of blurry galaxy with defined center
Mar 13, 2018

Astronomers have put NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on an Indiana Jones-type quest to uncover an ancient "relic galaxy" in our own cosmic backyard... Read more

dusty blue image of star system with annotations
Mar 7, 2018

Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to uncover a vast, complex dust structure, about 150 billion miles across, enveloping the... Read more

illustration of TESS
Mar 6, 2018

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of a NASA spacecraft that will search for planets outside of our solar system with a field of view almost 400 times larger than that of the agency’s... Read more

Cosmic Bow Shocks Poster

Bow shocks form across the universe, and studying bow shocks can reveal many cosmic secrets.

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An ultraluminous X-ray source in the M51, or Whirlpool, galaxy.
Mar 5, 2018

In the 1980s, scientists started discovering a new class of extremely bright sources of X-rays in galaxies.

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artists concept showing sun, beige planet
Mar 2, 2018

Much like detectives study fingerprints to identify the culprit, scientists used NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to find the “... Read more