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NASA Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

Universe May 20, 2020
NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who...

Top Ten Discoveries from SOFIA

Universe May 18, 2020
Ten years ago, NASA’s telescope on an airplane, SOFIA, first peered into the cosmos. Since the night of May 26, 2010, SOFIA’s observations of infrared light, invisible to the human eye, have made...

NASA to Make Announcement About WFIRST Space Telescope Mission

Universe May 18, 2020
NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission.

NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations

Universe May 13, 2020
Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Rendition of iSAT telescope concept

In-Space Telescope Assembly: When is it worth it?

Universe May 12, 2020
NASA conducted a detailed study to understand when it is worth assembling telescopes in space rather than folding them into a single rocket and deploying them in space.
Screenshot of Planet Patrol

Help Test a New NASA Citizen Science Project about Exoplanets!

Universe, Exoplanets May 5, 2020
Would you like to be one of the firsts to participate in and test drive a new NASA citizen science project before it launches? We don't want t

Hubble Watches Comet ATLAS Disintegrate Into More Than Two Dozen Pieces

Universe Apr 28, 2020
Images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) provide the sharpest views yet of the breakup of the fragile comet.

Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole

Universe Apr 23, 2020
Astronomers may have discovered a new kind of survival story: a star that had a brush with a giant black hole and lived to tell the tale through exclamations of X-rays.

Exoplanet Apparently Disappears in Latest Hubble Observations

Universe Apr 20, 2020
What scientists thought was a planet beyond our solar system has “vanished.” Though this happens to sci-fi worlds (like Superman's home planet Krypton exploding or the Death Star's attack on...

Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data

Universe Apr 15, 2020
A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star...