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Universe
Aug 11, 2022
Analyzing data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories, astronomers have concluded that the bright red supergiant star Betelgeuse quite literally blew its top in 2019.
Universe
Aug 10, 2022
Astronomers have long sought the launch sites for some of the highest-energy protons in our galaxy. Now a study using 12 years of data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope confirms that one supernova remnant is just such a place.
A red and blue image of a supernova remnant
Universe
Aug 10, 2022
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope confirms one supernova remnant as a launch site for some of our galaxy’s highest-energy protons.
Earth
Aug 10, 2022
New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing.
Sun
Aug 9, 2022
Six of these small satellites will work together, creating the largest radio telescope ever launched to detect and track hazardous explosive space weather events.
Solar System
Aug 5, 2022
“A Web Around Asteroid Bennu” highlights the tricky navigation it took for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to collect a sample from asteroid Bennu in 2020. Produced at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the video will show in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 8 in the SIGGRAPH... Read More
Universe
Aug 5, 2022
This star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6638 in the constellation Sagittarius.
Earth
Aug 4, 2022
A new study uses data from the ECOSTRESS instrument aboard the space station to better understand why some parts of a wildfire burn more intensely than others.
Solar System
Aug 4, 2022
To mark the occasion of the NASA Curiosity rover’s decade on Mars, here is a list of five of the most significant discoveries made using its Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite. SAM was designed and built at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to search for and measure organic molecules... Read More
Solar System
Aug 4, 2022
A piece of space hardware set to make the long journey to begin orbiting around a water world in the outer Solar System recently finished its second round of testing this year at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
Solar System
Aug 3, 2022
After the launch of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, data indicated that a solar array powering the spacecraft’s systems hadn’t fully opened and latched, and the team had to figure out what to do next.
Sun
Aug 3, 2022
Artemis I Becomes Cultural, Educational Time Capsule for Trip Around Moon
Earth
Aug 3, 2022
NASA has established an Independent Review Board, or IRB, to proactively assist with assessment of current plans and goals for the next generation of Earth-observing satellites, designed to propel us forward in understanding our changing planet: NASA’s Earth System Observatory.
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Aug 2, 2022
Determining how blood-flow patterns near valves in the veins affect the movement of red blood cells may identify ways to prevent blood clots in astronauts.
Photo of a man and woman in lab coats working at a computer and microscope