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Solar System
Jan 20, 2022
Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system...
Illustration of Jupiter
Universe
Jan 19, 2022
Black holes are often described as the monsters of the universe – tearing apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close, and holding light captive. Detailed evidence from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, however, shows a black hole in a new light: fostering, rather than suppressing, star... Read More
Universe
Jan 19, 2022
Within the first year of operations, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will help researchers complete a more detailed sketch of the stellar life cycle with high-resolution infrared-light images of 19 galaxies.
Sun
Jan 18, 2022
NASA has developed a new type of instrument that can provide key information to predict and understand solar flares.
Photo of a large metal instrument in a lab
Solar System
Jan 17, 2022
After analyzing powdered rock samples collected from the surface of Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover, scientists today announced that several of the samples are rich in a type of carbon that on Earth is associated with biological processes.
Solar System, Mars
Jan 14, 2022
Are there rainbows on Mars? Sadly, no. But there are a whole lot of other conditions on Mars that we have right here on Earth! NASA scientist Mark Lemmon explains why the Red Planet is a rainbowless world. Get more Martian science: www.nasa.gov/mars Producers: Jessica Wilde & Scott Bednar... Read More
are there rainbows on mars?
Universe
Jan 14, 2022
This data is the live status of the James Webb space telescope provided by NASA. In this NASA Live Tracker, you will get real-time info about the distance covered by JWST, its speed, and the distance that is remaining to reach L2 orbit.
James Webb Space Telescope
Universe
Jan 14, 2022
The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies around 150 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation Aries.
Universe
Jan 13, 2022
Citizen Scientists Spot Jupiter-like Planet in NASA TESS Data
Earth
Jan 13, 2022
We answers six questions to help you understand the GISS global surface temperature analysis, what it shows about 2021 and how NASA makes sense of the data.
Earth
Jan 13, 2022
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Universe
Jan 13, 2022
The infrared observatory may help answer questions about planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets, including how they form and what drives weather in their atmospheres.
Universe
Jan 10, 2022
A team of astrophysicists has created a simulated image that shows how the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could conduct a mega-exposure similar to but far larger than Hubble’s celebrated Ultra Deep Field Image.
Universe
Jan 10, 2022
The discovery of a supermassive black hole in a relatively small galaxy could help astronomers unravel the mystery surrounding how the very biggest black holes grow.