Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System, Earth, Sky Watching
What's Up for December? Your early evening highlights, a chance to catch a comet, and the annual Geminid meteors.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the spiral galaxy Mrk 1337, which is roughly 120 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Virgo.
An air quality sensor that will dramatically improve the way scientists measure air pollution over North America has been joined with its satellite host.
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars.
NASA's Europa Clipper scientists are devising a variety of creative strategies to find active plumes when the spacecraft arrives at this moon of Jupiter in 2030, though they’re not relying on plumes to understand what’s going on inside Europa.
A team of researchers are working on a novel computer-tile technology that could help space-based remote sensors process data more efficiently.
Strange things happen in Earth’s atmosphere at high latitudes, a region known as the cusp. By understanding the forces at play in the cusp, scientists hope to better anticipate changes in spacecraft trajectories. The launch window for CREX-2, which launches from Andenes, Norway, opens Dec. 1, 2021.
What happens on Earth doesn’t stay on Earth. Using observations from NASA’s ICON, scientists presented the first direct measurements of Earth’s long-theorized dynamo on the edge of space: a wind-driven electrical generator that spans the globe 60-plus miles above our heads.
NGC 6891 is a bright, asymmetrical planetary nebula in the constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin.
Watch as eight stars skirt a black hole 1 million times the mass of the Sun in these supercomputer simulations.
NASA will launch its Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission Dec. 9 to study some of the most energetic objects in the universe: the remnants of exploded stars, particle jets spewing from feeding black holes, and more.
Universe, Solar System, Sun, Space Experiments
Are you interested in starting your own citizen science project? NASA's Citizen Science Seed Funding Program can help!
A jet from a newly formed star flares into the shining depths of reflection nebula NGC 1977 in this Hubble image.
Mounded, luminous clouds of gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object known as HH 45.