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Universe
Feb 2, 2023
​A new SciGirls TV special called “Dakota Stars” features NASA’s Disk Detective citizen science project.
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Solar System
Feb 1, 2023
What are some skywatching highlights in February 2023? See Jupiter and Venus appear nearer each night, as they head for a close conjunction at the start of March. Use bright stars Capella and Elnath to identify the constellation Auriga, and then find your way to two distant star clusters using... Read More
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Earth
Jan 30, 2023
Are wildfires getting worse? Unfortunately, yes. Changes in our climate, along with other factors, have led to wildfires increasing in intensity, severity, size and duration. NASA climate and wildfire expert Liz Hoy explains how and why NASA studies these events from the ground, air, and space to... Read More
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Universe
Jan 30, 2023
Astronomers have captured a chaotic scene of mergers and collisions between at least three galaxy clusters.
Solar System
Jan 27, 2023
Engineering data is being evaluated to determine why the majority of images taken by the solar-powered orbiter’s JunoCam were not acquired.
Universe
Jan 27, 2023
The bright variable star V 372 Orionis takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Universe
Jan 26, 2023
Scientists have discovered the first gamma-ray eclipses from a special type of binary star system using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
Solar System
Jan 25, 2023
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will add another asteroid encounter to its 4-billion-mile journey. On Nov. 1, 2023, Lucy will get a close-up view of a small main-belt asteroid to conduct an engineering test of the spacecraft’s innovative asteroid-tracking navigation system.
Universe
Jan 25, 2023
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team has been selected to receive the 2023 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration, a top award from the Space Foundation. This annual award honors a space agency, company, or consortium of organizations in the realm of space exploration and... Read More
Universe, Exoplanets, Stars
Jan 24, 2023
Multi-star wavefront control technology enables imaging planets in systems with multiple suns (such as Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to us) and searching them for signs of life.
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Earth
Jan 23, 2023
This source accounts for about 10% of all the water that enters this highly productive farmland, including rivers and rain.
Universe
Jan 23, 2023
An international team of astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an in-depth inventory of the deepest, coldest ices measured to date in a molecular cloud.
Universe
Jan 20, 2023
A host of astronomical objects are scattered across this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Background galaxies ranging from stately spirals to fuzzy ellipticals are strewn across the image.
Sun
Jan 18, 2023
After 30 years in orbit, mission operations for the joint NASA-JAXA Geotail spacecraft have ended, after the failure of the spacecraft’s remaining data recorder.