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Solar System
Nov 18, 2021
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has completed this year's grand tour of the outer solar system – returning crisp images that complement current and past observations from interplanetary spacecraft.
Solar System
Nov 18, 2021
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Earth
Nov 18, 2021
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography spacecraft enters the home stretch as an international team prepares this next-generation satellite for launch in 2022.
Earth
Nov 17, 2021
New research shows that improved air quality caused by reducing emissions from burning fossil fuels and other sources could improve human health and prevent economic losses, projections by scientists at NASA, Duke University and Columbia University show.
Universe
Nov 17, 2021
Detailed atmospheric studies will provide key insights into some of the most common – and mysterious – planets known in the galaxy.
Universe
Nov 17, 2021
This Hubble infrared image captures a protostar designated J1672835.29-763111.64 in the reflection nebula IC 2631, part of the Chamaeleon star-forming region in the southern constellation Chamaeleon.
Earth
Nov 16, 2021
The 3D real-time visualization tool lets users track NASA satellites as well as the vital Earth science data they provide. Recent upgrades make for an even more fascinating experience.
Universe
Nov 16, 2021
The star-forming nebula (G035.20-0.74) in this Hubble image is in the constellation Aquila and is known for producing a particular kind of massive star known as a B-Type star. These stars are hot, young, blue stars up to five times hotter than our Sun.
Nov 15, 2021
Have you ever noticed snow falling when the air temperature is above freezing? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you! Temperatures near freezing can bring rain or snow, posing a real challenge for water managers who need to know how much precipitation falls as what type. More accurately predicting rain vs... Read More
Citizen Science Project: Mountain Rain or Snow
Solar System
Nov 15, 2021
A radiation sensor aboard the spacecraft is providing new data on the health risks humans would face on the surface.
Universe
Nov 15, 2021
This Hubble image captures a portion of a dark nebula in the constellation Cepheus. LDN 1165 is part of a collection called Lynds’ Catalog of Dark Nebulae, originally published in 1962.
Sun
Nov 12, 2021
Dr. Eugene Parker, namesake of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, received the 2020 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy. Dr. Nicky Fox, Director of Heliophysics at NASA, awarded him the prize on Wednesday.
Universe
Nov 12, 2021
This Hubble image captures a portion of the reflection nebula IC 2631 that contains a protostar, the hot, dense core of a forming star that is accumulating gas and dust.
Universe
Nov 10, 2021
The Snowman Nebula is an emission nebula that resides in the constellation Puppis in the southern sky, about 6,000 light-years away from Earth.