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Universe, Stars
Aug 28, 2017
This blog post originated in the 2015 Science Mission Directorate Technology Highlights Report (2 MB PDF).
Photo of dust accelerator setup in laboratory
Universe, Stars
Jun 5, 2017
The NICER instrument which will explore neutron stars launched to the International Space Station.
Image of NICER mission
Universe, Stars
Oct 7, 2016
30 million years from now, a massive cloud of gas will collide with the Milky Way. Astronomers are studying the incoming cloud and learning more about its origin.
Massive Cloud on Collision Course with the Milky Way Poster
Universe, Stars
Oct 7, 2016
In 1963, an astronomy student named Gail Smith working at an observatory in the Netherlands discovered something odd—a massive cloud of gas orbiting the Milky Way galaxy. Smith’s cloud contained enough gas to make 2 million stars the size of our sun, and it was moving through space at 700,000 mph... Read More
Astrophysics, Smith's Cloud, star formation, extragalactic cloud, hubble space telescope
Universe, Stars
Aug 4, 2016
Researchers using NASA's Kepler space telescope have found evidence of strong magnetic fields in the cores of stars--a finding that could upset theories of stellar evolution.
Strong Magnetic Fields Found Inside Stars Poster 1
Universe, Stars
Aug 4, 2016
Some scientists ply their trade at lab benches, working with test tubes and Bunsen burners. Others spend time in the backcountry, analyzing rocks and landforms. But some astronomers… use stars as their laboratory  
Strong Magnetic Fields Found Inside Stars Poster 2
Universe, Stars
Apr 6, 2016
Newsflash: Assembly of the next great space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), is now underway at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Launch target: 2018. JWST is an infrared telescope, which means it will sense the heat of stars and galaxies millions and even billions of light... Read More
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