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Universe
Apr 13, 2021
The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's microlensing survey also provide the best opportunity yet to definitively detect solitary stellar-mass black holes for the first time.
Universe
Apr 8, 2021
Data from NASA’s NICER telescope on the International Space Station have revealed X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected.
Universe
Apr 8, 2021
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx completed its last flyover of Bennu around 6 a.m. EDT (4 a.m. MDT) April 7 and is now slowly drifting away from the asteroid; however, the mission team will have to wait a few more days to find out how the spacecraft changed the surface of Bennu when it grabbed a sample of the... Read More
ghostly gray image of asteroid Bennu against black backdrop of space
Universe
Apr 8, 2021
Scientist mapped out the invisible magnetic fields pulsing through Centaurus A using infrared light. The results show how the merging of the two original galaxies created a new, reshaped, and contorted galaxy that not only combined the two galaxies’ magnetic fields but amplified their forces.
Universe
Apr 1, 2021
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, directly measured atomic oxygen in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, offering a new way to study one of the least understood regions of Earth’s upper atmosphere.
Universe
Mar 31, 2021
Scientists predict that the data collected for Roman's microlensing survey will provide an additional bounty of roughly 100,000 transiting planets, worlds that periodically dim the light of their stars as they cross in front of them.
Universe
Mar 30, 2021
Selected programs describe what Webb will study for much of its first year in space.
Universe
Mar 29, 2021
The history of women in astronomy is fascinating and inspiring— women like Caroline Herschel, Phoebe Waterman Haas and Vera Rubin have been making discoveries and contributions in astronomy for over 200 years. In the latest episode of #EZScience​, NASA associate administrator for science Dr. Thomas... Read More
Still frame of video featuring female astronomers.
Universe
Mar 24, 2021
This latest installment from our data sonification series features three diverse cosmic scenes. In each, astronomical data collected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes are converted into sounds.
Universe
Mar 23, 2021
In the quest for habitable planets beyond our own, NASA is studying a mission concept called Pandora, which could eventually help decode the atmospheric mysteries of distant worlds in our galaxy.
Universe
Mar 23, 2021
A NASA-sponsored team at the MIT Space Nanotechnology Lab is developing high-performance space instrumentation for more powerful future X-ray telescopes that will study the dynamics of the high-energy universe.
Photo of mirror and hardware
Universe
Mar 19, 2021
Located around 5,000 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus (the Swan), Abell 78 is an unusual type of planetary nebula.
Universe
Mar 18, 2021
Scientists know that stars form from the collapse of huge hydrogen clouds that are squeezed under gravity to the point where nuclear fusion ignites. But only about 30 percent of the cloud's initial mass winds up as a newborn star.
Universe
Mar 17, 2021
Researchers using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will map and model the core of nearby galaxy Centaurus A.