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A New Catalog of Infrared Dark Clouds

Infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) are dark patches of cold dust and gas seen in the sky against the bright diffuse infrared glow of warm...

Hubble Makes Surprising Find in the Early Universe

New results from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggest the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early Universe took place sooner...

Intense Flash From Milky Way’s Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside...

About 3.5 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy unleashed an enormous burst of energy. Our...

New Sunspots Potentially Herald Increased Solar Activity

On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields...

Some stars in Westerlund 2 have a difficult time forming planets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding that planets have a tough time forming in the rough-and-tumble central region of the massive, crowded...

NASA Supercomputers Power COVID-19 Research

NASA is flexing its supercomputing muscle to help crack some of the most pressing questions surrounding COVID-19, from basic science on how the virus...

MAVEN Maps Electric Currents around Mars that are Fundamental to Atmospheric...

Five years after NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft entered into orbit around Mars, data from the mission has led to the creation of a map of...

NASA’s Webb Will Study the ‘Building Blocks’ of Our Solar System

Millions of asteroids roam our solar system. Many are clustered between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt while another group, known as...

NASA ignited another set of space fire experiments inside cygnus spacecraft

NASA ignited another set of space fire experiments last week when Saffire IV lit a number of longer, stronger flames inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx ready for touchdown on asteroid bennu’s surface

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission is officially prepared for its long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu’s surface. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and...

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Chilly Ancient Mars Buried in...

By studying the chemical elements on Mars today — including carbon and oxygen — scientists can work backwards to piece together the history of...

Tiny NASA Satellite Captures First Image of Clouds and Aerosols

The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat achieved “first light” on April 16. The tiny satellite sent back its very first image over Europe with...

NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations

Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The...

Researchers discovered a multilayer haze system over Saturn’s hexagon

A rich variety of meteorological phenomena take place in the extensive hydrogen atmosphere of the planet Saturn, a world about ten times the size...

Telescopes and Spacecraft Join Forces to Probe Deep into Jupiter’s Atmosphere

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have teamed up with the Juno spacecraft to probe the mightiest storms in...

A new pathfinding CubeSat mission to gather vital space weather data

NASA has selected a new pathfinding CubeSat mission to gather data not collected since the agency flew the Dynamics Explorer in the early 1980s. The...

The first time atomic layer deposition has been tried in space

Large telescopes that could be used for detecting and analyzing Earth-like planets in orbit around other stars or for peering back in time to...

A hypothetical particle that may explain the mystery of dark matter

Scientists have been able to observe the universe and determine that about 80% of the its mass appears to be “dark matter,” which exerts...

NASA has awarded a contract to manufacture more SLS rocket engines

NASA has awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to manufacture 18 additional Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engines to support...

NASA made a next-gen zoom capability cameras for mars rovers

When it launches this summer, NASA's Perseverance rover will have the most advanced pair of "eyes" ever sent to the Red Planet's surface: Its...

Newly Reprocessed Images of europa reveal details in diverse surface features

The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa features a widely varied landscape, including ridges, bands, small rounded domes and disrupted spaces that geologists call "chaos...

NASA finds the ISS is affected by the microbial composition of...

A study conducted by a team of national laboratory and NASA researchers has found that the environment of the International Space Station is affected...

Researchers have discovered possibly active lunar tectonic processes

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence...

NASA analyze the atmosphere of Super-Hot Planet WASP-79b

The weather forecast for the giant, super-hot, Jupiter-size planet WASP-79b is steamy humidity, scattered clouds, iron rain and yellow skies. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope teamed...

A next-generation seismometer system to Measure Moonquakes

NASA hasn’t measured moonquakes since Apollo astronauts deployed a handful of measuring stations at various locations on the lunar surface and discovered unexpectedly that...

Newly discovered exoplanet three times the mass of Jupiter called Kepler-88-d

Our solar system has a king. The planet Jupiter, named for the most powerful god in the Greek pantheon, has bossed around the other...

The largest black holes ever found, with over 18 billion times...

Black holes aren't stationary in space; in fact, they can be quite active in their movements. But because they are completely dark and can't...

NASA CubeSat Will Shine a Laser Light on the Moon’s South...

As astronauts explore the Moon during the Artemis program, they may need to make use of the resources that already exist on the lunar...

NASA Earth Data Powers Energy-Saving Decisions

NASA's long-term, global view of Earth from space includes data on sunlight, wind, temperature and precipitation, all key elements in understanding how our planet...

Hubble Marks 30 Years in Space With Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of unlocking the beauty and mystery of space by unveiling a stunning new portrait of...

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