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Wallops' Caitlin Burth Works Projects from the Stratosphere to Space

GSFC News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:00
Caitlin Burth, a Wallops Aerospace Engineer, works on suborbital scientific projects, including Cubesat, from beginning to end.

Back to the Beginning: Probing the First Galaxies with Webb

GSFC News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:16
Soon, through the power of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers will look back to that raucous, early period in a deep-sky survey to trace the formation and evolution of the first galaxies.

Exploring the Solar Wind With A New View of Small Sun Structures

GSFC News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:00
Scientists have combined NASA data and cutting-edge image processing to gain new insight into the solar structures that create the Sun’s flow of high-speed solar wind, detailed in new research published today in The Astrophysical Journal.

Hot Fire Test of SLS Rocket Core Stage

Image of the Day - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 08:44
The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System, or SLS, rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a scheduled 8-minute duration hot fire test, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.

The U.S. Postal Service to Issue NASA Sun Science Forever Stamps

GSFC News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 14:30
In 2021, the US Postal Service is showcasing the Sun’s many faces with a series of Sun Science forever stamps that show images of solar activity captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO.

Hubble Snaps Stunning Barred Spiral Galaxy

GSFC News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:51
First discovered in 1798 by German-English astronomer William Herschel, NGC 613 is a galaxy which lies in the southern constellation of Sculptor 67 million light-years away.

Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast

GSFC News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:30
Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate of the location and time of the stellar detonation.

The Climate Events of 2020 Show How Excess Heat is Expressed on Earth

GSFC News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:00
By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA’s analysis.

Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast

GSFC News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:00
By using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate of the location and time of the stellar detonation.

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

GSFC News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 09:09
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

Fulfilling the Dream

Image of the Day - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 09:02
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964, as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others, look on.

Bright, Blue Stars

Image of the Day - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 08:42
Inside star cluster NGC 602, a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud, bright, blue, newly formed stars are blowing a cavity in this nebula.

NASA, Poland Sign Agreement to Build Instrument to Study Interplanetary Space

GSFC News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 07:30
NASA and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland have agreed to cooperate on a NASA heliophysics mission, the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP).

NASA Advancing Global Navigation Satellite System Capabilities

GSFC News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 16:00
NASA is developing capabilities that will allow missions at high altitudes to take advantage of signals from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellations — like GPS commonly used in the U.S.

NASA Missions Unmask Magnetar Eruptions in Nearby Galaxies

GSFC News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:15
On April 15, 2020, a brief burst of high-energy light swept through the solar system, triggering instruments on many NASA spacecraft. Scientists think the blast came from a supermagnetized stellar remnant located in a neighboring galaxy.

Citizen Scientists Help Create 3D Map of Cosmic Neighborhood

GSFC News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:45
Is our solar system located in a typical Milky Way neighborhood? Scientists have gotten closer to answering this question.

NASA's SDO Spots First Lunar Transit of 2021

GSFC News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 10:15
On Jan. 13, 2021, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory experienced its first lunar transit of the year when the Moon crossed its view of the Sun.

Finding a Missing Black Hole

Image of the Day - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 09:28
Astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh between 3 billion and 100 billion times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.

NASA Provides Ground Support for COVID-19 Aid Work

Image of the Day - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:50
NASA has once again joined forces with the community in the continuing effort to fight COVID-19.

NASA Missions Help Investigate an ‘Old Faithful’ Active Galaxy

GSFC News - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:15
Yellowstone National Park's Old Faithful geyser regularly blasts a jet of boiling water high in the air. Now, an international team of astronomers has discovered a cosmic equivalent, a distant galaxy that erupts roughly every 114 days.

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