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Earth's Changing Ice

11 hours 22 min ago
Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier.

Progress 73 Cargo Craft Departs the Station

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:42
To make room for the latest cargo craft on Nov. 29, Progress 73 departed the station after undocking from the Pirs docking compartment.

Hubble Spots Galaxy’s Dramatic Details

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 07:13
Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. When these star deaths, or supernovae, occur, their brightness can rival the light of a whole galaxy. The galaxy NGC 5468, shown in this Hubble image, has hosted a number of these supernovae the past 20 years.

Luca Parmitano Works to Upgrade a Cosmic Particle Detector

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 09:35
European Space Agency astronaut and current International Space Station Commander Luca Parmitano and ​crewmate Andrew Morgan (out of frame) performed the third spacewalk to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

Carina Nebula's 'Mystic Mountain'

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:44
Within the tempestuous Carina Nebula lies “Mystic Mountain.”

‘Robot Hotel’ Launching to the International Space Station

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:03
Robots need a place to stay in space, too. NASA is attaching a “robot hotel” to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS).

Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light-Years Away

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 04:57
Black holes are famous for ripping objects apart, including stars. But now, astronomers have uncovered a black hole that may have sparked the births of stars over a mind-boggling distance, and across multiple galaxies.

Glancing Back

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:18
Just after its close flyby of Jupiter on Nov. 3, 2019, NASA's Juno spacecraft caught this striking view of Jupiter's southern hemisphere as the spacecraft sped away from the giant planet. This image captures massive cyclones near Jupiter's south pole, as well as the chaotic clouds of the folded filamentary region.

Thanksgiving 2019 Aboard the Space Station

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 10:43
See what the holiday means to NASA’s Christina Koch, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan aboard the International Space Station.

Inspiring a New Generation of Astronauts

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:12
Native American NASA Astronaut, John Herrington is pictured here with Lucasti and Caibiya Tsabetsaye in front of the NASA Artemis banner at the 2019 American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s National Conference.

Astronauts Complete 2nd Phase to Repair Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 09:14
Astronaut Andrew Morgan is tethered to the Starboard-3 truss segment work site during the second spacewalk to repair the International Space Station's cosmic particle detector, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

Hubble Eyes an Emitting Galaxy

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 07:30
For this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful eye toward an emission-line galaxy called NGC 3749. It lies over 135 million light-years away and is moderately luminous.

Edward Gonzales: Advocating for Underserved Communities

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 04:17
Eddie Gonzales works to mentor Native American students and others in underserved communities.

Stars Are Being Born in the Depths of a Black Hole

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:47
In the Phoenix Constellation, astronomers have confirmed the first example of a galaxy cluster where large numbers of stars are being born at its core.

George Gorospe: From Intern to Research Engineer

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 00:39
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, George Gorospe was taught by his parents to take pride in his Native American heritage.

Astronauts Complete First Excursion to Repair Cosmic Particle Detector

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:36
Station Commander ​​Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency conducts repairs, while attached to the Canadarm during the first spacewalk to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

Hubble Spots a Curious Spiral

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 07:30
Many galaxies we see through telescopes such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the source of this beautiful image, look relatively similar: spiraling arms, a glowing center, and a mixture of bright specks of star formation and dark ripples of cosmic dust weaving throughout. This galaxy, a spiral galaxy named NGC 772, is no exception.

Apollo 12 Sees a Solar Eclipse

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:59
Fifty years ago, on Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 launched at 11:22 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Powtawche Valerino: Supporting NASA’s Space Launch System Program

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 01:58
Powtawche Valerino is a guidance engineer who works for Aerodyne Industries at the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting the agency’s Space Launch System program.