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NASA Takes a Cue From Silicon Valley to Hatch Artificial Intelligence Technologies

4 hours 40 min ago
Could the same computer algorithms that teach autonomous cars to drive safely help identify nearby asteroids or discover life in the universe? NASA scientists are trying to figure that out by partnering with pioneers in artificial intelligence (AI) to apply advanced computer algorithms to problems in space science.

How LISA Pathfinder Detected Dozens of ‘Comet Crumbs’

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:00
A team of NASA scientists leveraged LISA Pathfinder's record-setting sensitivity (designed to ripples in space-time produced by, among other things, merging black holes) for a different purpose much closer to home — mapping microscopic dust shed by comets and asteroids.

NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:00
Scientists have evidence that one of these ingredients, liquid water, is present under the icy surface of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, and may sometimes erupt into space in huge geysers. Now scientists have detected the water vapor for the first time above Europa’s surface.

A Weakened Black Hole Allows Its Galaxy to Awaken

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:01
Astronomers have confirmed the first example of a galaxy cluster where large numbers of stars are being born at its core.

NASA Goddard Honors an Apollo-era Pioneer, His Legacy

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:30
Tecwyn Roberts helped set up the Mission Control room in the Apollo era, according to NASA archives.

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.

NASA’s Space Communications Podcast Returns

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:31
“The Invisible Network,” a narrative podcast produced by NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program office, has returned for a second season.

'The Invisible Network' Podcast - Episode 07: Hunter-Gatherer

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:00
In recent years, NASA has renewed its focus on the Moon. Soon, we will look up at the Moon and rediscover a magic first experienced in 1969. It’s a magic that will flow through networks more sophisticated than ever before — an appreciation for the technological wonders that lay ahead, just above and all around us.

New Moon-Seeking Sensor Aims to Improve Earth Observations

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:09
A new instrument with its eye on the Moon is taking off aboard a high-altitude NASA plane to measure the Moon’s brightness and eventually help Earth observing sensors make more accurate measurements.

NASA to Showcase Science and Engineering Achievements at Annual Supercomputing Conference

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:06
From surveying life on Earth to exploring the far reaches of space, researchers from across NASA and university and industry partners will highlight their latest findings, made possible by the agency’s supercomputers, at SC19—the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Nov. 18 to 22 in Denver, CO.

With Mars Methane Mystery Unsolved, Curiosity Serves Scientists a New One: Oxygen

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:00
Scientists noticed something baffling on Mars: oxygen, the gas many Earth creatures use to breathe, behaves in a way that so far no one can explain through any known chemical processes.

Lunar IceCube Mission to Locate, Study Resources Needed for Sustained Presence on Moon

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:04
Lunar IceCube mission will locate and study lunar resources needed for establishing a sustainable human presence on the Moon.

Arctic Shifts to a Carbon Source due to Winter Soil Emissions

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:36
A NASA-funded study has found that winter carbon emissions in the Arctic are putting more carbon into the atmosphere than is taken up by plants each year.

Hubble Touts a Team of Stars

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:30
Within a galaxy hosting around 300 billion stars, here the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a mere handful or two — just about enough to form a single football team. These stellar “teammates” play under the banner of NGC 1333, the cloud of gas and dust that formed them and that they continue to call home.

Hubble Captures a Dozen Galaxy Doppelgangers

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 14:00
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope photo reveals a cosmic kaleidoscope of a remote galaxy that has been split into a dozen multiple images by the effect of gravitational lensing.

Sustaining Women in STEM Q&A with Christyl Johnson

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:39
A talk with Dr. Christyl Johnson, Goddard's deputy director for technology and research investments, on the importance of STEM.

NASA's NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:00
On Aug. 20, NASA's NICER telescope saw a spike of X-rays from a massive explosion on a pulsar. It's the brightest X-ray burst NICER has seen so far and shows phenomena that have never been seen together in a single burst.

NASA, Women's National Basketball Players Association Team Up for Tech Transfer Partnership

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:00
On the heels of last month’s first-ever all-woman spacewalk, NASA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced a partnership to provide professional basketball players with opportunities to explore the agency’s technology licensing and its various applications.

NASA’s TESS Presents Panorama of Southern Sky

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:00
The glow of the Milky Way — our galaxy seen edgewise — arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Constructed from 208 TESS images, the panorama reveals both the beauty of the cosmic landscape and the reach of TESS’s cameras.

Alan Smale, Director of HEASARC, and Writer of Science Songs and Books

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:18
Alan Smale, Director of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center, uses his love of music to further educate the public about space and science.