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Hubble Spots a Stunning Spiral

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:46
Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes. One of the key galaxy types we see in the universe is the spiral galaxy, as demonstrated in an especially beautiful way by the subject of this Hubble Space Telescope image, NGC 2985. NGC 2985 lies over 70 million light-years from the solar system in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear).

NASA’s Webb Telescope Shines with American Ingenuity

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:14
Sending humans to the Moon is similar to building the worlds most complex and powerful space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope. Both require surmounting countless hurdles, inventing new technologies while staring into the face of the unknown.

Earth's Shining Upper Atmosphere — From the Apollo Era to the Present

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:00
In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts stood on the Moon and took a picture of Earth like none before: the first view of our planet in far ultraviolet light. Nearly 50 years later, compare views of Earth’s shining ionosphere from the Apollo era to NASA’s present-day GOLD mission.

LRO Camera Simulates View from Lunar Module

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) simulated what Neil Armstrong saw in those final minutes as he guided the Lunar Module to the surface of the Moon.

Alaska Still Reeling From Incessant Wildfires

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:04
Alaska is still setting the pace in the U.S. with the most wildfires and the largest acreage burned this season to date.

A Few Things Artemis Will Teach Us About Living and Working on the Moon

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:00
Here are a few things we’ll learn by spending time on the Moon’s surface.

Thermal Engineer Franklin Robinson Keeps it Cool -- or Hot

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:34
Thermal engineer Franklin Robinson helps scientists keep their cool--or hot.

New Hubble Constant Measurement Adds to Mystery of Universe’s Expansion Rate

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 08:00
Astronomers have made a new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding, using an entirely different kind of star than previous endeavors. The revised measurement, from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, falls in the center of a hotly debated question in astrophysics that may lead to a new interpretation of the universe's fundamental properties.

NASA Awards IV&V Management and Communications Support 2 Contract

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:00
NASA has awarded a contract to TI Verbatim Consulting, Parkersburg, West Virginia, for Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Management and Communications Support.

Memories of Apollo from People All Over the World

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:06
Fifty years ago, we all watched together. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, NASA asked people all over the world to share their memories and hopes for the future.

Wildfire Sparks in Sugarcane Fields on the Island of Maui

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 11:30
A massive wildfire on the island of Maui, Hawaii began mid-morning on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Hubble Peers at Galactic Cherry Blossoms

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:20
The galaxy NGC 1156 resembles a delicate cherry blossom tree flowering in springtime in this Hubble image. The many bright "blooms" within the galaxy are in fact stellar nurseries — regions where new stars are springing to life.

Through Smoke and Fire, NASA Searches for Answers

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:17
NASA satellites reveal a world marked by fire: a global patchwork of flame and smoke driven by the seasons and people. Summer wildfires rage across the western United States and Canada, Australia and Europe. In early spring, agricultural fires blanket the breadbasket regions of Southeast Asia as they do throughout the dry season in central and sout

Hubble Uncovers Black Hole that Shouldn't Exist

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:00
As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, located 130 million light-years away.

Data and Music: What 50 Years of Exploring Our Moon Sounds Like

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:25
Data and Music: What 50 Years of Exploring Our Moon Sounds Like

Wildfires Across Alaska Top One Million Acres Burned

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:02
Alaskan wildfires have topped 1.2 million acres burned to date in 2019.

A Drier Future Sets the Stage for More Wildfires

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 14:00
NASA eye on Earth's freshwater includes its absence, and understanding how drought conditions set the stage for fires.

Smoke from Canadian Fires Drifts Into United States

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:20
Canada has been battling a very active and destructive fire season on multiple fronts this year.

Hubble Watches Stars in Bloom

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 08:53
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows bright, colorful pockets of star formation blooming like roses in a spiral galaxy named NGC 972.

NASA Scientists, Engineers Honored with Presidential Early Career Awards

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 14:07
President Trump has named 18 NASA researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).