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Mary Jackson: A Life of Service and a Love of Science

Image of the Day - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:00
Mary Jackson began her engineering career in an era in which female engineers of any background were a rarity.

NASA’s Webb Is Sound After Completing Critical Milestones

GSFC News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:30
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed another series of critical testing milestones on its march to the launch pad.

NASA’s Webb Is Sound After Completing Critical Milestones

GSFC News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:30
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed another series of critical testing milestones on its march to the launch pad.

SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A

GSFC News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:00
Researchers using NASA’s SOFIA airborne telescope have found that cosmic dust, a building block of planets, forms in the wake of a supernova blast wave.

Hubble Gets a Celestial Boost

GSFC News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:00
To take this image, Hubble opted for teamwork using a fascinating cosmic phenomenon known as gravitational lensing.

Vice President Attends NASA Day of Remembrance

Image of the Day - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:17
Vice President Mike Pence visits the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial after a wreath laying ceremony that was part of NASA's Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Hubble Reveals Dynamic Atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune

GSFC News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:00
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus.

First Look: Chang'e Lunar Landing Site

GSFC News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 13:00
On Jan. 30, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter caught views of the Chinese Chang'e 4 lander on the floor of the Moon's Von Kármán crater.

Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the 2019 State of the Union

Image of the Day - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:29
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes after being introduced at the 2019 State of the Union address.

2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

GSFC News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:17
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

David Wolff: Wallops’ Storm-chaser — With Satellites and Airplanes

GSFC News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:10
Meteorologist David Wolff chases hurricanes with the help of satellites and airplanes.

Star Formation in the Orion Nebula

Image of the Day - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:48
The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble and preventing new stars from forming.

Victor Glover, One of the Crew of SpaceX's First Flight to Station

Image of the Day - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:50
When SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off on its first operational mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be aboard.

Learning on the Job: Student Rocket Launches From Norway

GSFC News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:30
The G-CHASER rocket launched from the Andøya Space Center in Andenes, Norway, on Jan. 13, 2019. On its way through the northern lights, it carried seven different experiments, each one designed, tested and built by students.

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2018 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

GSFC News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:28
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of global temperatures data and discuss the most important climate trends of 2018 during a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Innovative GEDI Instrument Now Gathering Forest Data

GSFC News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:00
GEDI is attached to the Japanese Experiment Module on the ISS and is collecting data on forests across the globe.

Hubble Spies Stellar Time Capsule with Cosmic Distance Markers

GSFC News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:01
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals an ancient, glimmering ball of stars called NGC 1466.

Sunrise From Columbia

Image of the Day - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:11
On Jan. 22, 2003, the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia captured this sunrise from the crew cabin during Flight Day 7.

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Lucy Mission

GSFC News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 15:17
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the agency’s first-ever mission to explore Trojan asteroids.

Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy

Image of the Day - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:34
Despite the vastness of space, objects tend to get in front of each other.

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