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NASA Satellites Show Two Views of California's Apple Fire

GSFC News - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 08:55
NASA-NOAAs Suomi NPP satellite and NASAs Aqua satellite both imaged the Apple fire in the San Bernardino area of California on Aug. 02, 2020.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques Employed for New Gamma-ray Detector

GSFC News - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 08:00
NASA astrophysicists and engineers are adapting detectors used by earthbound supercolliders and creating them the same way electronics companies produce all modern consumer devices, including cell phones and laptops.

Crew Dragon Safely Returns Astronauts

Image of the Day - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 19:42
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after having landed in the Gulf of Mexico.

SpaceX Crew Dragon As It Approached the Space Station

Image of the Day - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 12:49
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken of NASA's Commercial Crew Program are aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it approaches the International Space Station.


GSFC News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:00

NASA Sun Data Helps New Model Predict Big Solar Flares

GSFC News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:36
Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun’s biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be used to one day inform forecasts of these intense bursts of solar radiation.

Hubble Peeks at Stellar Treats

GSFC News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:58
Aside from its dazzling good looks, this cluster of stars, NGC 2203, contains lots of astronomical treats that have helped astronomers puzzle together the lifetimes of stars.

NASA's Webb Telescope Will Study Jupiter, Its Rings, and Two Intriguing Moons

GSFC News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:49
Astronomers will use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to observe these famous subjects, pushing the observatory's instruments to their fullest capabilities and laying the groundwork for far-reaching scientific discovery.

A Different View of the Mars Perseverance Launch

Image of the Day - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:49
The engines fired as a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover onboard launched from Space Launch Complex 41, Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Liftoff to the Red Planet!

Image of the Day - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:20
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Thursday, July 30, 2020.

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP Sees Siberian Smoke Reach Alaska

GSFC News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:52
This summer, Siberia has seen potentially record-breaking temperatures as high as 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit as well as wildfires burning on a massive scale across the countryside.

Mars Perseverance: Prepared for Launch to the Red Planet

Image of the Day - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 15:36
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard is seen illuminated by spotlights on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41.

Countdown to Mars

Image of the Day - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 14:27
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41.

Jezero Crater, Landing Site for the Mars Perseverance Rover

Image of the Day - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:58
This image of Jezero Crater, the landing site for the Mars Perseverance Rover, was taken by instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Carrying a Telescope Aloft

Image of the Day - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 03:51
Carried by a balloon the size of a football stadium, ASTHROS will use a telescope to observe wavelengths of light that aren't visible from the ground.

Douglas - Eastern Pacific Ocean

GSFC News - Sat, 07/25/2020 - 10:43
NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Douglas is it continued on its track toward Hawaii. The storm is now a Category 2 hurricane and warnings were posted on July 25, 2020 as the storm approaches.

Hanna - Gulf of Mexico

GSFC News - Sat, 07/25/2020 - 10:32
NASA satellite imagery revealed powerful thunderstorms fueled the intensification of Hanna into a hurricane along the Texas coast.

Ground System for NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Completes Major Review

GSFC News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 16:00
The Roman Space Telescope's ground system, which will make data from the spacecraft available to scientists and the public, has just successfully completed its preliminary design review.

NASA Awards Rapid IV Contracts for Spacecraft Systems and Services

GSFC News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 15:45
NASA has awarded contracts to five aerospace firms for the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV spacecraft and related services. Each contractor has one or more core spacecraft offerings available under their contract.

Hubble Snaps Ghostly Galaxy

GSFC News - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 08:09
The stunning silvery-blue spiral arms of the galaxy NGC 4848 are observed in immense detail in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope.