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Hubble Gazes at a Cluster Full of Cosmic Clues

May 7th 2021 at 08:45
This detailed image features Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster that offers a wealth of exciting possibilities for study.

NASA Invites Public, Media to Watch Asteroid Mission Begin Return to Earth

May 6th 2021 at 16:41
NASA invites the public and the media to watch its first asteroid sample return mission begin a two-year cruise home at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 10, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

NASA Awards Earth Science Data and Information System Contract

May 6th 2021 at 16:16
NASA has awarded the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED)-3 contract to Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Maryland.

Dust Storms and Valley Fever in the American West

May 6th 2021 at 10:00
Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and can cause fever, rash and coughing. Using NASA resear

Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch

May 5th 2021 at 16:51
Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT).

NASA's Lucy High Gain Antenna Up Close

May 5th 2021 at 12:45
Lucy's epic journey to observe Jupiter's Trojan asteroids requires a reliable communications link back to Earth, and so the spacecraft is outfitted with a 6.5-ft. (2-meter)-wide high gain antenna for this task.

NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 Mission Ready for Spacecraft Build

May 5th 2021 at 10:46
In April 2021, NASA and Maxar Technologies successfully completed the On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) mission spacecraft accommodation Critical Design Review (CDR).

Bhanu Sood, Risk Assessment Engineer, Helps Takes the Risk Out of Flight Projects

May 4th 2021 at 12:38
Bhanu Sood, commodity risk assessment engineer, helps flight projects achieve mission success by identifying and evaluating risk associated with microelectronics.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus’ Atmosphere

May 3rd 2021 at 09:00
During a brief swing by Venus, Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years β€” and it looks quite different from Venus past.

NASA Awards Systems and Software Engineering Tools Blanket Purchase Agreement

April 30th 2021 at 16:00
NASA has issued a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to TMC Technologies of West Virginia Corp., for Systems and Software Engineering Tools 2 (SET2) in support of NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification IV&V Program in Fairmont, West Virginia.

NASA Invites Media to 58th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

April 30th 2021 at 12:00
Media are invited to meet space science and engineering leaders at the 58th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, taking place online May 4-6, 2021.

Celebrating Moon Trees on Arbor Day

April 30th 2021 at 11:18
What could be more appropriate to commemorate this Arbor Day, April 30, 2021, than a story about hundreds of seeds that went on a lunar journey 50 years ago and became known as Moon Trees after their saplings were planted throughout the world?

Hubble Views a Dazzling Cosmic Necklace

April 30th 2021 at 09:00
The interaction of two doomed stars has created this spectacular ring adorned with bright clumps of gas ­– a diamond necklace of cosmic proportions.

Hubble Watches How a Giant Planet Grows

April 29th 2021 at 10:45
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a rare look at a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet that is feeding off material surrounding a young star.

NASA Receives Six 2021 Webby Award Nominations

April 26th 2021 at 15:40
NASA has won more than 30 Webby Awards over the years.

OSIRIS-REx 'MOM' (That's 'Mission Operations Manager' in NASA-speak) Says Goodbye to an Asteroid

April 26th 2021 at 13:37
As OSIRIS-REx gets ready to leave Bennu with its sample of the asteroid in tow, Nayi Castro, the mission operations manager β€” or MOM β€” shares her thoughts.

Mars-Directed CME Erupts from the Sun

April 22nd 2021 at 16:04
NASA and ESA Sun-watching spacecraft see a coronal mass ejection headed for Mars.

NASA Data Helps Builds Resilience as Disasters Grow More Intense

April 23rd 2021 at 11:00
In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems.

Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction

April 23rd 2021 at 08:45
In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the launching of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers aimed the renowned observatory at a brilliant "celebrity star," one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, surrounded by a glowing halo of gas and dust.

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