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  • After making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, as a category 4 storm, Hurricane Laura continued to move northward over western Louisiana. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on NOAA-20 acquired this image of Hurricane Laura at 2:50 a.m. Central Daylight Time on August 27, 2020, about two hours after the storm made landfall. Clouds are shown in infrared using brightness temperature data, which is useful for distinguishing cooler cloud structures from the warmer surface below. That data is overlaid on composite imagery of city lights from NASA’s Black Marble dataset. Credits: NASA's Earth Observatory

    NASA Aids Disaster Response to Hurricane Laura

    Early in the morning on Aug. 27, Hurricane Laura made landfall along the Louisiana and Texas coastline, bringing 150 m.p.h. winds, flash floods and heavy rainfall with it. On the ground, emergency personnel mobilized to respond to the Category 4 storm. But for NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, it was business as usual. Those satellites […] More

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    Black Holes: Mysteries of the Universe

    Human beings have always had a great affinity for space, and have always had a desire to learn and understand the complexity of the universe. Trying to understand everything unknown to us has driven us to commit the most incredible acts ever performed by human beings. From the first trip to the moon or the […] More

  • Quasars

    Quasars Mysteries of the Universe

    Since the creation of physics and mathematics, human beings have always sought ways to understand everything unknown to them, especially when it comes to studying the universe and everything that is part of it. With the help of physics and mathematics, we have been able to create branches of science, such as cosmology and astrophysics, […] More

  • This photograph of the Earth's horizon looks back towards Uruguay as the International Space Station orbited just off the coast of the South American nation. The Progress 75 cargo craft from Russia is pictured in the left foreground. Credits: NASA

    NASA Television to Air Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

    NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 23. The uncrewed Russian Progress 76 is scheduled to launch on a Soyuz rocket at 10:26 a.m. (7:26 p.m. […] More

  • ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter is returning its first science data, including images of the Sun taken from closer than any spacecraft in history. Credits: ESA/ATG Medialab

    NASA, ESA to Release First Images from Solar Orbiter Mission

    Scientists from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) will release the first data captured by Solar Orbiter, the joint ESA/NASA mission to study the Sun, during an online news briefing at 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 16. The briefing will stream live on NASA’s website. In mid-June, Solar Orbiter made its first close pass of the […] More

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    NASA TV Coverage Set for Final Space Station Spacewalk Power Upgrades

    NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken are scheduled to go outside the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, June 26, and Wednesday, July 1, for spacewalks to begin the replacement of batteries for one of the power channels on the orbiting laboratory. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast the spacewalks live, along with a news briefing to discuss them. […] More

  • entrepreneur challenge2 NASA Announces Challenge Seeking Innovative Ideas to Advance Missions

    NASA Announces Challenge Seeking Innovative Ideas to Advance Missions

    The agency’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is seeking novel ideas reflective of those currently trending in the commercial sector – particularly in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomy, robotics and advanced sensors. The Entrepreneurs Challenge aligns with NASA’s goal to foster innovation and develop new technologies at lower costs. “There’s a lot of […] More

  • The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan with Expedition 62 crew members Jessica Meir and Drew Morgan of NASA, and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, Friday, April 17, 2020. Meir and Skripochka returned after 205 days in space, and Morgan after 272 days in space. All three served as Expedition 60-61-62 crew members onboard the International Space Station. Credits: NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin

    NASA Astronauts Meir, Morgan, Crewmate Skripochka Return from Space Station

    NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan returned to Earth Friday, along with Soyuz Commander Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The trio departed the International Space Station at 9:53 p.m. EDT Thursday and made a safe, parachute-assisted landing at 1:16 a.m. Friday in Kazakhstan (11:16 a.m. local time), southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan. During […] More

  • An illustration of Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star. This newly discovered exoplanet is in its star’s habitable zone and is the closest to Earth in size and temperature found yet in Kepler's data. Credits: NASA/Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter

    Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data

    A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star’s habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water. Scientists discovered this planet, called Kepler-1649c, when looking through old observations from Kepler, which the agency retired in 2018. While […] More

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    NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

    As the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and improving our home planet’s environment with a week of online events, stories, and resources. NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science we conduct from orbit and the technology we’ve […] More

  • NASA astronaut Jessica Meir performs in-flight maintenance on the Major Constituent Analyzer Mass Spectrometer the International Space Station.

    Maine Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

    Students from Maine will have an opportunity next week to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station who have special ties to the Pine Tree State. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 1:20 p.m. EDT Monday, April 13, on NASA television and the agency’s website. NASA astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Jessica Meir will respond to questions recorded by students […] More

  • niac2020 turyshev 2 NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New, Continued Study

    NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New, Continued Study

    Future technologies that could enable quicker trips to Mars and robotic exploration of ocean worlds might have started out as NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC). The program, which invests in early-stage technology ideas from NASA, industry and academic researchers across the country, has selected 23 potentially revolutionary concepts with a total award value of $7 million. Among […] More

  • This is an illustration of a distant galaxy with an active quasar at its center. A quasar emits exceptionally large amounts of energy generated by a supermassive black hole fueled by infalling matter. Using the unique capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that blistering radiation pressure from the vicinity of the black hole pushes material away from the galaxy's center at a fraction of the speed of light. The "quasar winds" are propelling hundreds of solar masses of material each year. This affects the entire galaxy as the material snowplows into surrounding gas and dust. Credits: NASA, ESA and J. Olmsted (STScI)

    Quasar Tsunamis Rip Across Galaxies

    Using the unique capabilities of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe. They emanate from quasars and tear across interstellar space like tsunamis, wreaking havoc on the galaxies in which the quasars live. Quasars are extremely remote celestial objects, emitting exceptionally large amounts […] More

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