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Apr. 13, 2017 — Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in ... read more

Scientist Measures Brightness of the Universe With NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft

Apr. 11, 2017 — Images taken by NASA's New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto, and now the Kuiper Belt, have given scientists an unexpected tool for measuring the brightness of all the galaxies in the ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A Great Cold Spot comparable in scale to Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot (24,000 km west-east and 12,000 km north-south) has been found on the planet. The phenomenon, only recently observed, may ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results. The metal ions can reveal previously invisible activity in the mysterious electrically charged upper ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Using a giant galaxy cluster as a cosmic-scale lens, astronomers have discovered a galaxy from the early universe that they think is 'typical' of its time. This could help astronomers ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — A composite image of Uranus by Voyager 2 and two different observations made by Hubble shows one for the ring and one for the auroras found around the ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Pre-supernova stars may show signs of instability for months before the big explosion, spewing material into space and creating a dense gas shell around themselves, report scientists in a new ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Astronomers have detected an atmosphere on another Earth-like planet. This marks the first detection of an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet other than Earth itself, and thus is a significant ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — On April 3, 2017, as Jupiter made its nearest approach to Earth in a year, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope viewed the solar system's largest planet in all of its up-close ... read more

Doubly Accelerated Electrons Detected in Collisions of Galaxy Clusters

Apr. 4, 2017 — A cosmic phenomenon resulting from the acceleration of a gas cloud by a black hole and its reacceleration by the shock waves from the merging of two galaxy clusters has been described by an ... read more

Apr. 1, 2017 — Following a new NASA bill, passed in March by the US Congress and which authorizes $19.5 billion spending for space exploration in 2017, manned missions to Mars are closer to reality than ever ... read more

Basic Plasma Wave Physics Reshaped by NASA Observations

Mar. 31, 2017 — NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — The vast majority of cosmic objects appear in astronomical catalogs and are given rather less poetic names based on the order of their ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Research into space farming has resulted in numerous Earth-based advances (e.g., LED lighting for greenhouse and vertical farm applications; new seed potato propagation techniques, etc.) There are ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — New research has uncovered a mechanism, similar to one that occurs on Earth, which may allow new insights into forecasting space weather and activity on the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A mysterious flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained. This source likely comes from some sort of destructive event, but ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe the remnant of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Beyond just delivering a beautiful image, Hubble may well have ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Three stars have been discovered that now hold the record as the youngest-known examples of a super-fast star ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in the United States, and ... read more

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