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Galaxy Survives Black Hole’s Feast – For Now

Portal origin URL: Galaxy Survives Black Hole’s Feast – For NowPortal origin nid: 466527Published: Friday, November 27, 2020 - 07:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar....


TUESDAY 24. NOVEMBER 2020


A Small Satellite With Planetary Ambitions

PROJECT CubeSat Particle Aggregation and Collision Experiment, or Q-PACE SNAPSHOT Q-PACE will capture video of thousands of gentle collisions between particles in microgravity to understand the earliest steps in planet formation. Undergraduate students Clayton White (left) and Jonathan Kessluk, and graduate student Stephanie Jarmak, test the Q-PACE electronics. (Credit: University of...


MONDAY 23. NOVEMBER 2020


Noise and Light Pollution From Humans Alter Bird Reproduction

Portal origin URL: Noise and Light Pollution From Humans Alter Bird ReproductionPortal origin nid: 466148Published: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 14:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Human-produced noise and light pollution is troublesome to our avian neighbors, according to new research from a team at California Polytechnic State University, published...

Thailand Brings NASA Air Quality Data Down to Earth

Portal origin URL: Thailand Brings NASA Air Quality Data Down to EarthPortal origin nid: 466381Published: Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Thailand is using NASA Earth observations to map, monitor, and forecast air quality.Portal image: satellite image shows smoke over lower-Mekong region in Southeast...


SATURDAY 21. NOVEMBER 2020


NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

Portal origin URL: NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global OceanPortal origin nid: 466378Published: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 12:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A joint U.S.-European satellite built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force...


THURSDAY 19. NOVEMBER 2020


Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Weather Forecasting for Artemis Astronauts

Portal origin URL: Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Weather Forecasting for Artemis AstronautsPortal origin nid: 466130Published: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For Artemis astronauts traveling on missions to the Moon, two space weather instrument suites, HERMES and ERSA, will provide an early forecast.Portal...

NASA Science Live: Episode 24 - Rising Seas

Sea levels across the globe are rising as a result of a changing climate — and the rate at which they are rising is accelerating. Watch NASA Science Live Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. EST to meet NASA researchers studying these changes, and learn how the next mission launching to space will continue the nearly 30-year record of monitoring Earth’s ocean from space. Video...


WEDNESDAY 18. NOVEMBER 2020


NASA’s Roman Space Telescope to Uncover Echoes of the Universe’s Creation

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Roman Space Telescope to Uncover Echoes of the Universe’s CreationPortal origin nid: 466226Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will detect vestiges of sound waves that once rippled through the primordial cosmic sea. According to new...


TUESDAY 17. NOVEMBER 2020


The Cosmic Dust in Your Bones—NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Investigate the Intertwined Origins of Dust and Life

Portal origin URL: The Cosmic Dust in Your Bones—NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Investigate the Intertwined Origins of Dust and LifePortal origin nid: 466274Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 11:56Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers find themselves in a similar position when calculating the amount of dust galaxies should have; there is...

NASA Model Reveals How Much COVID-related Pollution Levels Deviated from the Norm

Portal origin URL: NASA Model Reveals How Much COVID-related Pollution Levels Deviated from the NormPortal origin nid: 466249Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Using computer models to generate a COVID-free 2020 for comparison, NASA researchers found that since February, pandemic restrictions have reduced...


MONDAY 16. NOVEMBER 2020


The Small Satellite That’s Paying Big Dividends

Video Length: 4:43The International Space Station is well known as an orbiting laboratory, but during the past decade the station has also served a very different role - that of being a business incubator. One of its star products is the CubeSat. Read this story Video Links: The Small Satellite That’s Paying Big Dividends -...


FRIDAY 13. NOVEMBER 2020


Aurora-Chasing Citizen Scientists Help Discover A New Feature of STEVE

Portal origin URL: Aurora-Chasing Citizen Scientists Help Discover A New Feature of STEVEPortal origin nid: 465324Published: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A new finding about the formation of streaks within the aurora-like STEVE phenomenon brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery.Portal image: A...


THURSDAY 12. NOVEMBER 2020


A Cosmic Amethyst in a Dying Star

Portal origin URL: A Cosmic Amethyst in a Dying StarPortal origin nid: 466151Published: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:50Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Earth, amethysts can form when gas bubbles in lava cool under the right conditions. In space, a dying star with a mass similar to the Sun is capable of producing a structure on par with the...

NASA's Hubble Sees Unexplained Brightness from Colossal Explosion

Portal origin URL: NASA's Hubble Sees Unexplained Brightness from Colossal ExplosionPortal origin nid: 466142Published: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 09:17Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Long ago and far across the universe, an enormous burst of gamma rays unleashed more energy in a half-second than the Sun will produce over its entire...

NASA Establishes Board to Review Planetary Data Ecosystem

Portal origin URL: NASA Establishes Board to Review Planetary Data EcosystemPortal origin nid: 466140Published: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 08:26Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has established a Planetary Data Ecosystem (PDE) Independent Review Board (IRB) to examine data collected and analyzed by the science community and which uses modern...

Hubble Catches a Cosmic Cascade

Portal origin URL: Hubble Catches a Cosmic Cascade Portal origin nid: 466054Published: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 08:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The galaxy UGCA 193, seen here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a galaxy in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant).Portal image: A Waterfall of...


TUESDAY 10. NOVEMBER 2020


Prototype Ozone Monitoring Instrument Gets Its First Look at The Sun

PROJECT Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) IV Pathfinder SNAPSHOT The miniaturized SAGE IV Pathfinder instrument may one day enable a constellation of small satellites to continue and enhance atmospheric ozone monitoring. Charles Hill, left, and John Leckey with the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) IV Pathfinder instrument during Sun-look testing at NASA's...

Independent Review Indicates NASA Prepared for Mars Sample Return Campaign

Portal origin URL: Independent Review Indicates NASA Prepared for Mars Sample Return CampaignPortal origin nid: 466106Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 10:03Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA released an independent review report Tuesday indicating the agency is now ready to undertake its Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign to bring pristine...


MONDAY 9. NOVEMBER 2020


Europa Glows: Radiation Does a Bright Number on Jupiter's Moon

Portal origin URL: Europa Glows: Radiation Does a Bright Number on Jupiter's Moon Portal origin nid: 466053Published: Monday, November 9, 2020 - 08:40Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New lab experiments re-create the environment of Europa and find that the icy moon shines, even on its nightside. The effect is more than just a cool visual.Portal...


THURSDAY 5. NOVEMBER 2020


Hubble Launches Large Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Stars

Portal origin URL: Hubble Launches Large Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby StarsPortal origin nid: 466031Published: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: To better understand stars and stellar evolution, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, has launched an ambitious new initiative with...


WEDNESDAY 4. NOVEMBER 2020


NASA Missions Help Pinpoint the Source of a Unique X-ray, Radio Burst

Portal origin URL: NASA Missions Help Pinpoint the Source of a Unique X-ray, Radio Burst Portal origin nid: 466014Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 11:10Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A supermagnetized stellar remnant known as a magnetar blasted out a mix of X-ray and radio signals never observed before. This unique event links magnetars to a...


MONDAY 2. NOVEMBER 2020


NASA Contacts Voyager 2 Using Upgraded Deep Space Network Dish

Portal origin URL: NASA Contacts Voyager 2 Using Upgraded Deep Space Network DishPortal origin nid: 465971Published: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 16:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The only radio antenna that can command the 43-year-old spacecraft has been offline since March as it gets new hardware, but work is on track to wrap up in February.Portal...

What's Up - November 2020

Cool autumn evenings are a great time to look for the Pleiades star cluster. You'll also have a couple of great opportunities to observe the Moon with Jupiter and Saturn. Plus, check out the phenomenon known as Earthshine. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Monday, November 2, 2020 -...