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Hubble Captures the Start of a New Spoke Season at Saturn

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures the Start of a New Spoke Season at SaturnPortal origin nid: 485477Published: Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New images of Saturn from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope herald the start of the planet's "spoke season" surrounding its equinox, when enigmatic features...


WEDNESDAY 8. FEBRUARY 2023


Meet the Winners of NASA’s 2022 Annual Space Apps Challenge

Portal origin URL: Meet the Winners of NASA’s 2022 Annual Space Apps ChallengePortal origin nid: 485488Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Meet the 10 global winners of the 2022 NASA International Space Apps Challenge.Portal image: NASA International Space Apps Challenge is written in white text and is...


TUESDAY 7. FEBRUARY 2023


Volunteers Help Discover the Reddest Free-Floating Brown Dwarf

Artist's impression of an extremely red free-floating brown dwarf like CWISE 0506. (Credit: William Pendrill) The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has just discovered an object similar to Jupiter that has some of the reddest “colors” we've ever seen for such objects. Astronomers use the word “color” in a special way, since they often look at wavelengths of light that are not...

Novel NASA instruments help scientists study Earth-bound solar radiation

PROJECT Multi-star Wavefront Control (MSWC)Compact Total Irradiance Monitor (CTIM); Compact Solar Irradiance Monitor (CSIM) SNAPSHOT A pair of NASA projects will help researchers better understand the relationship between solar radiation and phenomena on Earth like severe weather and climate change. NASA’s Compact Total Irradiance Monitor (CTIM) instrument, which will help researchers...


MONDAY 6. FEBRUARY 2023


Webb Detects Extremely Small Main Belt Asteroid

Portal origin URL: Webb Detects Extremely Small Main Belt AsteroidPortal origin nid: 485380Published: Monday, February 6, 2023 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An asteroid roughly the size of Rome’s Colosseum — between 300 to 650 feet (100 to 200 meters) in length — has been detected by an international team of European astronomers using...


SATURDAY 4. FEBRUARY 2023


NASA-ISRO Earth Science Instruments Get Send-Off Before Moving to India

Portal origin URL: NASA-ISRO Earth Science Instruments Get Send-Off Before Moving to IndiaPortal origin nid: 485390Published: Friday, February 3, 2023 - 18:32Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Dignitaries from the U.S. and Indian space agencies, along with members of the media, were invited to see NISAR’s science payload in a Jet Propulsion Laboratory...


FRIDAY 3. FEBRUARY 2023


Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula Nebula

Portal origin URL: Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula NebulaPortal origin nid: 485360Published: Friday, February 3, 2023 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A snapshot of the Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus) is featured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.Portal image: Wispy, nebulous red clouds extend from...


THURSDAY 2. FEBRUARY 2023


The SciGirls become Disk Detectives Status message

A new special episode of SciGirls, the Emmy award-winning TV show, features NASA’s Disk Detective project. The latest episode, “Dakota Stars,” joins a new collection of SciGirls in Space episodes that explore topics like human spaceflight, astronomy, and traditional star knowledge. Read...

The SciGirls become Disk Detectives

​A new SciGirls TV special called “Dakota Stars” features NASA’s Disk Detective citizen science project. A new special episode of SciGirls, the Emmy award-winning TV show, features NASA’s Disk Detective project. The latest episode, “Dakota Stars,” joins a new collection of SciGirls in Space episodes that explore topics like human spaceflight, astronomy, and traditional star...

For the First Time Hubble Directly Measures Mass of a Lone White Dwarf

Portal origin URL: For the First Time Hubble Directly Measures Mass of a Lone White DwarfPortal origin nid: 485347Published: Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time directly measured the mass of a single, isolated white dwarf.Portal...


WEDNESDAY 1. FEBRUARY 2023


What's Up: February 2023

What are some skywatching highlights in February 2023? See Jupiter and Venus appear nearer each night, as they head for a close conjunction at the start of March. Use bright stars Capella and Elnath to identify the constellation Auriga, and then find your way to two distant star clusters using Sirius as a guidepost. Learn more...


MONDAY 30. JANUARY 2023


Are Wildfires Getting Worse? – We Asked a NASA Scientist

Are wildfires getting worse? Unfortunately, yes. Changes in our climate, along with other factors, have led to wildfires increasing in intensity, severity, size and duration. NASA climate and wildfire expert Liz Hoy explains how and why NASA studies these events from the ground, air, and space to better understand the impacts they have on both a local and global scale....

Untangling a Knot of Galaxy Clusters

Portal origin URL: Untangling a Knot of Galaxy ClustersPortal origin nid: 485284Published: Monday, January 30, 2023 - 10:58Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronomers have captured a chaotic scene of mergers and collisions between at least three galaxy clusters.Portal image: Galaxy cluster Abell...


FRIDAY 27. JANUARY 2023


NASA’s Juno Team Assessing Camera After 48th Flyby of Jupiter

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Juno Team Assessing Camera After 48th Flyby of JupiterPortal origin nid: 485262Published: Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:47Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Engineering data is being evaluated to determine why the majority of images taken by the solar-powered orbiter’s JunoCam were not acquired.Portal...

Hubble Views a Stellar Duo in Orion Nebula

Portal origin URL: Hubble Views a Stellar Duo in Orion NebulaPortal origin nid: 485242Published: Friday, January 27, 2023 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The bright variable star V 372 Orionis takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.Portal image: Two bright stars with diffraction spikes. Larger star:...


THURSDAY 26. JANUARY 2023


NASA’s Fermi Detects First Gamma-Ray Eclipses From ‘Spider’ Star Systems

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Fermi Detects First Gamma-Ray Eclipses From ‘Spider’ Star SystemsPortal origin nid: 485227Published: Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists have discovered the first gamma-ray eclipses from a special type of binary star system using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space...


WEDNESDAY 25. JANUARY 2023


NASA’s Lucy Team Announces New Asteroid Target

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Lucy Team Announces New Asteroid TargetPortal origin nid: 485217Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 11:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will add another asteroid encounter to its 4-billion-mile journey. On Nov. 1, 2023, Lucy will get a close-up view of a small main-belt asteroid to conduct an...

NASA’s Webb Telescope Receives Top Space Foundation Award

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Webb Telescope Receives Top Space Foundation AwardPortal origin nid: 485216Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 09:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team has been selected to receive the 2023 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration, a top award from the Space...


TUESDAY 24. JANUARY 2023


Applied technology will block light from multi-star systems to search for Earth-like planets

PROJECT Multi-star Wavefront Control (MSWC) SNAPSHOT Multi-star wavefront control technology enables imaging planets in systems with multiple suns (such as Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to us) and searching them for signs of life. In 1990, at the behest of Carl Sagan, the Voyager mission took a photo of Earth from 3.7 billion miles away (image at left). The next challenge is...


MONDAY 23. JANUARY 2023


NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central Valley

Portal origin URL: NASA Measures Underground Water Flowing From Sierra to Central ValleyPortal origin nid: 485173Published: Monday, January 23, 2023 - 11:31Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This source accounts for about 10% of all the water that enters this highly productive farmland, including rivers and rain.Portal image: Water flowing deep...

Webb Unveils Dark Side of Pre-stellar Ice Chemistry

Portal origin URL: Webb Unveils Dark Side of Pre-stellar Ice ChemistryPortal origin nid: 485155Published: Monday, January 23, 2023 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An international team of astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an in-depth inventory of the deepest, coldest ices measured to date in a molecular...