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NGC 541 Fuels an Irregular Galaxy in New Hubble Image

Portal origin URL: NGC 541 Fuels an Irregular Galaxy in New Hubble ImagePortal origin nid: 479706Published: Monday, May 23, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This striking pair is lenticular galaxy NGC 541 and an unusual star-forming, irregular dwarf galaxy known as Minkowski’s Object (the bluish object to the lower left of NGC...


FRIDAY 20. MAY 2022


Hubble Captures a Peculiar Pair

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures a Peculiar PairPortal origin nid: 479337Published: Friday, May 20, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of IC 4271, also known as Arp 40, is a curious pair of spiral galaxies some 800 million light-years away.Portal image: Two, face-on spiral galaxies. The...


THURSDAY 19. MAY 2022


Hubble Reaches New Milestone in Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate

Portal origin URL: Hubble Reaches New Milestone in Mystery of Universe's Expansion RatePortal origin nid: 479616Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Completing a nearly 30-year marathon, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has calibrated more than 40 "milepost markers" of space and time to help scientists...

NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental Changes

Portal origin URL: NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental ChangesPortal origin nid: 479661Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 09:36Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Continuing the collaboration that produced the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard in 2020, NASA and its international partners in Europe and Japan have combined the collective...

Hubble Focuses on a Large Lenticular

Portal origin URL: Hubble Focuses on a Large LenticularPortal origin nid: 479336Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image looks at one of the nearest, massive lenticular galaxies to Earth, NGC 1023 some 36 million light-years away.Portal image: large lens-like diffuse...


WEDNESDAY 18. MAY 2022


Hubble Peers Through Giant Elliptical’s Layers

Portal origin URL: Hubble Peers Through Giant Elliptical’s LayersPortal origin nid: 479334Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the central region of the gigantic elliptical galaxy NGC 474.Portal image: Bright, white diffuse sphere with an extremely bright...


TUESDAY 17. MAY 2022


How do You Harvest Microgreens in Microgravity?

PROJECT Microgreens Root Zone/Shoot Zone Separator Planting Box project SNAPSHOT Harvesting and containment technologies for microgreens may allow astronauts to add these delicious, nutritious crops to their space diet. LaShelle Spencer, Amentum Senior Horticultural Scientist; Lawrence Koss, Amentum Engineering Technologist; and Dr. Lucie Poulet, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, harvesting...

Hubble Reveals a River of Star Formation

Portal origin URL: Hubble Reveals a River of Star Formation Portal origin nid: 479333Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This newly revised NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Hickson Compact Group 31 (HCG 31) of galaxies highlights streams of star-formation as four dwarf galaxies interact.Portal image: A...


MONDAY 16. MAY 2022


NASA Astrobiology Unveils New Research Coordination Network at AbSciCon 2022

Portal origin URL: NASA Astrobiology Unveils New Research Coordination Network at AbSciCon 2022Portal origin nid: 479581Published: Monday, May 16, 2022 - 09:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's Astrobiology program announced its newest Research Coordination Network (RCN) ‘LIFE: Early Cells to Multicellularity,’ bringing together a...


FRIDAY 13. MAY 2022


Hubble Captures Giant Elliptical in the Head of the Serpent

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures Giant Elliptical in the Head of the SerpentPortal origin nid: 479331Published: Friday, May 13, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of galaxy cluster, Abell 2147.Portal image: A field of galaxies. A...


THURSDAY 12. MAY 2022


Scientists Grow Plants in Lunar Soil

Portal origin URL: Scientists Grow Plants in Lunar SoilPortal origin nid: 479499Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 09:47Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA-funded study breaks new ground in plant research.Portal image: Two scientists, wearing white lab coats gaze into several large clear boxes, each containing two smaller boxes of six to seven...

A Small Sombrero for Hubble

Portal origin URL: A Small Sombrero for HubblePortal origin nid: 479374Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope images NGC 7814, known as the "Little Sombrero.”Portal image: Edge-on galaxy, with a distinctive dust lane, extending from upper right to middle-left of the image....

NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands’ in Extreme Indian Heat Wave

Portal origin URL: NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands’ in Extreme Indian Heat WavePortal origin nid: 479465Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 06:20Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave on the Indian...


WEDNESDAY 11. MAY 2022


NASA Rocket Endures Flight from Norway

Portal origin URL: NASA Rocket Endures Flight from NorwayPortal origin nid: 479474Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 11:39Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Endurance rocket – on a mission to understand why Earth is habitable – has successfully launched.Portal image: rocket launches against snowy...

Hubble Spies a Hidden Galaxy

Portal origin URL: Hubble Spies a Hidden GalaxyPortal origin nid: 479375Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This sparkling, face-on Hubble view of the center of galaxy IC 342 displays intertwined tendrils of dust in spectacular arms that wrap around a brilliant core of hot gas and stars.Portal image: Pink,...


TUESDAY 10. MAY 2022


10,000 observations:

Mountain Rain or Snow citizen scientists hit Milestone Mountain Rain or Snow is a NASA-supported citizen science project that aims to improve estimates of the rain-snow transition. Learn How to...

10,000 observations: Mountain Rain or Snow citizen scientists hit Milestone

When the 10,000th observation was submitted to Mountain Rain or Snow on the morning of March 15th, wet snow was falling on much of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service was predicting slick mountain passes and possible delays due to rain for commuters in the city, but Mountain Rain or Snow observers were eager to share real-time updates of precipitation. What is falling from the...

NASA Mission Finds Tonga Volcanic Eruption Effects Reached Space

Portal origin URL: NASA Mission Finds Tonga Volcanic Eruption Effects Reached SpacePortal origin nid: 479434Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, 2022, it sent atmospheric shock waves, sonic booms, and tsunami waves around the world. Now, scientists are...

Hubble Images a Dwarf Spiral with Multiple Mysteries

Portal origin URL: Hubble Images a Dwarf Spiral with Multiple MysteriesPortal origin nid: 479376Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This Hubble image shows a section of the spiral galaxy nicknamed the Needle’s Eye – an appropriately diminutive name for a dwarf spiral galaxy.Portal image: a portion of the...


MONDAY 9. MAY 2022


NASA Science Live: We Just Opened a 50-Year-Old Moon Sample

When Apollo astronauts began bringing samples from the Moon to Earth over 50 years ago, NASA chose to keep some samples unopened and untouched for future scientists to study. Now, NASA has opened the final pristine core sample of the Moon from the Apollo 17 mission to be studied in state-of-the-art laboratories with the most up-to-date technologies. Have questions? Join NASA experts...

NASA’s InSight Records Monster Quake on Mars

Portal origin URL: NASA’s InSight Records Monster Quake on MarsPortal origin nid: 479429Published: Monday, May 9, 2022 - 12:02Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Estimated to be magnitude 5, the quake is the biggest ever detected on another planet.Portal image: Spectrogram shows the largest quake ever detected on another...


FRIDAY 6. MAY 2022


Hubble’s Double Take on a Spiral Galaxy

Portal origin URL: Hubble’s Double Take on a Spiral GalaxyPortal origin nid: 479387Published: Friday, May 6, 2022 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The magnificent spiral galaxy M99 fills the frame in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.Portal image: Face-on spiral galaxy, with a bright yellow-white core. Spiral arms sweep...


THURSDAY 5. MAY 2022


From Weather Forecasting to Climate Change, NASA’s AIRS Builds a Legacy

Portal origin URL: From Weather Forecasting to Climate Change, NASA’s AIRS Builds a LegacyPortal origin nid: 479397Published: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 14:58Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder helps researchers predict weather, analyze air pollution, monitor volcanoes, and track a changing climate. And there’s...

NASA’s Swift Tracks Potential Magnetic Flip of Monster Black Hole

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Swift Tracks Potential Magnetic Flip of Monster Black HolePortal origin nid: 479293Published: Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 13:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An unusual galactic outburst may have been sparked by a flip of the magnetic field surrounding its central black hole.Portal image: An orange and yellow accretion...