A hundred days of science for Thomas
“I am finding it magical every day, but there is also a lot of routine,” says ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet reflecting on his first 100 days aboard the International Space Station during his second mission. In total, Thomas has logged 296 days in space.
Planetary Sleuthing Finds Triple-Star World
Years after its detection, astronomers have confirmed a planet called KOI-5Ab orbiting in a triple-star system with a skewed configuration.
Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon
NASA astrophysicist Knicole Colon describes her work on the Kepler, Hubble, TESS and Webb missions, and takes us on a tour of some of her favorite planets.
Sometimes Black Holes Are Prettier in Pink
This image, taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in 2012, shows an extraordinary outburst from a black hole.
AAS Names 29 NASA-Affiliated Legacy Fellows
Twenty-nine scientists working at or affiliated with NASA have been named Fellows of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America.
Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova
Astronomers now have evidence from two X-ray telescopes (Chandra and NuSTAR) for a key component of a famous supernova remnant. This latest study shows that a "pulsar wind nebula" created by such a neutron star may be present.
How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds
Thousands of computers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA's Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life.
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Careers at ESA
The Give and Take of Mega-Flares From Stars
These two images contain some of the thousands of stars from a new survey by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Cool Flames Created During a First for International Space Station Research
Cool flames, flames that burn at extremely low temperatures, are nearly impossible to create in Earth’s gravity.
NASA Extends Contract for Commercialization of Low-Earth Orbit
NASA has extended a contract to companies around the United States to provide spaceflight hardware, software, and mission integration and operations services on a commercial basis for the agency’s International Space Station Program in support of the commercialization of low-Earth orbit.
Space Station 20th: STS-104 Brings Quest Joint Airlock to the Space Station
Space Station 20th: STS-104 Brings Quest Joint Airlock to the Space Station
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 5, 2021
Crew members aboard the ISS conducted scientific investigations during the week of July 5 that included studies of the effect of microgravity on human gripping and movement, protein crystal growth, and using capillary forces to water plants in space.
At 59, Kennedy Diversifies, Flourishes as Multi-User Spaceport
In 1962 when America was going to the Moon, NASA established Kennedy Space Center in Florida as its Launch Operations Center.
XMM-Newton sees light echo from behind a black hole
US Interns, Texas, Bulgarian Students to Hear from Space Station Astronauts
Students across the globe have opportunities this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of June 21, 2021
The week of June 21, crew members aboard the ISS conducted scientific investigations that included studies of how cells detect gravity, solidification of metal alloys, and how complex plasmas form in space.
NASA Updates Coverage, Invites Public to Virtually Join Starliner Launch
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch, launch, and docking activities for the agency’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station.
About Half of Sun-Like Stars Could Host Rocky, Potentially Habitable Planets
According to new research using data from NASA’s retired planet-hunting mission, the Kepler space telescope, about half the stars similar in temperature to our Sun could have a rocky planet capable of supporting liquid water on its surface.
Bubbles with Titanium Trigger Titanic Explosions
Scientists have found fragments of titanium blasting out of a famous supernova. This discovery, made with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, could be a major step in pinpointing exactly how some giant stars explode.
NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations
Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Gigantic Jet Spied from Black Hole in Early Universe
Astronomers have discovered evidence for an extraordinarily long jet of particles coming from a supermassive black hole in the early universe, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
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.
Galaxies Hit Single, Doubles, and a Triple (Growing Black Holes)
When three galaxies collide, what happens to the huge black holes at the centers of each? A new study using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes reveals new information about how many black holes are furiously growing after these galactic smash ups.
Statements on Senate Confirmation of Margaret Vo Schaus as NASA CFO
The following are statements from Margaret Vo Schaus, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy on Friday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Schaus as NASA’s chief financial officer:
NASA Statement on GAO Ruling Regarding Human Landing System Protest
The following is the NASA statement in response to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision released Friday on the human landing system protest:
Magnetized Threads Weave Spectacular Galactic Tapestry
Threads of superheated gas and magnetic fields are weaving a tapestry of energy at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. A new image of this new cosmic masterpiece was made using a giant mosaic of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa.
Eutelsat Quantum liftoff
Week in images: 26 - 30 July 2021
Week in images: 26 - 30 July 2021 ;
Earth from Space: Malé, the Maldives
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Malé – the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives.
Juice takes the heat
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of June 28, 2021
Scientific investigations conducted the week of June 28 aboard the International Space Station included studies on characterization of microbial pathogens, magnetic assembly of colloid structures, and plant gene expression.
Freeze Drying, Oral Health Experiments Make Speedy Return from Space Station Aboard SpaceX Dragon
A suite of International Space Station scientific experiments soon journey back to Earth aboard the 22nd SpaceX commercial resupply services mission for NASA.
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 26, 2021
Crew members aboard the International Space Station conducted scientific investigations during the week of July 26 that included studies of advanced materials, improving the food supply in space, and producing alloys without using a container.
NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection Support
NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.
Imagining Another Earth
This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star.
First X-rays from Uranus Discovered
Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus for the first time, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic ice giant planet in our solar system.
Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight
This artist's illustration shows what Kepler-1649c could look like from its surface.
Rare Blast’s Remains Discovered in Milky Way Center
Astronomers may have found our galaxy’s first example of an unusual kind of stellar explosion. This discovery, made with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, adds to the understanding of how some stars shatter and seed the universe with elements critical for life on Earth.
Chandra Turns Up the Heat in the Milky Way Center
This 2004 image was produced by combining a dozen Chandra observations made of a 130 light-year region in the center of the Milky Way.
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 19, 2021
Crew members aboard the International Space Station conducted scientific investigations during the week of July 19 that included studies of how tardigrades adapt to stressful environments, using sound to capture and manipulate objects, and the effects of space station vibrations on experiments.
NASA Awards Stennis Information Technology Services Contract
NASA has selected SaiTech Inc., a woman-owned small business based in Bethesda, Maryland, to provide information technology services at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Reprogrammable satellite launched
A sophisticated telecommunications satellite that can be completely repurposed while in space has launched.
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 12, 2021
Crew members aboard the ISS conducted scientific investigations during the week of July 12 that included studies of growing pepper plants, how changes in human perceptions in microgravity can affect performance, and testing improved coatings to protect spacecraft from the harsh environment of space.
NASA’s 10th Space Apps Challenge Increases Global Participation
To mark the 10th International Space Apps Challenge, the largest annual global hackathon in the world, NASA is collaborating with nine space agency partners to bring the event to even more communities Oct. 2-3, 2021.
NASA Invites Media to International Space Station Update
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, July 29, to discuss the status of International Space Station activities.
NASA Celebrates National Intern Day 2021
NASA will host a variety of events and interactive opportunities celebrating the agency’s interns and their contributions to its missions in recognition of National Intern Day, held this year on Thursday, July 29.
Jupiter mission passes space vacuum test
NASA Previews Science on Next Northrop Grumman Space Station Mission
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 2, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 16th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.