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CTB 1, seen here in a deep exposure that highlights visible light from hydrogen gas, is the expanding wreckage of a massive star that exploded some 10,000 years ago. The pulsar formed in the center of the collapsing star is moving so fast it has completely exited the faint shell. Credit: Copyright Scott Rosen, used with permission

NASA’s Fermi satellite clocks Cannonball pulsar speeding through space

A pulsar is a highly magnetized rotating neutron star that emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation. One such pulsar PSR J0002+6216 has a radio-emitting...
This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on January 19 was created by combining two images taken on board NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Other image processing techniques were also applied, such as cropping and adjusting the brightness and contrast of each image. Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Lockheed Martin

Near-Earth asteroid Bennu is an active space rock

Bennu is close to Earth, it's really old and well-preserved. It might even help us in our search for clues to the origins of...
This artist's concept shows planet KELT-9b, an example of a "hot Jupiter," or a gas giant planet orbiting very close to its parent star. KELT-9b is an extreme example of a hot Jupiter, with dayside temperatures reaching 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit (4,300 Celcius). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Cooking up alien atmospheres on earth

NASA's JPL scientists are recreating conditions that found in the atmospheres of a special class of exoplanets called 'hot Jupiters' using a high-temperature "oven"...
This LRO image shows areas of potential frost on the moon's surface. (Photo Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio)

NASA spotted hopping liquid water on Moon’s surface

Earth’s Moon was once assumed to be a dry and dusty place, but over time that image has changed. But the Moon isn't nearly...
Nasa is about to test a giant solar drone that broadcasts 5G

Nasa is about to test a giant solar drone that broadcasts 5G

SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational company in collaboration NASA and U.S. aerospace company AeroVironment is about to test a massive solar-powered drone that...
At 1:05 a.m. EDT (0505 UTC) on Sept. 28, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite provided a visible image of Typhoon Haleh that revealed a clear eye and a powerful storm. Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)

NASA finds wind shear adversely affecting Haleh

NASA's Terra satellite offers visible imagery suggesting that northerly wind shear is largely affecting Tropical Cyclone Haleh and consistently weakening the storm. The image showed...
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is safely aboard the company’s recovery vessel, Go Searcher, following splashdown at 8:45 a.m. EST on Friday, March 8, 2019. Image credit: NASA TV

Crew Dragon Splashes Down in Atlantic Ending First Commercial Crew Mission

On March 2, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and the rocket was launched and underwent to the International Space Station. Known as Demo-1,...
An artist's concept of the Kepler-1658 system. Sound waves propagating through the stellar interior were used to characterize the star and the planet. Kepler-1658b, orbiting with a period of just 3.8 days, was the first exoplanet candidate discovered by Kepler nearly 10 years ago. Credit: Gabriel Perez Diaz/Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Kepler’s first planet candidate confirmed, 10 years later

In February 2019, Ashley Chontos, a graduate student of University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy, confirmed the existence of a massive hot Jupiter Kepler-1658b...
A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Demo-1, the first uncrewed mission of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The on-time liftoff occurred at 2:49 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019. Photo credit: NASA

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launched

For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and the rocket is underway to the International Space Station, following...

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