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By Jeanette Kazmierczak NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

NASA’s NICER mission finds an X-ray pulsar in a record-fast orbit

Though Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission, NASA scientists have found two stars that revolve around each other every 38 minutes — about...
In a turbulent magnetic environment, magnetic field lines become scrambled. As the field lines cross, intense electric currents (shown here as bright regions) form and eventually trigger magnetic reconnection (indicated by a flash), which is an explosive event that releases magnetic energy accumulated in the current layers and ejects high-speed bi-directional jets of electrons. Credit: NASA Goddard’s Conceptual Image Lab/Lisa Poje; Simulations by: University of Chicago/Colby Haggerty; University of Delaware/Tulasi Parashar

NASA spacecraft discovers new magnetic process in turbulent space

The space immediately around Earth is full of hidden secrets and invisible processes. In a new discovery, NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft — MMS has captured a...
Illustration of the NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) spacecraft, which will track changes in the distribution of Earth’s mass, providing insights into climate, Earth system processes and the impacts of some human activities. GRACE-FO is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water

NASA is all set to launch a new pair of spacecraft to observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust on Saturday, May...
Fluid Lensing camera technology

New camera technology to reveal underwater ecosystems from above

Scuba divers and snorkelers spend vacations visiting exotic coastal locations to see vibrant coral ecosystems and to analyze the health of the reefs that are...
Shearable Earth

Technology to doubles scientists’ view of ocean-wind interactions

NASA scientists are working hard to unravel the mysteries of our planet’s ocean surface currents and winds. For this, they also have developed a new...
Sea ice in the Arctic as seen from ATom’s DC-8 in January 2017. Credits: NASA / Róisín Commane

NASA’s world tour of atmosphere reveals some surprises

71% of the Earth is covered by water and two-thirds of Earth's atmosphere reside over the oceans. In order to quantify the gases and...
The custom shipping container holding NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is prepared for unloading from the C-17 of the United States Air Force’s 436th Airlift Wing after landing at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, Florida, on the morning of April 3, 2018. Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

NASA’s mission to touch the sun arrives in the sunshine state

In order to unlock the mysteries of the sun, NASA made an announced about their Parker Solar Probe mission. The main objective of the mission...
A gigantic and resilient “cold front” hurtling through the Perseus galaxy cluster has been studied using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Credits: NASA/CXC/GSFC/S. Walker, ESA/XMM, ROSAT

Scientists surprised by relentless cosmic cold front

This winter has brought numerous exceptional and robust storms, with cold fronts clearing crosswise over a significant part of the United States. On a...
A SpaceX Dragon launched at 4:30 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida delivering more than 5,800 pounds of equipment and research to the International Space Station. Credits: NASA

New research heading for the space station on the 14th Space X Resupply Mission

With the new launch of SpaceX commercial resupply on Monday 4:30 p.m. EDT, astronauts in the space soon will receive a delivery of experiments dealing with...