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Peaks within the moon's Tycho Crater. (Credit: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University)

An infrared close up of the moon

NASA has selected the first-of-its-kind camera called the Lunar Compact Infrared Imaging System (L-CIRiS) for payload integration and operations, launching from Earth and landing...
Telescopes, including Hubble, have monitored the Eta Carinae star system for more than two decades. It has been prone to violent outbursts, including an episode in the 1840s during which ejected material formed the bipolar bubbles seen here. Now, using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 to probe the nebula in ultraviolet light, astronomers have uncovered the glow of magnesium embedded in warm gas (shown in blue) in places they had not seen it before. The luminous magnesium resides in the space between the dusty bipolar bubbles and the outer shock-heated nitrogen-rich filaments (shown in red). The streaks visible in the blue region outside the lower-left lobe are a striking feature of the image. These streaks are created when the star’s light rays poke through the dust clumps scattered along the bubble’s surface. Wherever the ultraviolet light strikes the dense dust, it leaves a long, thin shadow that extends beyond the lobe into the surrounding gas. Eta Carinae resides 7500 light-years away. Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona, Tucson), and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute, New York)

Hubble Captures Cosmic Fireworks in Ultraviolet

Hubble offers a special view of the double star system Eta Carinae’s expanding gases glowing in red, white, and blue. This is the highest...
NASA’s TESS Mission Finds Its Smallest Planet Yet

NASA’s TESS discovers the smallest exoplanet it has ever found

NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) spacecraft is continuing to find exoplanets frequently since it began operations and now it has discovered its smallest...
This image shows an irregular galaxy named IC 10, a member of the Local Group — a collection of over 50 galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood that includes the Milky Way.

Hubble captures elusive, irregular galaxy

Recently Hubble captured an image of an irregular galaxy named IC 10, a losest-known starburst galaxy. The galaxy is experiencing a furious bout of...
NASA’s First Astrobee Robot “Bumble” Starts Flying in Space. / Image: NASA

Bumble became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power in space

Bumble, a cube-shaped free-flying robot, has become the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power in space. Such type of robots that can...
A constant outflow of solar material streams out from the Sun, depicted here in an artist's rendering. On June 20, 2019, NASA selected two new missions – the Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH) mission and Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) – to study the origins of this solar wind and how it affects Earth. Together, the missions support NASA’s mandate to protect astronauts and technology in space from such radiation. Credits: NASA

NASA selects two missions to study sun, its effects on space weather

NASA recently selected two new missions to study our sun and its dynamic effects on the space weather. One mission will study the sun's...
This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The aluminum base plate, side posts, and crossbeam around the helicopter protect the helicopter's landing legs and the attachment points that will hold it to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch

Science fiction is getting closer to reality folks! NASA is planning to send its Mars Helicopter, a part of Mars 2020 mission, to the...
This Hubble image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. The image is made up of observations from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) in the infrared and optical parts of the spectrum. Three filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues to each monochromatic image associated with an individual filter. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / J. Walsh.

An amazing new image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773

The striking image you can see above was taken by the ESA (European Space Agency) that features a barrel spiral galaxy known as NGC...
Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System- is at its biggest and brightest this month. Next week,...

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