NASA Launches International Mission to Survey Earth’s Water
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When multiple NASA telescopes observe the same cosmic region, the universe’s true colors are revealed.
May 23, 2023
The gravitational tug of a neighboring planet may heat the world’s interior, creating the right conditions for volcanic activity on the surface.
May 16, 2023
A science team gains new insight into the atmosphere of a “mini-Neptune,” a class of planet common in the galaxy but about which little is known.
May 10, 2023
A star nearing the end of its life swelled up and absorbed a Jupiter-size planet. In about 5 billion years, our Sun will go through a similar end-of-life transition.
May 3, 2023
The plan will keep Voyager 2’s science instruments turned on a few years longer than previously anticipated, enabling yet more revelations from interstellar space.
April 26, 2023
These objects are more than 100 times brighter than they should be. Observations by the agency’s NuSTAR X-ray telescope support a possible solution to this puzzle.
April 6, 2023
A massive star on the cusp of death ejected huge volumes of hot gas into space. Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument revealed the structure of the material now surrounding the star.
March 14, 2023
Peering through obscuring clouds of dust, the MIRI instrument has revealed networks of giant cavities and blown-out bubbles in the gaseous arms of distant galaxies.
Feb. 16, 2023
Recent observations of a black hole devouring a wandering star may help scientists understand more complex black hole feeding behaviors.
Dec. 20, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris and French President Emmanuel Macron previewed a new image of a pair of galaxies from the Webb telescope’s MIRI and NIRCam cameras.
Nov. 30, 2022
The youngest stars often shine in bright bursts as they consume material from surrounding disks.
Nov. 29, 2022
In a tale of cosmic proportions, the region is being transformed by the massive stars that live and die within it.
Nov. 22, 2022