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JPL Shares in Cosmology Prize for Planck Mission

The 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize has been awarded to the European Space Agency's Planck mission, in which NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory played a major role.

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Witnessing a Planetary Wreckage

Witnessing a Planetary Wreckage

Astronomers were surprised to see these data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in January 2013, showing a huge eruption of dust around a star called NGC 2547-ID8. In this plot, infrared brightness is represented on the vertical axis, and time on the horizontal axis.

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Astrophysics Missions

Galaxy Evolution Explorer
Uses ultraviolet wavelengths to measure the history of star formation 80 percent of the way back to the Big Bang.
Mission home page

Exoplanet
Updates, documents, and in-depth information about NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program.
Exoplanet web site

Keck Interferometer
Links two 10-meter (33-foot) telescopes, which form the world's most powerful optical telescope system.
Telescope home page

Kepler Mission
The Kepler Mission will search for Earth-like planets with the "transit" method.
Kepler home page

Palomar Observatory
A joint effort between JPL and the California Institute of Technology, the Palomar Observatory houses a collection of famous telescopes.
Palomar home page

PlanetQuest web site
The latest news, images, and information about NASA's search for exoplanets and another Earth.
PlanetQuest web site

Spitzer Space Telescope
Uses infrared technology to study celestial objects that are too cool, too dust-enshrouded or too far away to otherwise be seen.
Mission home page

Voyager to the Outer Planets
Voyager 1 and 2 flew past Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 1 is now approaching interstellar space.
Mission home page

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE is mapping the entire sky in infrared light, uncovering the coolest stars, the universe's most luminous galaxies and some of the darkest near-Earth asteroids and comets.
Mission home page


Eta Carinae's great eruption in the 1840s created the billowing Homunculus Nebula NASA's NuSTAR Mission Proves Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays

Data from NASA's NuSTAR space telescope suggests that the massive and luminous star system Eta Carinae is accelerating particles that may reach Earth as cosmic rays.

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Artist's conception of what life could look like on the surface of a distant planet NASA Asks: Will We Know Life When We See It?

Leading researchers in astronomy, biology and geology came together to take stock of the search for life on distant planets and take steps to move related sciences forward.

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Earth Federal Government Releases National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Plan

A new multiagency report outlines how the U.S. could become better prepared for near-Earth objects -- asteroids and comets whose orbits come within 30 million miles of Earth -- otherwise known as NEOs.

Read more (Jun. 20)

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Four Years of NEOWISE Asteroid Data NEOWISE: Four Years of Asteroid and Comet Data

NASA's asteroid-hunting NEOWISE survey has observed or detected more than 29,000 asteroids in infrared light.

Art of Astrophysics Art of Astrophysics

How do you visualize distant worlds that you can't see? A team of artists uses scientific data to imagine exoplanets and other astrophysical phenomena.

What's Up - June 2017 What's Up - June 2017

Plan a planet party at midnight and compare features on Jupiter and Saturn.

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