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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ECOSTRESS image

Like many people, plants are less active at night. The agency's 'space botanist' can see when they begin to stir, and start their day.



Thursday, January 30, 2020

Spitzer Project Scientist Joseph Hunt stands in Mission Control

For more than 16 years, the infrared observatory revealed new wonders in our solar system, our galaxy and beyond. Its legacy lays the groundwork for future infrared explorers.



Tuesday, January 28, 2020

This artist's concept depicts one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft entering interstellar space

The spacecraft's science instruments were turned off by a fault protection routine, which allows the spacecraft to automatically take actions to protect itself.



Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Artist's concept of entinel-6A/Jason-CS mission

The joint U.S.-European mission to study the effects of global warming on the oceans, has a new name to honor NASA's Michael Freilich.



Monday, January 27, 2020

University Science Bowl winners

High school teams had mere seconds to answer complex science and math questions in in the regional round of the National Science Bowl.



Monday, January 27, 2020

Tarantula nebula

This spidery cloud of gas and dust is home to seveal fascinating features. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope first observed the region in 2003, again in 2019, and many times in between.



Friday, January 24, 2020

Artist's rendering of a

In the scorching atmosphere of exoplanet KELT-9b, even molecules are torn to shreds.



Thursday, January 23, 2020

NESSI

The infrared instrument at Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope holds the promise of deepening our understanding of planets beyond our Sun.



Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hale Telescope

Take a front-row seat as scientists test a powerful new tool in the search for planets beyond our solar system.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope launches

While the Spitzer Space Telescope is headed for retirement, many of its breakthroughs will be studied more precisely with NASA's forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope.