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May 22, 2019

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The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance ... read more
Blue supergiants are rock-and-roll: they live fast and die young. This makes them rare and difficult to study. Before space telescopes were invented, few blue supergiants had ... read more
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's ... read more
The Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth's atmosphere in 2013; to prevent another such impact, ... read more
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Hubble's Dazzling Display of 2 Colliding Galaxies

Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies first discovered in 1784. A long time ago gravity drew the two galaxies together ... read more

What Does the Milky Way Weigh? Hubble and Gaia Investigate

We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our galaxy's mass, using NASA's Hubble Space ... read more

Scientists Tackle Major Challenges to Sending Astronauts to Search for Life on Mars

An international team of researchers is tackling one of the biggest problems of space travel to Mars: what happens when we get ... read more

Houston, We're Here to Help the Farmers

Farmers irrigating their crops may soon be getting some help from space. In 2018, scientists launched ECOSTRESS, a new instrument now attached to the International Space Station. Its mission: to ... read more

Tiny Neptune Moon Spotted by Hubble May Have Broken from Larger Moon

After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they ... read more

LOFAR Radio Telescope Reveals Secrets of Solar Storms

The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA ... read more

New Technology Helps Address Big Problems for Small Satellites

The small size and relatively low cost of CubeSats have made them a popular choices for commercial launches in recent years, but the process to propel such satellites in space comes with a number of ... read more

To Catch a Wave, Rocket Launches from Top of World

On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m. EST the CAPER-2 mission launched from Norway. The rocket flew through active aurora borealis, or northern lights, to study the waves that accelerate electrons into our ... read more

Brain Condition Related to Long-Term Spaceflights Needs More Attention, Data

More people are poised to explore space than ever before; those who do will experience the effects of microgravity on the human ... read more

Environmental Protection in Outer Space?

Should regulations for environmental protection be valid beyond our solar system? Currently, extra-terrestrial forms of life are only deemed worth protecting if they can be scientifically ... read more

Making the Hubble's Deepest Images Even Deeper

It has taken researchers almost three years to produce the deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of 'lost' light around the largest galaxies in ... read more

Prolonged Spaceflight Could Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

Researchers report impaired NK-cell function during long-duration space ... read more

New Way Supermassive Black Holes Are 'Fed'

A new study finds that some supermassive black holes are 'triggered' to grow, suddenly devouring a large amount of gas in their ... read more

Long-Duration Space Missions Have Lasting Effects on Spinal Muscles

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a new ... read more

Astronomers Observe Evolution of a Black Hole as It Wolfs Down Stellar Material

On March 11, an instrument aboard the International Space Station detected an enormous explosion of X-ray light that grew to be six times as bright as the Crab Nebula, nearly 10,000 light years away ... read more

Space Microbes Aren't So Alien After All

A new study has found that -- despite its seemingly harsh conditions -- the ISS is not causing bacteria to mutate into dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The bacteria are instead simply ... read more

New Nanosatellite System Captures Better Imagery at Lower Cost

Researchers have developed a new satellite imaging system that could revolutionize the economics and imagery available from space-based cameras and even earth-based ... read more

The Coolest Experiment in the Universe

NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory on the International Space Station is the first facility in orbit to produce clouds of "ultracold" atoms, which can reach a fraction of a degree above ... read more

NASA Telescopes Take a Close Look at the Brightest Comet of 2018

As the brilliant comet 46P/Wirtanen streaked across the sky, NASA telescopes caught it on camera from multiple ... read more

How Does Your Garden Grow in Space?

Understanding how plants respond to microgravity is critical to providing fresh food during space exploration initiatives. Researchers compared two methods - RNA-Seq and microarray -- of analyzing ... read more

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