In June 2022, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope made one of its first observations, capturing the rare sight of a Wolf-Rayet star in unprecedented detail. The star, WR 124, is located in the constellation Sagittarius and is 15,000 light-years away.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is providing unprecedented resolution looks at nearby galaxies’ star formation, gas, and dust.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is providing unprecedented resolution at infrared wavelengths to researchers who are getting their first look at nearby galaxies’ star formation, gas, and dust. As a result, the team has produced 21 research papers that give new insights into how the beginnings of star formation impact the evolution of galaxies.
NASA, DARPA Will Test Nuclear Engine for Future Mars Missions
NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Tuesday a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, an enabling capability for NASA crewed missions to Mars.
NASA to Air Live Coverage of US Spacewalk for Solar Array Installation
The agency will provide live coverage of the spacewalk beginning at 6:30 a.m. on NASA Television, the app, and the agency’s website.
NASA’s Orion Returns to Earth After Historic Moon Mission.
NASA’s Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, at 9:40 a.m. PST Sunday after a record-breaking mission, traveling more than 1.4 million miles on a path around the Moon and returning safely to Earth, completing the Artemis I flight test.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical profile of a distant world’s skies.
The atmospheric composition of the hot gas giant exoplanet WASP-39 b has been revealed.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the once-hidden features of the protostar within the dark cloud L1527 – a fiery hourglass as new star forms.
The protostar itself is hidden from view within the “neck” of this hourglass shape. An edge-on protoplanetary disk is seen as a dark line across the middle of the neck. Light from the protostar leaks above and below this disk, illuminating cavities within the surrounding gas and dust.
Liftoff! NASA’s Artemis I Mega Rocket Launches Orion to Moon!
NASA’s Space Launch System rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft launches on the Artemis I flight test, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Dark Energy Camera spots the largest potentially hazardous asteroid (NEAs)detected in the last eight years.
Twilight observations with the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, have enabled astronomers to spot three near-Earth asteroids (NEA) hiding in the glare of the Sun.
Thank you JWST, for the clearest picture of Neptune’s rings in more than three decades.
Neptune has fascinated researchers since its discovery in 1846. Located 30 times farther from the Sun than Earth, Neptune orbits in the remote, dark region of the outer solar system. And it has rings!