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  • newTwo Emmys For NASA
    NASA Wins Two Emmy Awards for Interactive Mission Coverage "NASA's efforts to engage a broader audience in exploration through the use of social media and online features was recognized with two Emmy Awards for interactive programming this weekend. D…
    - 4 hours ago 17 Sep 19, 2:31am -
  • newSenior NASA Staff Find New Jobs Fast
    SNC Welcomes Janet Kavandi to Lead Space Programs Former NASA Astronaut and Center Director Joins Space Innovator (16 September) "... former NASA astronaut and Glenn Research Center director, Janet Kavandi, will join SNC as Senior Vice President for…
    - 9 hours ago 16 Sep 19, 10:02pm -
  • newAd Astra Makes Visits With NASA
    Ad Astra: A Conversation with Brad Pitt, James Gray and NASA Officials "Join us for a special evening with Brad Pitt as he discusses his new film Ad Astra. He will be joined by writer and director James Gray...
    - 10 hours ago 16 Sep 19, 8:44pm -
  • Is NASA Going To Have Two Centers Named "Armstrong"?
    Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong, AP "Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Th…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 19, 1:07pm -
  • More Q&A With Opifex Global About Their Astronaut Training Thing
    Keith's update: I got another response from Barton Bollfrass at Opifex Global and their commercial astronaut training company in response to questions I submitted after they contacted me about doing a possible story. (Posted below) I really do not...
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 19, 11:02am -
  • JSC Is Not Very Excited About NASA's Economic Impact on Texas (Update)
    NASA: A Texas Institution with a Large Economic Impact, Texas Comptroller "The Johnson Space Center (JSC) makes a $4.7 billion annual impact on the Texas economy and supports more than 52,000 jobs, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today in a...
    - 3 days ago 14 Sep 19, 1:07am -
  • Saralyn Mark Responds To Marsha Ivins' Gender Diversity Op Ed
    Keith's note: Several weeks ago I posted some commentary "Marsha Ivins Opines On Gender Diversity At NASA: "Enough Already!" With regard to an opinion piece in Time magazine by former astronaut Marsha Ivins wherein she takes issue with comments...
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 19, 9:12pm -
  • Selling The Space Force Thing With "Red Moon" Scare Tactics
    Is the Senate ready to protect American interests in space?, Op Ed, The Hill "And that's a dangerous place to be. Nobody wants to be on record as having been the one who "lost space" and enabled a "red moon."...
    - 5 days ago 12 Sep 19, 1:35am -
  • Bad News From Earth
    11 September 2001: Bad news from Earth, SpaceRef "The news from Earth that morning wasn't good. Frank Culbertson would soon find that some of the day's pre-planned routine would be altered. As soon as he was told of the attacks,...
    - 6 days ago 11 Sep 19, 9:52am -
  • 9-11: Old Flags, Sheer Terror, and Red Begonias
    Keith's note: I have lived in the Metro Washington DC area for 33 years - more than half my life. When I first moved to DC to work at NASA HQ I lived in Pentagon City directly across from...
    - 6 days ago 11 Sep 19, 4:00am -
  • JSC Goes Out Of Its Way To Hide Good News (Update)
    Cruz's test: how to keep Houston central to space flight [Editorial] "But the flesh-and-blood part of the techno-wizardry of the Space program has always run first through Houston. Not Huntsville, Cape Canaveral nor any of many NASA facilities around…
    - 7 days ago 9 Sep 19, 10:19pm -
  • DoD Seems To Be More Interested In Space Futures Than NASA Is
    Report: The Future of Space 2060 and Implications for U.S. Strategy: Report on the Space Futures Workshop, Air Force Space Command 5 September 2019 "Key conclusions reached were: - The U.S. must recognize that in 2060, space will be a...
    - 8 days ago 9 Sep 19, 2:45pm -
  • Rewriting Weather History With A Sharpie (Update)
    Statement from NOAA "From Wednesday, August 28, through Monday, September 2, the information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian…
    - 8 days ago 9 Sep 19, 2:36pm -
  • Space Force Is Worried About Being Called Silly Names
    What will we call the men and women of the Space Force?, The Hill "In the shorter term, Space Force personnel may conduct operations beyond Earth orbits in the near- to mid-term, so the nickname "orbiter" may unduly limit their...
    - 9 days ago 8 Sep 19, 1:21am -
  • NASAWatch on CGTN - Lunar Exploration

    - 9 days ago 8 Sep 19, 12:50am -

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  • newDefrosting Dunes On Mars
    This captivating image was taken in the north polar region of Mars by the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's CaSSIS camera....
    - 4 hours ago 17 Sep 19, 2:54am -
  • Hyperspectral Orbital Image Of Baja California
    This Copernicus Sentinel-1 image takes us just south of the US border, to the region of Baja California in northwest Mexico. Its capital city, Mexicali, is visible top left of the image....
    - 1 day ago 15 Sep 19, 10:22pm -
  • WFIRST Will Help Uncover The Universe's Fate
    Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed "dark energy" makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don't know much more about it....
    - 1 day ago 15 Sep 19, 10:19pm -
  • Suomi NPP Tracks Fire and Smoke Over North And South America
    Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols....
    - 1 day ago 15 Sep 19, 10:17pm -
  • Hubble Glimpses Faint Galaxy UGC 695
    This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, focuses on an object named UGC 695, which is located 30 million light-years away within the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), also known as the Whale....
    - 1 day ago 15 Sep 19, 10:14pm -
  • New Hubble Imagery Of Saturn
    Anyone who has ever peered at Saturn through a small telescope is immediately enticed by its elegant rings, which make the far-flung planet one of the most exotic-looking, opulent worlds in the solar system....
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 19, 3:38am -
  • Mars 2020 Rover Spun Up For Center Of Gravity Determination
    Engineers took NASA's Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was rotated clockwise and counterclockwise at about 1 revolution per minute on what is called a spin table in the clean room of...
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 19, 3:34am -
  • Towering Balloon-like Features Discovered Near The Center Of The Milky Way
    An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of the Milky Way - a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and below the central region of...
    - 4 days ago 13 Sep 19, 3:31am -
  • Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely To Be An Interstellar Visitor
    A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system....
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 19, 10:25pm -
  • First Water Detected On An Extrasolar Planet In A Habitable Zone
    With data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth within the habitable zone....
    - 5 days ago 11 Sep 19, 7:05pm -
  • Satellite Data Record Shows Climate Change's Impact on Fires
    Hot and dry. These are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it's the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its...
    - 6 days ago 11 Sep 19, 5:24am -
  • Avalanche Season On Mars
    Every spring the sun shines on the side of the stack of layers at the North Pole of Mars known as the north polar layered deposits. The warmth destabilizes the ice and blocks break loose....
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 19, 1:53am -
  • The Formation Of The Martian Moons
    Almost all the planets of our solar system have moons. Each planetary system has however unique characteristics....
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 19, 1:50am -
  • Migrating Scarps as a Significant Driver for Cometary Surface Evolution
    Rosetta observations of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) reveal that most changes occur in the fallback-generated smooth terrains, vast deposits of granular material blanketing the comet's northern hemisphere....
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 19, 1:44am -
  • Hubble Explores Formation And Evolution of Star Clusters
    Just as people of the same age can vary greatly in appearance and shape, so do collections of stars or stellar aggregates....
    - 7 days ago 10 Sep 19, 1:40am -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Water Vapor Discovered on Distant Exoplanet
Water Vapor Discovered on Distant Exoplanet
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A Lunar Corona over Turin
A Lunar Corona over Turin
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A Long Storm System on Saturn
A Long Storm System on Saturn
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Little Planet to Exoplanets
Little Planet to Exoplanets
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A Harvest Moon
A Harvest Moon
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The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust
The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust
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