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  • newWhy Is NASA Blurring These SLS Photos? (Update)
    Look at this @NASA picture of the @NASA_SLS Intertank. On the left you can see cables. But in these other @NASA photos that specific region is blurred. Why? - pics from @NASASpaceflight pic.twitter.com/cH8QJr5B2i— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) March…
    - 5 hours ago 23 Mar 19, 10:34pm -
  • National Space Council Plans Another Scripted Event (Update)
    Fifth Meeting of the National Space Council March 26 in Huntsville "On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. CDT, Vice President Mike Pence will chair the fifth meeting of the National Space Council at the U.S. Space & Rocket...
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 19, 3:42am -
  • NASA WorldWind Shutting Down
    NASA WorldWind Project Suspension FAQ "WorldWind is an open source virtual globe API. WorldWind allows developers to quickly and easily create interactive visualizations of 3D globe, map and geographical information. Organizations around the world us…
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 19, 2:53am -
  • Watch SpaceX Make Some Noise In Boca Chica (Update - Its Quiet)
    Watch the live Starship cam to see if there are any @SpaceX tests today at Boca Chica https://t.co/IqgEXrTRnZ— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) March 21, 2019 Watching the live webcam focused on the @SpaceX test site in Boca Chica - from a...
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 8:42pm -
  • Watching SpaceX Compress The Rocketship Design Process
    IMHO @JimBridenstine @ElonMusk It is Interesting to watch @SpaceX compress design iterations of launch vehicles to months or a year while it takes @NASA decades to do so. "SpaceX goes all-in on steel Starship, scraps expensive carbon fiber BFR t…
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 19, 2:38am -
  • Watching A Large Impactor From Orbit
    A video showing the smoke trail from the #Meteor over the Bering Strait last December, produced using data from @JMA_kishou's #Himawari satellite.The orange meteor trail in the middle, shadow above-left. Hi-res copy: https://t.co/EXn8sFb556 pic.t…
    - 4 days ago 20 Mar 19, 5:35am -
  • Dick Smith
    Former Kennedy Space Center Director Richard G. Smith Passes Away, NASA "Richard G. Smith, a former director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, passed away March 14, 2019, in Decatur, Alabama. He was 89 years old. Smith served as...
    - 4 days ago 20 Mar 19, 3:25am -
  • Apollo Astronauts Gather At The Explorers Club Annual Dinner
    Apollo Astronauts at #ECAD2019. Photo by @felixkunzeL-R:@Cmd16Duke (Apollo 16), @TheRealBuzz (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), @WordenAlfred (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), @JackSchmitt17 (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11),…
    - 5 days ago 18 Mar 19, 10:42pm -
  • Suddenly Boeing Has A Way To Speed Up EM-1
    Is'nt it interesting that @nasa_sls team suddenly starts to come up with ways to accelerate #SLS EM-1 but only after @JimBridenstine started talking about commercial alternatives. Why didn't they make these suggestions to @NASA HQ without having a fi…
    - 8 days ago 15 Mar 19, 8:14pm -
  • Bridenstine Reassures SLS/Orion Workforce
    A Message to the Workforce on SLS and Orion, NASA "Yesterday, I was asked by Congress about the schedule slip of the Space Launch System and plans to get NASA back on track. I mentioned that we are exploring the...
    - 9 days ago 14 Mar 19, 6:15pm -
  • Ironically SLS Supporters Are Worried About Commercial EM-1 Costs
    CDSE Statement Following Senate Commerce Hearing with the NASA Administrator "No launch vehicle other than the SLS can enable the launch of a fully-outfitted Orion, including the SM, to the Moon. As a result, the Administrator noted that this approac…
    - 10 days ago 13 Mar 19, 8:06pm -
  • Bridenstine Proposes Commercial EM-1 Mission - Without SLS
    SLS Launch was supposed to be later than June 2020. As an agency we need to stick to our committments. We should launch around the Moon in June 2020. I think it could be done. Orion and Service module...
    - 11 days ago 13 Mar 19, 1:33pm -
  • Dueling Congressional Hearings On Wednesday
    Hearing: America in Space: Future Visions, Current Issues, House Science Committee 10:00 am EDT - Witnesses: Ellen Stofan, Peggy Whitson, and Frank Rose The New Space Race: Ensuring U.S. Global Leadership on the Final Frontier, Senate Commerce, Scien…
    - 11 days ago 13 Mar 19, 1:28pm -
  • About That "Gateway Is Not A Space Station" Thing
    WRT the whole "Gateway is not a space station since it is only periodically occupied" thing. Skylab was our "first space station" and it was always human-tended. This FGB/Node 1 configuration was human-tended for years but we call…
    - 11 days ago 13 Mar 19, 12:26am -
  • CASIS Continues Its Stealth Commercialization Plans (Update)
    FYI @ISS_CASIS is paying Covington & Burling LLP @CovingtonLLP for work on the commercial CASIS entity (a project #CASIS publicly denies). It'll be interesting to hear @NASA's response since this vastly exceeds the scope of what they pay…
    - 11 days ago 12 Mar 19, 6:43pm -

SpaceRef

  • Tropical Cyclone Veronica Is Affecting Australia's Pilbara Coast
    Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Veronica skirting the Pilbara coast of Western Australia....
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 19, 3:55am -
  • Sounding Rocket Mission Will Trace Auroral Winds
    Editor's note: On March 23, 2019, the launch window for the AZURE mission will reopen after several attempts in March 2018 were scrubbed due to weather....
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 19, 3:53am -
  • Bangkok's Green Lung
    Captured on 22 January 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite, this true-colour image shows Thailand's most populous city Bangkok, and its 'Green Lung' Bang Kachao....
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 19, 3:50am -
  • Galactic Center Visualization Delivers Star Power
    Want to take a trip to the center of the Milky Way? Check out a new immersive, ultra-high-definition visualization....
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 19, 3:48am -
  • Ultra-Sharp Images Make Old Stars Look Absolutely Marvelous
    Just as high-definition imaging is transforming home entertainment, it is also advancing how astronomers study the universe....
    - 2 days ago 22 Mar 19, 3:45am -
  • Arctic Sea Ice 2019 Wintertime Extent Is Seventh Lowest
    Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual maximum extent after growing through the fall and winter....
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 19, 1:46am -
  • Giant X-ray 'Chimneys' Exhaust Energy Produced in the Galactic Center
    The center of our galaxy is a frenzy of activity. A behemoth black hole -- 4 million times as massive as the Sun -- blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life...
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 19, 1:39am -
  • Astronomers Find A Pulsar Speeding Through Space
    Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have found a pulsar speeding away from its presumed birthplace at nearly 700 miles per second, with its trail pointing directly back at the center of a...
    - 3 days ago 21 Mar 19, 1:33am -
  • A Surprisingly Old Surface Discovered On Bennu
    A Southwest Research Institute-led team has discovered that the surface geology on asteroid Bennu is older than expected. Early observations of the near-Earth asteroid (NEA) by NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission indicate a surface that is between 100 million…
    - 4 days ago 20 Mar 19, 3:52am -
  • Asteroid Bennu Has Particle Plumes
    A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid's surface....
    - 4 days ago 20 Mar 19, 3:47am -
  • Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars
    The SETI Institute and Astrobotic Technology, Inc. are announcing the successful mapping in 3D of the interior of an ice-rich lava tube in Iceland using a LiDAR-equipped drone....
    - 4 days ago 19 Mar 19, 3:53pm -
  • A Prehistoric Mystery in the Kuiper Belt
    The farthest object ever explored is slowly revealing its secrets, as scientists piece together the puzzles of Ultima Thule -- the Kuiper Belt object NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past on New Year's Day, four billion miles from Earth....
    - 5 days ago 19 Mar 19, 4:07am -
  • NASA's Greenland Mission Still Surprises in Year Four
    Only seven months after NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission wrapped its last field campaign on the world's largest island, an OMG crew is back in Greenland to collect more data....
    - 6 days ago 18 Mar 19, 12:21am -
  • A Region of Bennu's Northern Hemisphere Close Up
    This trio of images acquired by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft shows a wide shot and two close-ups of a region in asteroid Bennu's northern hemisphere....
    - 6 days ago 18 Mar 19, 12:15am -
  • Storm Rages in Cosmic Teacup
    Fancy a cup of cosmic tea? This one isn't as calming as the ones on Earth. In a galaxy hosting a structure nicknamed the "Teacup," a galactic storm is raging....
    - 6 days ago 17 Mar 19, 11:24pm -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Four Towers and the Equinox Moon
Four Towers and the Equinox Moon
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A Symphony in Northern Winter Skies
A Symphony in Northern Winter Skies
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Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise
Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise
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Equinox on Planet Earth
Equinox on Planet Earth
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Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens
Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens
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Horsehead and Orion Nebulas
Horsehead and Orion Nebulas
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