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  • newSome Countries Think That Their Space Program Is Important
    Some countries think that their space program is important. #NASA @NASA #governmentshutdown #shutdown— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 19, 2019...
    - 4 hours ago 19 Jan 19, 9:15pm -
  • newNASA Shutdown Update
    Shutdown stalemate spurs fears of exodus from NASA Ames, Mountain View Voice "A lot of our talented folks, they've already found other jobs because they can't afford the loss of these paychecks," she said. "At this point, it's hard for...
    - 8 hours ago 19 Jan 19, 5:25pm -
  • Shutdown Update
    The effects of the shutdown are steadily increasing, including for the #aerospace & defense industry. Our new series, which will continue each week until the government is fully funded, shares the impact of the #GovernmentShutdown on A&D. Rea…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 9:47pm -
  • Uber Driver Offers Free Rides In Silicon Valley
    I am an Uber driver in the Bay Area and I am offering free rides to government employees during the shut down. If you live in Scott valley, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos ,Freedom, Watsonville please Just gives me a...
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 6:20am -
  • NASA Civil Servant Unions: Remember The Contractor Employees
    FYI @NASA employee unions: when you have these events for furloughed people remember that its not just civil servants who aren't working. Its the larger contractor community too. Civil servants will be paid. Contractor employees have no such assuranc…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 1:05am -
  • The Shutdown Is Spreading (Update)
    Space Sciences Institute just issued a stop-work order to everyone there funded by a Federal grant (which I guess is almost everyone). #ShutdownStories— M.-M. Mac Low (@astrocurator) January 17, 2019 The NASA Postdoctoral Program contract runs…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 1:00am -
  • NASA Shutdown Update (Revised)
    NIA hosting Community Support Open House Thursday 1-3pm "The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) will host a Community Support Open House for People Impacted by the Government Shutdown from 1-3pm this Thursday, January 17 at the NIA, 100 Exploratio…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 19, 5:50pm -
  • NASA's Exploration Of The Cosmos Hobbled By Terrestrial Politics
    #NASA has hurled technology out of our solar system and has peered back at the dawn of creation. Yet this all comes to a halt when politicians back on Earth argue instead of govern. #governmentshutdown #shutdown— NASA…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 19, 11:25pm -
  • "I Have My Dream Job - Please Let Me Do It"
    'I feel ... helpless:' About 50 people protest government shutdown at NASA's Johnson Space Center @NASA #NASA #Governmentshutdown— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 16, 2019...
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 19, 5:37pm -
  • CASIS Plans To Compete With The Private Sector Using NASA Funds
    Sources report @ISS_CASIS is working to create a for-profit commercial arm of CASIS to compete with the private sector and they are doing it using #NASA funds. This is in overt conflict with both the cooperative agreement CASIS has with...
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 19, 12:41am -
  • There Is Now Life On Two Worlds In Our Solar System
    There is now life on two worlds in our solar system. A cotton seed has sprouted inside Change4's greenhouse on the far side of the Moon. #Change4 #astrobiology #spacebiology— Astrobiology (@astrobiology) January 1…
    - 4 days ago 15 Jan 19, 4:09pm -
  • Roscosmos Claims That Bridenstine Will Meet Rogozin - In Russia
    NASA's head confirms readiness to visit Russia, TASS "During the conversation, Dmitry Rogozin and Jim Bridenstine stressed that Roscosmos and NASA are committed to the goal of space exploration," Roscosmos said. "They agreed to continue cooperating,…
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 19, 2:08am -
  • Shutdowns and Dream Jobs
    Experts worry government shutdowns will drive NASA employees to the private sector, Houston Chronicle "But Keith Cowing, editor of NASA Watch, a website devoted to space news, suspects the duration and frequency of the shutdowns soon will plant seeds…
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 19, 4:34pm -
  • NASA Shutdown Update (Revised)
    Washington, DC Area Applies to: Monday, January 14, 2019 "STATUS: OFFICE CLOSURE FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC area are CLOSED. Emergency employees and telework employees continue to work." Greenbelt Campus: Center Operating Status - Code Red…
    - 6 days ago 14 Jan 19, 2:55am -
  • Boeing Uses Deceptive Social Media To Grab Your Browsing Data
    Keith's note: Boeing is continuing its creepy and deceptive social media campaign - one that lures you with an innocent social media ad on Facebook to a website where they grab a lot of information about you for uses...
    - 7 days ago 13 Jan 19, 3:52am -


  • Earth from Space: Gangotri, India
    The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River....
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 6:30pm -
  • Many Large Lunar Craters Are Less Than One Billion Years Old
    Using images and thermal data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Southwest Research Institute scientists and their collaborators have calculated the ages of large lunar craters across the Moon to be less than 1 billion years....
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 19, 10:04pm -
  • Saturn's Rings Are Relatively New
    The rings of Saturn may be iconic, but there was a time when the majestic gas giant existed without its distinctive halo....
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 19, 10:02pm -
  • A Dragon Takes Flight In Space
    The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft begins its departure from the International Space Station moments after being released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm....
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 1:44am -
  • Observations of Hypernova Complete the Picture of Death of Massive Star
    This analysis confirms the existence of a jet emerging from the nucleus of the star, producing the GRB, and adds a new component to the picture...
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 12:26am -
  • Hubble Sees the Brightest Quasar in the Early Universe
    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early Universe....
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 19, 3:05am -
  • New Movie Shows Ultima Thule from an Approaching New Horizons
    This movie shows the propeller-like rotation of Ultima Thule in the seven hours between 20:00 UT (3 p.m. ET) on Dec. 31, 2018, and 05:01 UT (12:01 a.m.) on Jan. 1, 2019, as seen by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager...
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 19, 2:58am -
  • Comprehensive Model Captures Life of a Solar Flare
    A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence...
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 19, 2:40am -
  • Infrared Titan
    Saturn's moon Titan is enveloped in a thick atmosphere, but through the infrared eyes of the international Cassini mission, the moon's myriad surface features are revealed in this exquisite global mosaic....
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 19, 5:20pm -
  • South Africa Fires Viewed From Space
    South Africa's Western Cape often falls victim to fires during the dry hot summer months....
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 19, 5:18pm -
  • Double Star System Flips Planet-Forming Disk into Pole Position
    New research led by an astronomer at the University of Warwick has found the first confirmed example of a double star system that has flipped its surrounding disk to a position that leaps over the orbital plane of those stars....
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 19, 5:15pm -
  • Chang'e-4 Lunar Panorama Released
    A panorama taken by the Chang'e-4 lander of itself, the Yutu-2 rover, and the surrounding lunar terrain on the far side of the Moon has been released....
    - 9 days ago 11 Jan 19, 4:52am -
  • Giant Pattern Discovered in the Clouds of Planet Venus
    A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki....
    - 9 days ago 11 Jan 19, 4:48am -
  • The Desert That Ate A Sea
    This Proba-V view shows all that is left of the Aral Sea, once one of the four largest lakes in the world and now one of the world's major ecological disaster areas. It has shrunk into separate lakes, surrounded by...
    - 9 days ago 11 Jan 19, 4:45am -
  • Canada's CHIME Telescope Detects Second Repeating Fast Radio Burst
    A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded....
    - 9 days ago 11 Jan 19, 4:41am -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Total Lunar Eclipse at Moonset
Total Lunar Eclipse at Moonset
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Circumpolar Star Trails
Circumpolar Star Trails
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Cabin Under the Stars
Cabin Under the Stars
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IC 342: The Hidden Galaxy
IC 342: The Hidden Galaxy
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The Heart and Soul Nebulas
The Heart and Soul Nebulas
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Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps
Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps
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