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The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Views a Tranquil Galaxy with an Explosive Past
Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Now, Jacobs has helped discover a giant gaseous planet about 379 light-years from Earth.
Citizen Scientists Spot Jupiter-like Planet in NASA TESS Data
Two new studies using data from NASA’s retired Spitzer Space Telescope shed light on giant exoplanets and brown dwarfs.
NASA's Spitzer Illuminates Exoplanets in Astronomical Society Briefing
Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to NASA and NOAA.
2021 Tied for 6th Warmest Year in Continued Trend, NASA Analysis Shows
Webb has begun the detailed process of fine-tuning its individual optics into one huge, precise telescope.
Webb Begins Its Months-Long Mirror Alignment
Scores of baby stars shrouded by dust are revealed in this infrared image of the star-forming region NGC 217 taken by the Spitzer telescope.
Baby Stars in the Orion Constellation
NASA’s newest X-ray eyes are open and ready for discovery!
NASA's New IXPE Mission Begins Science Operations
The lander has taken measures to conserve energy; engineers aim to return to normal operations next week.
NASA's InSight Enters Safe Mode During Regional Mars Dust Storm
This supermassive black hole looks like it still has the vestiges of a blowtorch-like jet dating back several thousand years.
The Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole Has a Leak
Climate researchers from NASA and NOAA will release their annual assessments of global temperatures on Jan. 13, 2022.
NASA, NOAA to Announce 2021 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions
The Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon, Ice Moon, the Moon after Yule, and the Old Moon.
Full Moon Guide: January - February 2022
The discovery of a supermassive black hole in a small galaxy could help astronomers unravel the mystery of how the biggest black holes grow.
"Mini" Monster Black Hole Could Hold Clues to Giant's Growth