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The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite will enhance forecasts and provide detailed information on large-scale ocean currents.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite Launched to Monitor Global Ocean
The galaxy in this Hubble image looks more like a cinnamon bun than a megastructure of stars and gas in space.
Hubble Captures Cosmic Cinnamon Bun
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, the latest in a series of spacecraft designed to monitor our oceans, is ready for launch.
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite Prepared for Launch
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope marked a significant testing milestone with the deployment of a critical structure: the Deployable Tower Assembly.
NASA's Webb Completes Significant Testing Milestone
NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will detect vestiges of sound waves that once rippled through the primordial cosmic sea.
Roman Space Telescope to Uncover Echoes of the Universe's Creation
Astronomers calculating the amount of dust in galaxies have found more dust than expected, and they don’t know where it’s coming from.
Webb Telescope to Investigate Intertwined Origins of Dust and Life
The first rover to be rigged with microphones, Perseverance picked up sounds of its inner workings during flight.
Hear Audio From NASA's Perseverance As It Travels Through Deep Space
The Blue Ring Nebula, which perplexed scientists for over a decade, appears to be the youngest known example of two stars merged into one.
16-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved, Revealing Stellar Missing Link
Four astronauts are heading to the International Space Station following launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system.
NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station
STEVE, or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, is still new to scientists, who are working to understand all its details.
Aurora-Chasing Citizen Scientists Help Discover A New Feature of STEVE
Plumes of water vapor that may be venting into space from Jupiter's moon Europa could come from within the icy crust itself, according to new research.
Potential Plumes on Europa Could Come From Water in the Crust
Mars is about to get a new stream of weather reports, once NASA's Perseverance rover touches down on Feb. 18, 2021.
Mars Is Getting a New Robotic Meteorologist