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Lightning creates brief bursts of gamma rays. Researchers measured these bursts using instruments on the ISS.
Space Station Instrument Helps Researchers to Understand Lightning
NASA has assigned astronaut Kate Rubins to a six-month mission to the International Space Station as a flight engineer.
NASA Assigns Astronaut Kate Rubins to Expedition 63/64 Space Station Crew
New results from Hubble suggest the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early universe took place sooner than previously thought.
Hubble Makes Surprising Find in Early Universe
This view is a mosaic of sample site Osprey on asteroid Bennu created from images collected by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
OSIRIS-REx Swoops Over Sample Site Osprey
Less than a week into their stay, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are stepping up their advanced science activities.
Science Stepping Up on the International Space Station
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will collect the first samples from another planet.
The Extraordinary Sample-Gathering System of Perseverance Rover
The three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station rang the NASDAQ opening bell Tuesday morning.
Space Station Crew Opens U.S. Market
A new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
A New Galactic Center Adventure in Virtual Reality
About 3.5 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy unleashed an enormous burst of energy.
Intense Flash From Milky Way's Black Hole Illuminates Gas Outside Our Galaxy
Seven of the regions that dominate global ice mass losses are melting at an accelerated rate, a new study shows.
Ice Melt Linked to Accelerated Regional Freshwater Depletion
A pair of astronomers time traveled through archives of old data to unlock a mystery surrounding a bright, lensed, heavily obscured quasar.
Astronomers Revisit First ‘Einstein Ring' In Archival Data
The International Space Station has two new NASA astronauts after the SpaceX Crew Dragon arrived on Sunday.
Crew Dragon Astronauts Get Used to Space Station