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Astronomers have caught a rare look at a rapidly fading shroud of gas around an aging star.
Hubble Captures Unprecedented Fading of Stingray Nebula
SOHO’s original operating phase was scheduled for two years – and now, through repeated extensions, it is celebrating 25 years in orbit.
Sun-Observing SOHO Mission Celebrates a Quarter-Century in Space
Scientists have confirmed that Near-Earth Object 2020 SO is a 1960’s-Era Centaur rocket booster.
Data Confirm Near-Earth Object 2020 SO is Upper Centaur Rocket Booster
A small satellite mission to study the lunar water cycle has received NASA approval to proceed to the next phase of development.
NASA Confirms New SIMPLEx Mission Small Satellite to Study Lunar Surface
A new trio of examples of ‘data sonification’ from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects.
Data Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound
New research indicates less intense, but longer-lasting solar storms surprisingly have bigger effects on satellites’ orbits than the shorter, more severe ones.
Solar Superstorms of the Past Help Identify Risks for Satellites
New Hubble data help explain the reason behind the missing dark matter in galaxy NGC 1052-DF4, which is about 45 million light-years away.
New Hubble Data Explains Missing Dark Matter
This Hubble image shows a close-up view of galaxy NGC 2770. This galaxy is intriguing, as over time it has hosted four different observed supernovae.
Hubble Snaps Galaxy With Intriguing Supernova Past
With NASA's Eyes on the Earth web-based app, you can tag along with the U.S.-European satellite as it orbits the globe.
Follow Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich in Real Time As It Orbits Earth
NASA's Perseverance rover carries a device to convert Martian air into oxygen that one day could be used not just for breathing, but also for fuel.
MOXIE Could Help Future Rockets Launch Off Mars
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
Seasonal cues tell Arctic animals when to migrate, when to mate, and when and where to find food. A shift in these cues is already happening.
Arctic Animals Shifting Movement Patterns as Earth's Climate Changes