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Alien Worlds Around Alien Stars

New collaboration to study star-planet magnetic interactions. (PHL @ UPR Arecibo – )The Planetary Habitability Laboratory of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (PHL @ UPR Arecibo) is starting…

Geminid meteor shower peak Dec 13, NASA hosting tweet chat

Weather permitting, the Geminid meteor shower is anticipated to bring up to 100 meteors per hour, with many visible to the naked eye. This annual event occurs due to small…

NASA Space Telescopes See “First Born” Image of the Faintest Galaxy

(NASA) – Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe. It existed about 400 million…

Veiny 'Garden City' Site and Surroundings

NASA Study Mineral Veins on Mars

(NASA) – Scientists now have a better understanding about a site with the most chemically diverse mineral veins NASA’s Curiosity rover has examined on Mars, thanks in part to a…

JWST

Fixing JWST (and other large and complex space projects)

JWST is the kind of thing that causes “civilians” to shake their heads and wonder what is wrong with NASA and its scientific directorate. Speaking of the telescope as if…

clean dirty states

America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest States

(Source Modernize.com) – America’s energy policy has been the subject of much recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries,…

set of images of a 40-billion-mile-diameter edge-on disk

Hubble finds structures have never before been seen

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered never-before-seen moving features within the dusty disk surrounding the young, nearby…

New Horizons

Take an aerial flyby of Pluto

The latest images (as of Sept. 11, 2015) downloaded from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft were stitched together and rendered on a sphere to make this flyover. This animation, made with…