NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center News and Features
- NASA Awards Ocean Color Instrument (OCI) Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) Aft Optics Box (AOB)
NASA has awarded a contract to Utah State University Research Foundation, Space Dynamics Laboratory of North Logan, Utah, to provide the design, development, fabrication, assembly, acceptance testing …
- Berguitta (Southern Indian Ocean)
NASA found heavy rainfall occurring in towering clouds within Tropical Cyclone Berguitta as it drenched the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean.
- Hubble’s Cartwheel
This is an image of the Cartwheel Galaxy taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
- NASA Team Studies Middle-aged Sun by Tracking Motion of Mercury
Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding. It happens because the Sun’s gravitational grip gradually weakens as our star ages and loses m …
- Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.
- Cory Powell – From Third Grade Math Failure to Lead NASA Engineer
Cory Powell – From Third Grade Math Failure to Lead NASA Engineer
- Hubble Weighs in on Mass of Three Million Billion Suns
Galaxy cluster ACT-CLJ0102-4915, or “El Gordo” contains the mass of a staggering three million billion suns.
- Above and Beyond: NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Surpasses Expectations Flying to New Heights in 2017
MMS has been studying Earth's space environment for over two years, and in 2017 it made many discoveries changing how we understand the magnetic environment protecting our planet.
- NASA Calculated Heavy Rainfall Leading to California Mudslides
Winter rains falling on recently burned ground triggered deadly mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California on January 9.
- GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas
A new NASA Earth satellite mission may transform our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.
- No Planets Needed: NASA Study Shows Disk Patterns Can Self-Generate
A new NASA study shows rings, arcs and spirals in disks around stars may not be caused by planets. They may self-generate.
- Hubble Finds Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars in the Orion Nebula.
- Hubble Yields New Discoveries at the Winter AAS Meeting
The new science discoveries with the Earth-orbiting observatory stretch from nearby star forming regions, to the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, to the horizon of the observable universe.
- NASA Team First to Demonstrate X-ray Navigation in Space
In a technology first, a team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space — a capability that could revolutionize NASA’s ability in the future to pilot robotic spacec …
- NASA's Newly Renamed Swift Mission Spies a Comet Slowdown
NASA's Swift spacecraft, now renamed the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory after the mission's late principal investigator, has detected the most dramatic change in a comet's rotation ever …
- Webb Telescope’s Houston Highlights
With NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s approximately nine-month stay in Texas coming to an end, now is a good time to reflect on the memories it made in the Lone Star State.
- NASA Alaska-Launched Rockets to Study Space X-ray Emissions and Create Polar Mesospheric Cloud
Between January 15 – 31, 2018, scientists will launch four rockets to measure x-ray emissions from space and determine how large quantities of water could affect the upper atmosphere and form Polar Me …
- Life-saving NASA Communications System Turns 20
One NASA comm system doesn't just enable data from spacecraft to reach Earth – it provides internet and even telemedicine to researchers at the South Pole! That communications system turns 20 yea …
- Hubble’s Barred and Booming Spiral Galaxy
UGC 6093 is something known as a barred spiral galaxy — it has beautiful arms that swirl outwards from a bar slicing through the galaxy’s center.
- Satellite Eyes Winter Nor'easter
A satellite view of eastern U.S. showed the powerful winter nor'easter was moving toward New England on Jan. 4, 2018.