Image: Where stars are born

( -- This mosaic image is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of the starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82). The galaxy is remarkable for its bright blue disk, webs of shredded clouds and fiery-looking plumes ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Astronomy
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Juno solar panels complete testing

The three massive solar panels that will provide power for NASA's Juno spacecraft during its mission to Jupiter have seen their last photons of light until they are deployed in space after launch. The last of the Jupiter-bound ...

dateMay 30, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Voyager 2 to switch to backup thruster set

( -- NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft Nov. 4 to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft. Confirmation was received today that ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

( —At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside the shrimps' mouths and ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Partner galaxies different in new image

( -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has captured a new view of two companion galaxies -- a somewhat tranquil spiral beauty and its rambunctious partner blazing with smoky star formation.

dateJan 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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NuSTAR mated to its rocket

( -- NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is being mated, or attached, to its Pegasus XL rocket today at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.

dateFeb 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Spitzer sees the light of alien 'super earth'

( -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time. While the planet is not habitable, the detection is a historic step toward ...

dateMay 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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