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We’re over the Moon with this photo! But actually, this “Moon shot” was taken during an Operation #IceBridge flight in Greenland in 2014! This #NASAMoonSnap was taken near Earth’s North Pole. NASA’s crewed Artemis III mission will be headed to the Moon’s South Pole.
After nearly five years, NASA's popular "Gravity Assist" podcast has dropped its final episode. The show highlighted people at NASA, their discoveries, and how they got inspired to do their jobs. Listen (and catch previous episodes!) at:
☮️ This groovy scene surrounds Herbig-Haro object HH 505: A luminous region formed by stellar winds or jets of gas spewing from a newborn star. @NASAHubble captured these outflows from the star IX Ori, around 1,000 light-years from Earth!: #HubbleFriday
That ends it for this crash course! Interested in learning more about space rocks? Head to this link to read more:…
While both fall through through the atmosphere, meteors usually burn up before reaching the ground. Meteorites survive the fiery journey and reach the Earth’s surface.
Meteors and meteorites are space rocks that enter Earth’s atmosphere. Which one reaches Earth's surface?
Most asteroids in our solar system orbit the Sun in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter! These airless worlds are either solid rocks, or piles of space rubble held together by gravity.
Up next: asteroids! Where can we find most of the asteroids in our solar system?
If you said frozen gas, rock, & dust, you’re right! These cosmic snowballs blaze around the sun, and are trailed by two tails, one made of dust and the other of excited gas.
Raise your hand if you know what’s at the center of a comet!
Happy #BackToSchool! In the spirit of learning, we’re giving you a quick crash course on some of our favorite space objects – welcome to Space Rocks 101! Follow along in this thread to test your knowledge and learn more about these stellar stones. 🧵
Liftoff! 🚀 A sounding rocket launched at 6:08 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility carrying student experiments for the RockSatX! mission. Did you see the rocket? Share your pictures below!
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Low energy? Not here! Using @NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, astronomers confirmed that one supernova remnant is the launch site for some of the highest-energy protons in our galaxy. Learn more:
There’ll be a full Moon tonight! Show us what you see—or what the Moon inspires you to make—with the hashtag #NASAMoonSnap, and you might get featured on @NASAArtemis social media. Moon photo tips: Submission guidelines:
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Third time's a charm? 🤞 We're trying once again to launch a sounding rocket carrying student experiments to suborbital space! The window will open at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Weather is a concern, but we're expecting conditions to improve as the day goes on.…U
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Listen up 🎧 Our view from space is crucial to understanding the health of the Amazon. But it can't tell the full picture. Researchers are using recordings of animal noise to study damage in parts of the forest that have been burned by human
SAM can help us search for signs of past life on Mars! The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on @MarsCuriosity helps scientists search for & measure organic chemicals & light elements that are important ingredients potentially associated with life!
🎵 Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance...🎵 We might be biased, but we think the Moon is pretty spectacular. Wherever you are, we encourage you to check out tonight's full moon. And tell us where you're observing from in the comments!
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And if you're viewing the Moon from the ground, look up tonight! The next full moon will be at 9:36 p.m. EDT, and it's a moon of many names: Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon, and more. Learn more in our August-September Full Moon Guide:
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been #NASAMoonSnap-ing since 2009, collecting data and images of our favorite natural satellite from its orbit. Visualizers at Goddard use the data to show us how the view of the Moon changes every day.
Get to know our newest #Landsat 9 Project Scientist, Chris Neigh (NASA), in our latest Q&A series: A Half-Century of Landsat: 50 Years, 50 Stories:…
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We're seeking a senior executive to serve as the next center director at @NASAGoddard! You'll lead strategic planning & management for NASA’s efforts in science, space communication & space technology. Apply by 8/30: #NASAJobs
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Creators: share a story with your audience like no other. Witness with us the planned collision of a spacecraft and an asteroid at the #DARTMission NASA Social. Talk with scientists, explore @JHUAPL, and gather behind-the-scenes content. Apply by Aug. 15:
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Insight into Antarctica ❄️ New research, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and gives the most complete view yet of how the frozen continent is changing. Details:
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Let’s make the Earth a better place. 🌎 🛰️ This week we invite you to celebrate Earth Science Applications Week with a three-day virtual event highlighting experts developing solutions to our planet's most pressing
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Launch Update 🚀 We're still scheduled for a launch attempt tonight for the RockSatX student sounding rocket launch. We'll be keeping a close eye on the weather and will have more updates later this afternoon. Stay tuned! Learn more about the
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The Artemis missions are bringing us back to the Moon. ANGEL beacons, developed by NASA’s Search and Rescue office at Goddard, can calculate astronauts’ locations in just moments after they splash down back on Earth. Learn more:
🔎 Take a closer look at the warped galaxies in@NASAWebbb’s first deep field image. In this Goddard Glossary, we’re exploring gravitational lensing -- a tool that lets us see even further as we peer into the universe.w
If you're not subscribed to our weekly NASA EXPRESS newsletter, you're missing out on: Hands-on activities 👋 STEM webinars 💻 Student opportunities 🎓 Teacher resources 📚 And more 🚀 #BackToSchoolchool ready! Subscribe
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Want to delve into the world of #wildfires and human-caused #climatechange, particularly as they affect the Arctic and sub-Arctic? Tune in tomorrow at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET for an Instagram Live with @NASAGoddard's Elizabeth Hoy.…
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LAUNCH SCRUB❗ Today’s launch of the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket has been scrubbed due to unfavorable wind conditions and sea state. The next launch opportunity is Wednesday, Aug. 10, with the same window opening at 5:30 p.m. EDT.
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#BackToSchool? How about #BackToLaunch! 🚀 A sounding rocket carrying student experiments is counting down to launch! The window opens at 5:30 pm ET. Current concerns are ground winds & recovery area, but conditions are expected to improve.…U
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#Artemis I is going to the Moon! Onboard will be multiple CubeSats ready to study different areas of the Moon. One of these is Lunar IceCube! No bigger than a shoebox, this mini mission will use a spectrometer to investigate lunar ice! Learn more:
If you’re a cat lover, there’s little better than tiny toe-beans, but how about these ginormous ones that we found in the Milky Way? They're actually part of a star-forming region roughly 5,000 light-years away known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula. Isn't this purrfect?
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Here at NASA, every day is #InternationalCatDay! We love our cool cats Bits, Leo, Webster, Misty, Dobby, and Pabu, who keep us smiling and reaching for the stars (and treats). Show us your out-of-this-world feline friends!
And for even more cat content, check out this sonification (turning data into sounds or music) of the Cat’s Eye Nebula. It's not as sweet as a purr, but it's still the cat's meow!
Congrats to @NASAViz! Their stunning depiction of OSIRIS-REx's trajectory in “A Web Around Asteroid Bennu” emphasizes the intricate navigation in collecting a sample from the asteroid Bennu, and will be shown at the SIGGRAPH awards on Aug. 8-9! 🏆…x
👾 AUGUST ROMAN SPACE OBSERVER VIDEO GAME SCORES TO BEAT! Let's see how you stack up against some of our NASA experts! Erica McNamee -558 Dr. Gioia Rau - 300 Jessica Sansarran - 597 Vanessa Lloyd-500
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This Hubble image is reminding us to shoot for the stars this week! 🌟 This image features globular cluster NGC 6638 in the constellation Sagittarius. Read #MondayMotivationnF
With Solar Cycle 25 ramping up, here’s a summary of recent solar activity! Over the past 2 weeks we have seen 35 coronal mass ejections, 14 sunspots, and 6 solar flares. As Solar Cycle 25 continues, follow along to learn more about solar activity! #SunDay
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Catch a ride! 👍 PUNCH, NASA’s Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere mission, will ride to space no earlier than 2025 with SPHEREx @NASAJPLL's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Re-ionization, and Ices Explorer)
In Jan. 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted. The underwater eruption also blasted an enormous amount of water vapor into Earth’s stratosphere. The amount of water vapor could temporarily affect Earth’s global average temperature.
Stardom is tough in space as well as on Earth! 🌟 Luminous blue variable stars like AG Carinae are some of our biggest, brightest stars. They live under constant pressure, and that can lead to dramatic outbursts of gas and dust like the ones in this
To measure the heights of melting sea ice, the #ICESat2 team flew multiple flights over the northern Arctic Ocean - but the final flight had a special guest along!
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July was another month of extreme heat! A heat dome hung over south-central U.S., and occasionally expanded outwards to the Southwest, Midwest, and Southeast. By July 20, more than 154 million people were under heat warnings or advisories. Learn more:
Happy 10 years on Mars, @MarsCuriosity! We're excited to celebrate you today! Join us for a Twitter Spaces event with some of the scientists behind this mission, including Goddard scientist Dr. Charles Malespin, Principal Investigator for Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)!…
He’s also worked with the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on the Curiosity Rover. SAM helps scientists search for and measure organic chemicals and light elements that are important ingredients potentially associated with life.…
Mike has worked mainly with the Chemistry & Mineralogy instrument (CheMin) on Curiosity, performing chemical analysis of powdered rock samples to identify the types & amounts of different minerals that are present.…
NASA experts answer! #OTD 10 years ago, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars! Dr. Mike Thorpe works on the Rover & he’s here today to answer your questions!
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