Composite image of Flame nebula using Chandra and Spitzer data
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Flame Nebula: Chandra Delivers New Insight into Formation of Star Clusters

05.07.2014

A study of NGC 2024 and the Orion Nebula Cluster suggest that the stars on the outskirts of these clusters are older than those in the central regions, contrary to previous ideas about star formation.

  • View of Earth rising from LRO

    LRO View of Earth

    05.07.2014

    This image shows a colorized view of Earth from the moon-based perspective of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

  • White light image of sun showing many sunspots

    Spots Galore

    07.21.2014

    The Sun sported a whole slew of substantial sunspots over the period July 1-10, 2014.

  • Landsat 8 satellite image of the glacier on August 13, 2013

    Retreat of Yakutat Glacier

    08.20.2014

    Located in the Brabazon Range of southeastern Alaska, Yakutat Glacier is one of the fastest retreating glaciers in the world.

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DiskDetective

Help comb our galaxy for stars with planet-forming disks! This is the first NASA led and funded crowdsourcing project whose main goal is to produce publishable scientific results.

Know Your Earth 1.0

The “Know Your Earth” project is a venture between NASA’s Earth-Observing missions and National CineMedia. Know Your Earth is a fun, engaging, and educational three-minute segment of “Did You Know” questions that all have a message that focuses on global climate change and literacy throughout the Lobby Entertainment Network in 291 national movie theaters.

Rain EnGAUGE

Celebrate the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission by hosting a GPM Rain EnGAUGE Event – a family science night at your school, outdoor education center, library or museum.
                                                                                                                                                                                         
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