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Distant Quasar RX J1131

Distant Quasar RX J1131 : Multiple images of a distant quasar are visible in this combined view from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space

04.10.2014
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible.

Webb Telescope's Heart Complete, Final Instrument Installed

04.08.2014
The last piece of the James Webb Space Telescope's heart was installed inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Fermi Data Tantalize With New Clues To Dark Matter

04.03.2014
A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter.

NASA Hubble Team Finds Monster "El Gordo" Galaxy Cluster Bigger Than Thought

04.03.2014
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, catalogued as ACT-CL J0102-4915, and found it definitely lives up to its nickname -- El Gordo.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Spots Mars-Bound Comet Sprout Multiple Jets

03.27.2014
NASA released an image of a comet that, on Oct. 19, will pass within 84,000 miles of Mars -- less than half the distance between Earth and our moon.
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Division News

Goddard View

04.16.2014
The last piece of the James Webb Space Telescope's heart was installed inside the world's largest clean room. Read about it in the latest issue of the Goddard View. (Volume 10, Issue 14)

NICER team passes KDP-C review

02.24.2014
The NICER team successfully passed their KDP-C review, allowing the mission to enter phase C/D. Congrats to Keith Gendreau and his team!

2013 Robert H. Goddard Awards for ASD

02.06.2014
Science (Individual and Team Recognition) Elizabeth Hays (661), Aki Roberge (667), Charles Bowers (667)
Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (Individual and Team Recognition John Baker (663), Jane Rigby (665)
Mentoring (Individual and Team Recognition) The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII) Team - Stephen Rinehart (665)
Outreach (Individual and Team Recognition) Amber Straughn (665)
Robert H. Goddard Award of Merit (Individual Only) Alice Harding (663)
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Overview

The Astrophysics Science Division conducts a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, and fundamental physics. Individual investigations address issues such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy, which planets outside our solar system may harbor life, and the nature of space, time, and matter at the edges of black holes.

Observing photons, particles, and gravitational waves enables researchers to probe astrophysical objects and processes. Researchers develop theoretical models, design experiments and hardware to test theories, interpret and evaluate the data, archive and disseminate the data, provide expert user support to the scientific community, and publish conclusions drawn from research. The Division also conducts education and public outreach programs about its projects and missions.

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    CAROLINE Z MASWANGANYE
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