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Hubble Peers at Peculiar Galactic Pair

This image taken using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) shows Arp 107, a celestial object that includes a pair of galaxies in the midst of a collision.

NASA’s Webb Finds Carbon Source on Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Astronomers using data from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have identified carbon dioxide in a specific region on the icy surface of Jupiters moon Europa.

NASA Team Simulates a Glimpse of Our Galaxy in Gravitational Waves

Astronomers using simulated data have produced a glimpse of the sky as it would appear in gravitational waves, cosmic ripples in space-time generated by orbiting objects.

Hubble Spots a Dreamy Galaxy

This dream-like image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the galaxy known as NGC 3156.

NASA’s Webb Snaps Supersonic Outflow of Young Star

This image of HH 211 from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals an outflow from a Class 0 protostar, an infantile analog of our Sun when it was no more than a few tens of thousands of years old and with a mass only 8% of the present-day Sun (it will eventually grow into a star like the Sun).

Primary Instrument for NASA’s Roman Completed, Begins Tests

A team of engineers and technicians at Ball Aerospace and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have finished assembling the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope's giant camera.

Webb Discovers Methane, Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere of K2-18 b

A new investigation with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope into K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6 times as massive as Earth, has revealed the presence of carbon-bearing molecules including methane and carbon dioxide.

Hubble Images a Swirling Supernova Site

The swirls of the galaxy IC 1776 stand in splendid isolation in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble Sees Glittering Globular Cluster Embedded Inside Our Milky Way

Hubble's colorful image of the globular star cluster Terzan 12 is a spectacular example of how dust in space affects starlight coming from background objects.

NASA’s Swift Learns a New Trick, Spots a Snacking Black Hole

Using NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, which launched in 2004, scientists have discovered a black hole in a distant galaxy repeatedly nibbling on a Sun-like star.

Hubble Views a Sphere of Stars

This huge ball of stars – around 100 billion in total – is an elliptical galaxy located some 55 million light-years away.

Webb Reveals New Structures Within Iconic Supernova

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has begun the study of one of the most renowned supernovae, SN 1987A (Supernova 1987A). Located 168,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, SN 1987A has been a target of intense observations at wavelengths ranging from gamma rays to radio for nearly 40 years, since its discovery in February of 1987.

Hubble Sees a Sparkling Neighbor Galaxy

The galaxy ESO 300-16 looms over this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

JAXA, NASA XRISM Mission Ready for Liftoff

A powerful satellite called XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission) is set to provide astronomers with a revolutionary look at the X-ray sky.

NASA Begins Integrating ‘Nervous System’ for Roman Space Telescope

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope team has begun integrating and testing the spacecraft’s electrical cabling, or harness, which enables different parts of the observatory to communicate with one another. Additionally, the harness provides power and helps the central computer monitor the observatory’s function via an array of sensors.

Hubble Captures Cosmic Cluster

The massive cluster Abell 3322 is featured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, in which the galaxy 2MASX J05101744-4519179 basks in the center.

Neptune's Disappearing Clouds Linked to the Solar Cycle

Astronomers have uncovered a link between Neptune's shifting cloud abundance and the 11-year solar cycle, in which the waxing and waning of the Sun's entangled magnetic fields drives solar activity.

XRISM Spacecraft Will Open New Window on the X-ray Cosmos

The upcoming XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission, pronounced “crism”) spacecraft will study the universe’s hottest regions, largest structures, and objects with the strongest gravity.

Hubble Sees Galaxy in a Ghostly Haze

The lenticular galaxy NGC 6684 bathes this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in a pale light.

NASA Software Catalog Offers Free Programs for Earth Science, More

Each year, NASA scientists, engineers, and developers create software packages to manage space missions, test spacecraft, and analyze the petabytes of data produced by agency research satellites. As the agency innovates for the benefit of humanity, many of these programs are now downloadable and free of charge through NASA’s Software Catalog.

Webb Reveals Colors of Earendel, Most Distant Star Ever Detected

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has followed up on observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of the farthest star ever detected in the very distant universe, within the first billion years after the big bang.

NASA’s ComPair Balloon Mission Readies for Flight

A team in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, is preparing to fly a balloon-borne science instrument called ComPair, which will test new technologies for detecting gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.

Hubble Glimpses a Glitzy Galactic Cluster

The glittering, glitzy contents of the globular cluster NGC 6652 sparkle in this star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

XRISM Mission Ready To Explore Universe’s Hottest Locales

Japan’s XRISM observatory will provide an unprecedented view into some of the hottest places in the universe. And it will do so using an instrument that’s actually colder than the frostiest cosmic location now known.

Webb Spotlights Gravitational Arcs in ‘El Gordo’ Galaxy Cluster

A new image of the galaxy cluster known as “El Gordo” is revealing distant and dusty objects never seen before, and providing a bounty of fresh science. The infrared image, taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, displays a variety of unusual, distorted background galaxies that were only hinted at in previous Hubble Space Telescope images.

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