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NASA's Newly Renamed Swift Mission Spies a Comet Slowdown

01.10.2018
NASA's Swift spacecraft, now renamed the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory after the mission's late principal investigator, has detected the most dramatic change in a comet's rotation ever seen.

NASA’s Next Major Telescope to See the Big Picture of the Universe

12.22.2017
NASA is beginning to design its next big astrophysics mission, a space telescope that will provide the largest picture of the universe ever seen with the same depth and clarity as the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

12.20.2017
A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

NASA's SuperTIGER Balloon Flies Again to Study Heavy Cosmic Particles

12.06.2017
A science team in Antarctica is preparing to fly SuperTIGER, a balloon-borne instrument designed to collect heavy high-energy particles from beyond the solar system that constantly bombard Earth's atmosphere.

NASA Receives Findings from WFIRST Independent Review Team

10.19.2017
NASA has received the report from an independent, external review of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) project. The review was commissioned by NASA to help ensure that the mission is well understood in terms of scope and required resources, and is executable.

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

10.16.2017
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.

'Extreme' Telescopes Find the Second-fastest-spinning Pulsar

09.05.2017
By following up on mysterious high-energy sources mapped by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, a Netherlands-based radio telescope has discovered a new pulsar, the second fastest-spinning known.

ACE Celebrates 20 Years of Solar Wind, Cosmic Ray Discoveries

09.01.2017
Two decades ago it would have been difficult to imagine just how many pivotal discoveries would be in the cards for NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer, or ACE. After its launch on August 25, 1997, ACE’s first job was to observe what kinds of matter and energy arrive at Earth from the Sun and from across the galaxy.

NASA Team Passes Major Technological Milestone for Characterizing Exoplanets

08.29.2017
An instrument developed by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland — the Prototype Imaging Spectrograph for Coronagraphic Exoplanet Studies, or PISCES — played an important role in the demonstration, showing that it could separate light of one or more Jupiter-sized exoplanets.

New Mission Going to the Space Station to Explore Mysteries of 'Cosmic Rain'

08.11.2017
A new instrument set for an Aug. 13 launch to the International Space Station, will provide an unprecedented look at a rain of particles from deep space, called cosmic rays, that constantly showers our planet.

New Mission Going to the Space Station to Explore Mysteries of 'Cosmic Rain'

08.11.2017
A new experiment set for an Aug. 14 launch to the International Space Station will provide an unprecedented look at a rain of particles from deep space that constantly showers our planet.

NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program Reaches New Heights

08.08.2017
NASA's Balloon Program is preparing sensitive new instruments, including one designed to investigate the birth of our universe and another with ballooning origins that will fly on the International Space Station.

Gamma-ray Telescopes Reveal a High-energy Trap in Our Galaxy's Center

07.18.2017
Data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and a ground-based system in Namibia suggest the center of our Milky Way contains a "trap" that concentrates some of the fastest particles in the galaxy.

Goddard Hosts 8th Annual Science Jamboree for Employees

07.13.2017
The Goddard Office of Communications and the Goddard Sciences and Exploration Directorate produced the eighth annual Science Jamboree on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

NASA Astrophysicist to Discuss the Search for Earth-like Exoplanets at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

07.07.2017
NASA Astrophysicist Amber Straughn will give a talk about the search for Earth-like exoplanets to launch the 2017 season of Family Astronomy nights at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Friday, July 14.

NASA Announces Independent Review Panel Members for Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope

06.22.2017
NASA has convened an independent, external technical, management and cost review of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) at the recommendation of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Goddard Welcomes Nearly 450 Summer Interns

06.05.2017
Almost 450 interns will complete their "10-week job interview" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center this summer.

NASA Renames Solar Probe Mission to Honor Pioneering Physicist Eugene Parker

05.31.2017
NASA has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft — humanity’s first mission to a star, which will launch in 2018 — as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker.

NASA's Fermi Catches Gamma-ray Flashes from Tropical Storms

04.24.2017
A thousand times a day, thunderstorms around the globe launch fleeting bursts of gamma rays. Now scientists have studied dozens of these events fired off by Earth's biggest weather: tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons.

NASA Scientist to Discuss 'NASA's Fermi Opening a Window on the Extreme Universe' at Library of Congress Lecture

04.14.2017
The public is invited to a free talk called “The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope: Opening a Window on the Extreme Universe” with NASA's Dr. Julie McEnery in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST.

NASA's Swift Mission Maps a Star's 'Death Spiral' into a Black Hole

03.20.2017
Astronomers measured the light produced when a sun-like star wandered too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole similar to the one at the center of our own galaxy.

NASA Invites Media to 55th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

03.03.2017
Media are invited to meet science and engineering leaders at the 55th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium in Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 8-9, 2017.

NASA's Fermi Finds Possible Dark Matter Ties in Andromeda Galaxy

02.21.2017
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the mysterious stuff known as dark matter.

Goddard Center Director Remarks on Passing of Neil Gehrels

02.07.2017
NASA scientist Neil Gehrels passed away on Feb. 6, 2017. The following is a statement from Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese on Dr. Gehrels' passing.

NASA's Fermi Discovers the Most Extreme Blazars Yet

01.30.2017
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes. Light from the most distant object began its journey to us when the universe was 1.4 billion years old, or nearly 10 percent of its present age.
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