Intergalactic photos of unbelievably beautiful star formations and swirling clouds above Earth's surface can be found on NASA's Instagram for the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Planetary instruments from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space.
Planetary instruments from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., hit the trifecta on Dec. 4, running three experiments of the same kind at different places in space. The instruments, all flying on NASA missions, are mass spectrometers, designed to take in atmospheric, rock or soil samples and identify particular molecules in them. Show More Summary
Water worlds? A distant star lights up the atmosphere of an alien planet in this NASA illustration. (Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) If you dream of colonizing distant worlds, here's welcome news: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted signs of water on five faraway planets, according to two studies. Show More Summary
Animators at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. created this short movie showing how the sun can cook a comet. Such a journey is currently being made by Comet ISON. Video courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Stargazers could be in for a treat early next month. Show More Summary
Photo by Wikimedia Commons/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Humans have made great advancements in space technology since man first ventured to the moon in 1969. One area of focus that has slipped by the wayside, however, is lunar communication. Show More Summary
Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The show must go on, even in the face of a government shutdown. Without work, furloughed NASA employees have more time to learn their lines and rehearse for their dinner theater production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," scheduled for performances Oct. 25 through Nov. 23. Video by Washington Post TV's "The Fold."
Animation of the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/ Screenshot by CNET) Ready for some -- literally -- out of this world plastic? A chemical commonly used to make everything from food-storage containers to car bumpers has been detected on one of Saturn's moons. Show More Summary
New data visualizations from the NASA Center for Climate Simulation and NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., show how climate models used in the new report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimate possible temperature and precipitation pattern changes throughout the 21st century.
"Over the last 30 years we have seen an increase in hot and dry conditions that promote fire activity," said Doug Morton, a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "And across the western U.S. and Alaska, satellites show an...
Climate data can help predict some crop failures several months before harvest, according to a new study from an international team, including a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. read more
You know how washing detergents can make your whites whiter than white? Well, now NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has made a black that’s blacker than black. Dubbed super-black, the material is fashioned out of carbon nanotubes and absorbs more than 99% of ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light, making it the perfect lining for telescopes…
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center gives us a peek at the workings of a black hole—or at least a simulation of one. This supercomputer simulation is helping astronomers better understand how X-rays travel around a black hole. Read more...
The rainfall rate image was created at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. by adding together data from two TRMM instruments. The rain rates in the center of the swath are from the TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR), and those in the outer swath are from the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI). Show More Summary
Astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., have used NASA's Swift satellite to create the most detailed surveys of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the two closest...
NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies closest to us: the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds. Show More Summary
On May 20, 2013, the Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., reached an unprecedented milestone. The team mated the instrument and spacecraft decks to form the fourth and final MMS observatory. This is the first time Goddard has simultaneously engineered this many observatories, or spacecraft, for a single mission.
Much like the inside of an operating room, in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers worked meticulously to implant part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope. They scrubbed up and suited up to perform one of the most delicate performances of their lives. Show More Summary
With all the exciting solar activity lately, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center shared this helpful tutorial about the vocabulary of space weather on their Facebook page. Now you can tell your CMEs apart from your solar flares. Read more...
Want to build a DIY version of the Hubble Space Telescope? I posted last year that the Vehicle Power Interface Console used at the Goddard Flight Center during pre-launch testing of the HST was for sale on eBay for $75,000. Well, now the seller has significantly sweetened the deal by throwing in this stately and [...]