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NASA's 'Dark Matter' Probe: "Our Milky Way Galaxy is Embedded Within a Vast Sphere of Black Holes" (Weekend Feature)

"All galaxies, including our own, are embedded within a vast sphere of black holes each about 30 times the sun's mass," says Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most...

Scientists find rare ‘Tatooine’ double-star planet

A team of astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University has announced the exciting discovery of a planet with two suns within the Cygnus Constellation, using the Kepler Space Telescope. Named Kepler-1647...Show More Summary

Can primordial black holes fill in the dark matter blank?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

For something that hasn't actually been found yet, there are a lot of theories around about dark matter and where this elusive stuff could be hiding. Now an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has weighed-in with a new idea that black holes created in the milliseconds after the Big Bang may be where all that missing matter ended up. Show More Summary

NASA --"Dark Matter is Made of Black Holes Formed During First Second of Our Universe's Existence" (Week's Most Popular)

"These studies are providing increasingly sensitive results, slowly shrinking the box of parameters where dark matter particles can hide," said Alexander Kashlinsky, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "The failure to find them has led to renewed interest...

NASA scientists explain the art of creating digital hurricanes

Every day, scientists at NASA work on creating better hurricanes - on a computer screen. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, a team of scientists spends its days incorporating millions of atmospheric observations,...Show More Summary

Science payload installed aboard future James Webb Space Telescope

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA engineers at the Goddard Space Flight Center have successfully installed the delicate camera and spectrometer instruments onto the back of the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) mirror assembly. The instrumentation was contained...Show More Summary

NASA Early Earth: "Violent Solar Flares Provided Energy to Create RNA and DNA Molecules"

“Back then, Earth received only about 70 percent of the energy from the sun than it does today,” said Vladimir Airapetian, a solar scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “That means Earth should have been an icy ball. Instead,...

JWST’s Mirrors’ Golden Glow

That’s no flower. That’s the eye behind what will be the planet’s most amazing telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope is currently under construction at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center just outside of Washington, D.C. The ‘scope...Show More Summary

Golden JWST mirror section unveiled in all its glory

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland, a team of engineers has unveiled the vast gold-covered primary mirror of the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). As the telescope was painstakinglyShow More Summary

The Laws of Physics Can't Explain Why the Universe Is Expanding So Fast

The Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light-years from Earth, as shot by NASA. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/CC BY-ND 2.0) Yes, the universe is expanding, and, well, maybe it is time to panic. Scientists said recently that the...Show More Summary

It Takes a Serious Structure to Test the World's Most Powerful Rocket

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Before any of NASA’s rockets can fly up to space, there’s a lot of testing to be done. Marshall Space Flight Center’s Building 4619 houses the structural testing, but to accomodate NASA’s upcoming Space Launch System, it needed a few upgrades. Read more...

NASA begins testing electronic sail technology for deep space probes

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It took Voyager 1 over 30 years to reach interstellar space, but NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama is testing a new technology that could cut that time by two thirds. The Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit...Show More Summary

Lockheed Martin component brings Webb Space Telescope into focus

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A key component of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) came through it's latest tests at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center with flying colors. According to Lockheed Martin, the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument exceeded its...Show More Summary

Size Matters: Why NASA Is Measuring Raindrops

NASA and its partners do cool things. I worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for twelve years as a Research Meteorologist. By the way, being a meteorologist at NASA has nothing to do with forecasting for rocket launches even though I got the question frequently. I was a research [...]

A Incredible Supercomputer Model That Visualizes Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Earth’s Atmosphere

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In 2014, climate scientist Bill Putnam who works in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, presented an incredibly startling supercomputer model that visualized the increasing carbon dioxide levels present in the Earth’s atmosphere over the course of a year. He explained how the photosynthesis of trees and other plant […]

Climate change is improving French wine quality

NASA study finds climate change shifting wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland- higher-quality wines are typically associated with earlier harvest dates From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER A new study from NASA and Harvard University finds that climate change is diminishing an important link between droughts and the timing of wine grape harvests in France and…

Veteran space shuttle engine to be flight tested tomorrow in Mississippi

An veteran engine from the space shuttle program will be test-fired tomorrow at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, kicking off the next round of Space Launch System flight preparations.

Additional telescope mirror reflects new possibilities in astronomy

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

On March 3rd, a team of engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center succeeded in installing the secondary mirror onto the frame of the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Once operational, the JWST will represent the most powerful...Show More Summary

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope secondary mirror installed

The sole secondary mirror that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was installed onto the telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on March 3, 2016. The Webb telescope uses many mirrors to direct incoming light into the telescope's instruments. Show More Summary

NASA Goddard network maintains communications from space to ground

Spending nearly a year in space, 249 miles from Earth, could be a lonely prospect, but an office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, made sure astronaut Scott Kelly could reach home for the entire 340-day duration of his mission. Show More Summary

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