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NASA Tracking Hurricane Maria on Bahamas Approach

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at Maria's temperatures to find the strongest sides of the storm, while NOAA's GOES satellite revealed the extent of the storm in a visible image as ...
Hubble's spies a cool galaxy with a hot corona, 150 million light-years from Earth

Galaxy NGC 6753, imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a whirl of color — the bursts of blue throughout the spiral arms are ...
This @nasahubble picture shows NGC 5398, a barred spiral galaxy located about 55 million light-years away.

The galaxy is famous for containing an especially extensive HII region, a large cloud composed of ionized hydrogen (or HII, pronounced “H-two,” with H ...
In honor of Cassini's Grand Finale at Saturn tomorrow, we're looking back on a very big discovery on a very small moon.

When Cassini arrived at Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, it saw curtains of icy material venting into space. ...
NASA scientists have found evidence that Mars’ crust is not as dense as previously thought, a clue that could help researchers better understand the Red Planet’s interior structure and evolution.

A new map of the thickness of Mars’ crust shows ...
Operation IceBridge is flying over Greenland to measure how much of the ice sheet has melted over the course of the summer.

This image was taken from an altitude of 28,000 feet during a research flight on Aug. 29. It ...
In this @nasahubble image, the majestic spiral arms of the spiral galaxy NGC 5559 are alight with new stars being born. NGC 5559's spiral arms are filled with gas and dust sweeping out around the bright galactic bulge. These arms ...
This morning, the Sun released the most powerful solar flare recorded since at least 2008. Our nearest star has been lively all week, emitting three flares – two of which were "X-class," the most intense kind. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, ...
The smoke from West Coast fires forms a direct path that stretches across the entire country in this composite image taken by NOAA-NASA's Suomi NPP satellite on September 4, 2017. Actively burning areas are outlined in red, but smoke and ...
Feast your eyes on Hubble's Megamaser galaxy!
Microwaves, the very same radiation that can heat up your dinner, are produced by a multitude of astrophysical sources, including strong emitters known as masers (microwave lasers), even stronger emitters with the somewhat ...
As part of the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), NASA scientists are flying over Alaska and Canada, measuring the elevation of rivers and lakes to study how thawing permafrost affects hydrology in the landscape.
This view was taken from NASA’s ...
NASA resources continue to deliver critical information on Harvey as it continues to drop tremendous, flooding rainfall in Texas and Louisiana. Satellites like NASA's Aqua satellite and platforms like aircraft and the International Space Station continue to provide various kinds ...
NASA Calculates Harvey's Flooding Rainfall

Analysis of Hurricane Harvey's tremendous rainfall was created using eight days of satellite data.

The result has been widespread, massive flooding across the region and brings back memories of Tropical Storm Allison, which dropped up ...
The galaxy, NGC 178 may be small, but it packs quite a punch. Measuring around 40,000 light-years across, its diameter is less than half that of the Milky Way, and it is accordingly classified as a dwarf galaxy. Despite its ...
A major Hurricane has intensified of the Gulf Cost of Texas

On Aug. 24, the National Hurricane Center noted that Hurricane Harvey was quickly strengthening and is forecast to be a category 3 Hurricane when it approaches the middle Texas ...
Here are a few photos from yesterday's total solar eclipse as seen by NASA photographers across the United States.
You can see these and many more at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto

Credit: NASA #eclipse
NASA's EPIC view of the #eclipse2017 is um....epic!
From a million miles out in space, NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) captured natural color images of the moon’s shadow crossing over North America on Aug. 21, 2017.
EPIC is aboard ...
The #eclipse has started! The Moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the Sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse swept across ...
The RockSat-X student payload was successfully launched on a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The payload flew to an altitude of 94 miles during its suborbital ...
Hubble's Hockey Stick Galaxy 🏒🌌 The star of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a galaxy known as NGC 4656, located in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). However, it also has a somewhat more interesting and ...
Morphologies, masses, and structures - oh, my!
This beautiful clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). This ...
NASA snaps nighttime view of a massive Delaware-sized Iceberg split in Antarctica -- As Antarctica remains shrouded in darkness during the Southern Hemisphere winter, the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on Landsat 8 captured a new snap of the 2,240-square-mile iceberg ...
#ripchester of Linkin Park
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
....Well I do
-Chester Bennington

Timelapse of V838 Monocerotis (dying star) by NASA Hubble
Hubble’s Hunting Dog Galaxy

Tucked away in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) is the galaxy NGC 4242, shown here as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy lies some 30 million light-years from ...
NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet -- While photographing Mars, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet. Discovered in 1877, the diminutive, potato-shaped moon ...
NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet -- While photographing Mars, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet. Discovered in 1877, the diminutive, potato-shaped moon ...
Hubble Spots a Barred Lynx Spiral

Discovered by British astronomer William Herschel over 200 years ago, NGC 2500 lies about 30 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Lynx. As this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows, NGC 2500 ...
Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica -
Sometime between July 10 and July 12, an iceberg about the size of Delaware split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. Now that nearly 5,800 square kilometers (2,200 square miles) of ice ...
Sometime between July 10 and July 12, an iceberg about the size of Delaware split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. Now that nearly 5,800 square kilometers (2,200 square miles) of ice has broken away, the Larsen C shelf ...
No, your screen isn't dirty and smudged with fingerprints, IC 342 is just a really challenging cosmic target. (And you think getting that ultra cool selfie is tricky?!) Although it is bright, the galaxy sits near the equator of the ...

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