Astrophysics Science Division (660) Highlights
Press Releases & Feature Stories
- A record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy has wowed astronomers around the world.
- On March 29, 2012, the science team for NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope learned that a defunct Cold-War spy satellite would pass too close for comfort on April 4.
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- Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the iconic Horsehead Nebula in a new, infrared light to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory's launch.
Volume 9, Issue 5 - The thermal shield of the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on JWST goes through rigorous environmental testing to ensure it can perform properly in the extreme cold temperatures that it will encounter in space.
Exoplanet Science Definition Teams
NASA HQ has announced the selections for membership on the
two Exoplanet Science Definition Teams, to study Probe scale
missions for consideration by the Astrophysics mid-Decadal
survey. Five folks from Goddard were selected!
The selections are:
Karl Stapelfeldt (667 - chair)
Mike McElwain (667)
Shawn Domegal-Goldman (690)
Marc Kuchner (667)
Aki Roberge (667)
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NICER/SEXTANT and Super-TIGER are featured in Volume 9, Issue 3 (Spring 2013) of the Cutting Edge
- These thin, blood-red shells are actually the remnants from when an unstable progenitor star exploded violently as a supernova around 600 years ago.
- Hubble's 23rd anniversary Horsehead Nebula release. Hubble sees a horsehead of a different color.
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- This composite of images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the remnant of Kepler's supernova in low (red), intermediate (green) and high-energy (blue) X-rays.