Astrophysics Science Division (660) Highlights

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Death of Giant Galaxies Spreads from the Core

04.16.2015
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope revealed 3 billion years after the Big Bang, "dead galaxies", still made stars on their outskirts, but no longer in their interiors.

Ramping Up For Johnson's Chamber A Test

04.15.2015
Looking out from inside the enormous mouth of NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, the test model of the James Webb Space Telescope's backplane is seen sliding in on the rails.

NASA Prepares Webb Telescope Pathfinder for Famous Chamber A

04.13.2015
Engineers and technicians manually deployed the secondary mirror support structure (SMSS) of the James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backplane test model.
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Presentations

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Reports

ASD Annual Report 2013

Astrophysics Science Division Annual Report (2013)

06.30.2014
A summary of awards, research, projects, missions, and education/public outreach activities of the Astrophysics Science Division at Goddard Space Flight Center.
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Local News

Liz Hays Elected as a New Fellow of the American Physical Society

12/05/2014
Please congratulate Liz Hays for being elected as a new Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). This is quite an honor -- only 0.5% of APS members are elected to be Fellows each year.

Goddard View

08/21/2014
Read about making room for Webb's mirrors and decoding the rhythm of an unusual black hole with RXTE in Volume 10, issue 11 of the Goddard View.

Goddard View

08/05/2014
Read about revolutionary microshutter technology originally created for JWST, measuring gravitational waves with ELISA, and learning to fly with Dr. Amber Straughn, in Volume 10, Issue 10 of the Goddard View.
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Images

Hubble Sees Starbursts in the Wake of a Fleeting Romance

05/29/2014
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy NGC 4485 in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). The galaxy is irregular in shape, but it hasn’t always been so.

Neutron Stars Rip Each Other Apart to Form Black Hole

05/15/2014
This still image from a supercomputer simulation shows one of the most violent events in the universe: a pair of neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black hole.

Flame Nebula: Chandra Delivers New Insight into Formation of Star Clusters

05/12/2014
A study of NGC 2024 and the Orion Nebula Cluster suggest that the stars on the outskirts of these clusters are older than those in the central regions, contrary to previous ideas about star formation.
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