Astrophysics Science Division (660) Highlights

Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

12.16.2014
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.

Fermi Mission Brings Deeper Focus to Thunderstorm Gamma-rays

12.15.2014
Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth.
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Hubble Spies Charming Spiral Galaxy Bursting with Stars

12.05.2014
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observes some of the most beautiful galaxies in our skies.
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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.

NICER Passes CDR!

09/18/2014
The NICER team has passed their Critical Design Review. Great job!

TESS passes PDR!

09/18/2014
The TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) recently passed their PDR, and confirmation (KDP-C) of the mission is scheduled for Oct 31.
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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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