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Hubble Monitors Changing Weather and Seasons at Jupiter and Uranus

Hubble – as interplanetary meteorologist – is keeping track of the outer planets' weather, as it does every year.

NASA’s Webb Spots Swirling, Gritty Clouds on Remote Planet

Researchers observing with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have pinpointed silicate cloud features in a distant planet’s atmosphere. The team, led by Brittany Miles of the University of Arizona, also made extraordinarily clear detections of water, methane and carbon monoxide with Webb’s data, and found evidence of carbon dioxide.

Hubble Sees a Diminutive Dwarf Galaxy

UGCA 307 hangs against an irregular backdrop of distant galaxies in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA’s Fermi Captures Dynamic Gamma-Ray Sky in New Animation

Cosmic fireworks, invisible to our eyes, fill the night sky. We can get a glimpse of this elusive light show thanks to the Large Area Telescope (LAT) aboard NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, which observes the sky in gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.

NASA’s Webb Telescope Captures Rarely Seen Prelude to Supernova

The rare sight of a Wolf-Rayet star – among the most luminous, most massive, and most briefly detectable stars known – was one of the first observations made by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in June 2022.

Hubble Spots a Star-Forming Spiral

The irregular spiral galaxy NGC 5486 hangs against a background of dim, distant galaxies in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Millions of Galaxies Emerge in New Simulated Images From NASA's Roman

Scientists have created a gargantuan synthetic survey that shows what we can expect from the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s future observations. Though it represents just a small chunk of the real future survey, this simulated version contains a staggering number of galaxies – 33 million, along with 200,000 foreground stars in our home galaxy.

Hubble Peers at a Galactic Seascape

A “jellyfish galaxy” with trailing tentacles of stars hangs in inky blackness in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

How NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Will Rewind the Universe

A new simulation shows how NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will turn back the cosmic clock, unveiling the evolving universe in ways that have never been possible before.

Hubble Captures Movie of DART Asteroid Impact Debris

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of photos of asteroid Dimorphos when it was deliberately hit by a 1,200-pound NASA spacecraft called DART on September 26, 2022.

Hubble Observes Cosmic Contortions

A massive galaxy cluster in the constellation Cetus dominates the center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Jeremy Schnittman: Looking Into the Mystery of Black Holes

Astrophysicist Jeremy Schnittman hopes to have one of his theories about black holes proven someday.

Hubble Views a Merging Galactic Trio

This Hubble Space Telescope image holds three galaxies set on a collision course. They will eventually merge into a single larger galaxy, distorting one another’s spiral structure through mutual gravitational interaction in the process.

NASA’s Webb Reveals Intricate Networks of Gas and Dust in Nearby Galaxies

Researchers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are getting their first look at star formation, gas, and dust in nearby galaxies with unprecedented resolution at infrared wavelengths.

NASA’s Webb Uncovers New Details in Pandora’s Cluster

Astronomers have revealed the latest deep field image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, featuring never-before-seen details in a region of space known as Pandora’s Cluster (Abell 2744).

Hubble Spots an Elusive Galaxy

Right in the middle of this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope lies the newly discovered dwarf galaxy known as Donatiello II.

Hubble Captures the Start of a New Spoke Season at Saturn

New images of Saturn from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope herald the start of the planet's "spoke season" surrounding its equinox, when enigmatic features appear across its rings.

NASA Scientist Jonathan Gardner Named AAS 2023 Fellow

Jonathan Gardner of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was selected as a 2023 Fellow of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for extraordinary achievement and service.

Webb Detects Extremely Small Main Belt Asteroid

An asteroid roughly the size of Rome’s Colosseum — between 300 to 650 feet (100 to 200 meters) in length — has been detected by an international team of European astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

High-Gain Antenna for NASA’s Roman Mission Clears Environmental Tests

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, have finished testing the high-gain antenna for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. This antenna will provide the primary communication link between the Roman spacecraft and the ground.

Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula Nebula

A snapshot of the Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus) is featured in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

For the First Time Hubble Directly Measures Mass of a Lone White Dwarf

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time directly measured the mass of a single, isolated white dwarf.

NASA Spinoffs Bolster Climate Resilience, Improve Medical Care, More

The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication features dozens of new commercialized technologies that use the agency’s technology, research, and/or expertise to benefit people around the globe. It also includes a section highlighting technologies of tomorrow.

NASA Scientists & Historian Named AAAS 2022 Fellows

Four individuals with NASA affiliations, including three in the GSFC Science and Exploration Directorate, have been named 2022 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements in the scientific enterprise.

Hubble Views a Stellar Duo in Orion Nebula

The bright variable star V 372 Orionis takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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