12.30.09 - Studies of two supernova remnants using the Japan-U.S. Suzaku observatory have revealed high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed the explosions which have retained the imprint of temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the sun's surface.
12.29.09 - NASA has selected three proposals as candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system.
12.29.09 - What do the National Zoo and thousands of astronomers have in common?—stardust for one. Come to the AstroZone open house on January 2, 2010, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. EST, to find out more.
12.29.09 - It's going to take infrared eyes to see farther back in time than even the Hubble, and that's what the James Webb Space Telescope's MIRI detectors will do.
12.24.09 - Stan Lebar, who led the Westinghouse team that brought the televised news images of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon to more than 500 million people on earth, died on Dec. 23, 2009.
12.23.09 - Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have measured the properties of a young solar system at distances closer to the star than Venus is from our sun.
12.18.09 - GOES- P Satellite Arrives At Kennedy For Final Prelaunch Testing
12.18.09 - Laurie Leshin has been named the new deputy associate administrator of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, effective in January.
12.17.09 - Observations from THEMIS and all-sky cameras show that disparate auroral phenomena are actually connected.
12.15.09 - NASA is unveiling the latest results from LRO at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.
12.15.09 - NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite has captured five complete polar seasons of noctilucent (NLC) or 'night-shining' clouds with an unprecedented horizontal resolution of 3 miles by 3 miles.
12.14.09 - Soot and dust collecting on the Himayalans contribute as much or more to atmospheric warming than greenhouse gases.
12.14.09 - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver awarded Exceptional Bravery Medals to Jeff Stewart and Perry Wagner both from Goddard for saving the life of a colleague at Langley.
12.10.09 - Studies of one of the galaxy's most active black-hole binaries reveal a dramatic change that will help scientists better understand how these systems expel fast-moving particle jets.
12.09.09 - A specialized camera on a telescope operated by U.K. astronomers from Liverpool has made the first measurement of magnetic fields in the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst (GRB).
12.08.09 - Thanks to a series of flares that began September 15, a galaxy located billions of light-years away is now the brightest object in the gamma-ray sky.
12.08.09 - NASA gave GPM the green light to proceed to the mission implementation phase.
12.02.09 - Send your name around the Earth on the Glory satellite.
11.30.09 - The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite named GOES-14, is being placed in on-orbit storage this month to await its call to duty.
11.26.09 - The Fermi Telescope has made the first unambiguous detection of high-energy gamma-rays from an enigmatic binary system known as Cygnus X-3.
11.24.09 - NASA has released a new multimedia climate change "resource reel" showcasing free downloadable videos, data visualizations, animations, and still images that illustrate key climate change concepts and discoveries.
11.19.2009 - Sometimes you really can believe your eyes. That's what NASA's STEREO is telling researchers about a controversial phenomenon on the sun known as the "solar tsunami."
11.18.09 - Two key instruments from Hubble have a new home in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum after being returned to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis in May 2009.
11.17.09 - COBE, launched on Nov. 18, 1989, discovered evidence to support the Big Bang Theory and earned a Nobel Prize for scientists John Mather and George Smoot.
11.17.09 - The sun is a magnetic variable star that fluctuates on time scales ranging from a fraction of a second to billions of years. SDO will show us the underlying physics of solar variability.
11.13.09 - Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. teamed up with engineers at NASA's Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers to design, build, and test five new ExPRESS Logistics Carriers which will be delivered to the International Space Station.
11.13.09 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is recognizing award-winning artwork honoring NASA Spinoff technology that was used to restore the Statue of Liberty.
11.13.09 - Goddard Space Flight Center engineers teamed up with the External Payloads Group at Johnson Space Center and the ISS Payload Ground Processing support team at Kennedy Space Center to create the ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC). The ELC is an un-pressurized attached payload rack for the International Space Station (ISS) that provides mounting surfaces, power and command and data handling services for science experiments on the ISS.
11.12.09 - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is cited as one of the best innovations in aviation in the December issue of Popular Science.
11.10.09 - NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM satellite has the ability to provide data that can be made into three-dimensional images.
11.10.09 - Astronomers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center find that an X-ray source in galaxy NGC 5408 represents one of the best cases for a middleweight black hole to date.
11.10.09 - NASA is unveiling a new view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy, as seen by three of the agency's space-based observatories.
11.10.09 - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center presents a new interactive feature: “The Story of the Universe,” a video lecture by NASA scientist and 2006 Nobel laureate Dr. John Mather.
11.09.09 - Thanks to NASA's GOES Project, individuals can now access real-time satellite data from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
11.05.09 - After more three years in the making, the much anticipated documentary called “Hubble’s Amazing Rescue” debuted October 13 on PBS NOVA.
11.03.09 - Robert F. Cahalan was recently elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
11.02.09 - Two 'starburst' galaxies, plus a satellite of our own Milky Way galaxy, represent a new category of gamma-ray-emitting objects detected both by Fermi and ground-based observatories.
10.29.09 - Certain gases that cause warming are so closely linked with aerosol production that the emissions of one type of pollutant can affect the quantity of the other.
10.29.09 - Using the most distant objects in the Universe to find your way home
10.28.09 - In one year of operation, NASA's Fermi Telescope has seen more than 1,000 sources of gamma-rays, but it still can't unseat Einstein's theory of relativity.
10.26.09 - Three of the satellite instruments that will fly on an upcoming satellite mission called "FASTSAT" have been created at one NASA center and have arrived at another for more tests to ensure they are flight ready for launch.
10.26.09 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has selected ABSL Space Products in Longmont, Colo. to provide the GPM Lithium-Ion Battery.
10.23.09 - Once approximately every 15 years, light from the sun hits the ring particles at very low angles, giving us a three-dimensional view of the rings.
10.22.09 - To help foster diversity and collaboration in the space sciences, NASA is sponsoring the "Women in Astronomy and Space Science 2009: Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Workforce" conference.
10.22.09 - Every year, scientists learn something new about the inner workings of lightning.
10.20.09 - NASA technology will now be available to the medical community to help in the diagnosis and prediction of syndromes that affect the brain, such as stroke, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.
10.14.09 - After a rocky start and then a stellar 26-year performance, NASA's TDRS-1 is scheduled for decommissioning on Oct. 28, 2009.
10.09.09 - NASA is releasing six short videos and NASA scientists are participating in a live, educational webcast to coincide with Earth Science Week 2009.
10.08.09 - On October 9, LCROSS, a two-ton rocket body, will slam into a crater near the moon's south pole. Goddard's scientific visualization team helped determine how the resulting debris plume will look from Earth.
10.07.09 - For more than 19 years, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope—one of the celebrated scientific instruments of our time—has revolutionized our understanding of the universe and how it works.
10.06.09 - This year's satellite measurements show the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by floating ice was the third lowest since satellite measurements were first made in 1979.
10.01.09 - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned another image of the Apollo 11 landing site.
10.01.09 - NASA’s traveling museum exhibition featuring the Hubble and James Webb space telescopes, will arrive in New Bedford, Mass., early next week.
09.28.09 - Planning a trip to Mars? Take plenty of shielding. According to sensors on NASA's ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) spacecraft, galactic cosmic rays have just hit a Space Age high.
09.28.09 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, September 28 at 1 p.m. EDT for NASA employees to mark the opening of its newest building.
09.24.09 - Astronomers using the twin 10-meter telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have explored one of the most compact dust disks ever resolved around another star.
09.24.09 - Researchers have used NASA's ICESat to compose the most comprehensive picture of changing glaciers along the coast of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.
09.24.09 - The laser ranging effort to track the LRO spacecraft produces distance measurements accurate to within about four inches over nearly 250,000 miles.
09.23.09 - Locusts are normally docile creatures that prefer solitary lives. But sometimes, when patches of green begin to dot dry landscapes, something extraordinary can happen.
09.23.09 - Researchers at NASA Goddard are developing a transparent coating that prevents dirt from sticking in the same way a lotus plant sheds water. It could be applied to car windshields, camera lenses, and eyeglasses — almost anywhere a need exists to repel dirt.
09.23.09 - A new NASA podcast series spotlights scientific advances in monitoring agricultural production and landscape changes that affect the sustainability of the world's food supply.
09.22.09 - The huge assembly standing in Northrop Grumman's high bay looks a lot like NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, but it's an impostor.
09.22.09 - To monitor energetic solar photons, NASA is going to launch a sensor named "EVE," short for EUV Variability Experiment, onboard SDO this winter.
09.21.09 - Google Earth – the digital globe on which computer users fly around the planet and zoom in on key features – is attracting scientists' attention and aiding public communication about carbon dioxide.
09.17.09 - NASA showcased new images from LRO's seven instruments and provided updates about the topography of the moon's south pole during a news conference on Sept. 17, 2009.
09.16.09 - The annual ozone hole has started developing over the South Pole, and it appears that it will be comparable to ozone depletions over the past decade.
09.16.09 - In a break from its usual task of searching for distant cosmic explosions, NASA's Swift satellite has acquired the highest-resolution view of a neighboring spiral galaxy ever attained in the ultraviolet.
09.16.09 - There is a growing group of Midwest farmers who rely on satellite imagery from Landsat to maximize their harvest and minimize damage to their fields.
09.15.09 - We are just beginning to learn about worlds beyond our solar system, so we really don't have a good idea of what the chances are for advanced life in our Galaxy. That's where the Kepler mission comes in.
09.15.09 - The Integrated Science Instrument Module structure, a major component of the James Webb Space Telescope, recently arrived for testing at Goddard's Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility.
09.14.09 - NASA has released a video illustrating an innovative satellite-based method that maps agricultural water consumption.
09.15.09 - Few non-scientists have ever heard of "NDVI," but this tool will play a key part in helping us to keep food on the table as future populations swell.
09.09.09 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is back in business after astronauts refurbished it in May. These first snapshots from Hubble showcase the 19-year-old telescope's new vision.› View images and comment
09.03.09 - Four months after the success of Apollo 11, NASA launched Apollo 12 in November 1969. Almost exactly 40 years later, LRO has seen the landing site.
09.02.09 - In 2002, NASA created a video tour of Earth's frozen regions using satellite data. This year, NASA visualizers are taking viewers on a return trip to see what's changed over the years.
09.01.09 - Even as global air and ocean temperatures march upward, the extent of the sea ice around the southern continent isn’t decreasing. In fact, it's increasing and scientists want to know why.
09.01.09 - NASA and other research scientists recently combined the high spatial coverage from satellites with a longer record from Cold War submarines to piece together a history of ice thickness that spans close to 50 years.
08.28.09 - The dust-filled disks where new planets may be forming around other stars occasionally take on some difficult-to-understand shapes.
08.25.09 - Researchers using space-based lasers have created the most comprehensive inventory of lakes that actively drain or fill under Antarctica's ice.
08.25.09 - Besides making delicious honey to enjoy on biscuits, bees have yet another role: that of climate data collectors.
08.24.09 - More powerful computers needed to process the sophisticated computer models used in climate forecasts are now being developed at Goddard.
08.21.09 - NASA has released a video of Hurricane Bill today from the GOES-14 satellite. The video was put together from a series of still frames taken by the satellite using both infrared and visible imagery and provides different views of Hurricane Bill on August 20.
08.20.09 - On August 17, 2009, at 1:31 p.m. EST, the latest NASA/NOAA geostationary weather satellite, called GOES-14, returned its first full-disk thermal infrared (IR) image, showing radiation with a wavelength of 10.7 micrometers emanating from Earth.
08.20.09 - NASA Television has been honored with a Primetime Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
08.19.09 - NASA has several satellites that orbit the Earth one behind the other on the same track. They're called the "A-Train" and one of the things they study is tropical cyclones.
08.20.09 - NASA researchers finds that African mangrove forests are being destroyed by worsening pollution, encroaching real estate development, and deforestation.
08.17.09 - GOES- 14, formerly GOES-O, has achieved another significant milestone with the release of the first formal Solar Image from the Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI).
08.17.09 - Discovery supports the theory that some of life's ingredients formed in space and were delivered to Earth long ago by meteorite and comet impacts.
08.14.09 - New observations made with instruments aboard Japan's Hinode satellite reveal the answer to why the Sun's corona is so darned hot.
08.14.09 - Solar physicists at NASA have confirmed that small, sudden bursts of heat and energy, called nanoflares, cause temperatures in the thin, translucent gas of the sun's atmosphere to reach millions of degrees.
08.12.09 - Groundwater beneath northern India’s farms and cities has been disappearing. Hydrologists, like NASA's Matt Rodell, have been hunting for it.
08.10.09 - A new supercomputer simulation designed to track the fate of the universe's first black holes finds that they couldn't efficiently gorge themselves on nearby gas.
08.06.09 - When NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) leaves Earth in November 2009 onboard an Atlas V rocket, the thunderous launch will trigger an avalanche...of data.
08.05.09 - Fast-moving stars shed new light on how these distant galaxies, which are a fraction the size of our Milky Way, may have evolved into the full-grown galaxies seen around us today.
08.05.09 - An exciting new astrophysics mission led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will provide a revolutionary window into the universe.
08.03.09 - The new piece from Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio could be considered for an Oscar if it does well at the SIGGRAPH exhibition the week of August 3.
07.28.09 - The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-14, provided its first visible full disk image of Earth on July 27, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
07.24.09 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the sharpest visible-light picture yet of atmospheric debris from an object that collided with Jupiter on July 19.
07.24.09 - One researcher has used a decade's worth of NASA satellite data to revise old models of plankton blooms in the North Atlantic.
07.22.09 - NASA officials have approved critical elements for the next generation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, TDRS K and TDRS L.
07.21.09 - Oceanographer Gene Feldman has studied the Galapagos Islands for 25 years. This summer, he visits them for the first time.
07.21.09 - NASA is designing a mission to investigate one of the most fundamental and explosive physical processes in the universe: magnetic reconnection.
07.20.09 - If you have ever looked up the "where," "when" or "what type" for an eclipse, you may be familiar with Fred Espenak, better known as "Mr. Eclipse."
07.17.09 - NASA's LRO spacecraft has returned images of five of the six Apollo moon landing sites.
06.10.09 - After decades of research, NASA scientists say they may have found the answer to why the solar wind is hotter than it should be: turbulence.
07.16.09 - NASA released newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk, commemorating the Apollo 11 40th anniversary.
07.15.09 - NASA and Northrop Grumman are training their engineers on how to handle and assemble the telescope's Optical Telescope Element, also known as the 'eye' of the telescope.
07.17.09 - It's not too often that two tropical cyclones are close enough to each other to be within a satellite's view as it tracks far above the Earth, but it happened this week with Carlos and Dolores in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
07.10.09 - NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Colorado at Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics for the development of the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor, or TSIS.
07.10.09 - GOES-O became GOES-14 once it reached its geosynchronous orbit on July 8, 2009.
07.10.09 - NASA's upcoming mission to study the sun in unprecedented detail and its effects on Earth, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on July 9.
07.09.09 - On a bright, sunny July day, employees are celebrating both the challenging work and the diverse workforce that reside at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
07.03.09 - With NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, astronomers now are getting their best look at those whirling stellar cinders known as pulsars.
07.02.09 - LRO has returned its first images of the lunar surface, from near the Mare Nubium region.
07.01.09 - The Blueshift podcast series, kicking off with an interview of Nobel Prize winner Dr. John Mather, offers listeners a backstage pass to Goddard's Astrophysics Science Division's groundbreaking discoveries.
06.29.09 - See the tracks of 2008 storms from Arthur to Paloma from birth to death.
06.27.09 - GOES-O, soared into space today after a successful launch at 6:51 p.m. EDT on a Delta IV rocket.
06.24.09 - Four scientists, an artist and a former astronaut took the stage at the National Academy of Sciences, where lively discussion and music conveyed the excitement of Earth science to a public audience.
06.24.09 - In honor of the center’s 50th anniversary, the Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Office hosted an evening event that commemorated Goddard research that has developed into spin-off technologies.
06.23.09 - Kara Karpman used her math skills to conduct research in two NASA student opportunity programs.
06.23.09 - NASA has selected five contractors to receive Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements, which will allow the agency access to a variety of airborne research platforms.
06.23.09 - After a four and a half day journey from the Earth, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully entered orbit around the moon.
06.16.09 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. invites the public to view the launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission at the Goddard Visitor Center on Thursday, June 18.
06.16.09 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. invites reporters to view the launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission at the Goddard Visitor Center on Thursday, June 18.
06.17.09 - The public is invited to a free event featuring NASA and NASA-funded scientists who will highlight "Observations of Our Changing Earth from Space," on Tuesday, June 23.
06.16.09 - The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O, or GOES-O, is scheduled for a liftoff on Friday, June 26, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
06.16.09 - NASA is preparing for the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O (GOES-O) from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
06.16.09 - NASA's Swift satellite detected a rare interstellar object known as a soft gamma repeater, or SGR. The object is only the fifth confirmed SGR.
06.15.09 - Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin toured Goddard's Environmental Integration and Testing Facilities during his visit to the center on June 12.
06.12.09 - Howard University President Dr. Sidney Ribeau and Goddard Center Director Rob Strain met on June 10 to discuss partnerships between the two institutions.
06.08.09 - New employees here at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center face a steep learning curve, but beginning this summer, they have a tool to help them learn their way around.
06.07.09 - The GOES-O spacecraft, encapsulated in the Delta IV fairing, was rolled out of the Astrotech Facility, Titusville, Fla.
06.09.09 - NASA invites reporters and producers to participate in a special media briefing and walking tour that will highlight NASA's upcoming Solar Dynamics Observatory mission.
06.08.09 - An international team of astronomers today reported that most dark bursts occur in normal galaxies detectable by large, ground-based optical telescopes.
06.04.09 - Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on June 3 and met with Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team members.
06.02.09 - Magnetic tornadoes could form open windows in Mercury's magnetic shield, allowing the solar wind to flow through and blast atoms off the planet's surface to replenish its atmosphere.
06.01.09 - Singer Patti LaBelle entertained hundreds of past and present Goddard employees at a special dinner held on May 30 to mark the center's 50th anniversary.
06.01.09 - Thousands streamed into the Baltimore Convention Center on May 30 for a free expo showcasing the state's innovative work in space and technology.
06.01.09 - Summer soon begins in the Northern Hemisphere and, on June 1st, the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off. What can we expect?
05.30.09 - Thousands came to the "Maryland's Place in Space" event at the Baltimore Convention Center that highlighted the state's role in space exploration and technology.
05.30.09 - A free showcase of Maryland's revolutionary work in space and technology is illuminating the Baltimore Convention Center today, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
05.28.09 - Astronaut Richard Arnold Jr. will highlight "Maryland's Place in Space," a free, family-friendly event on May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Baltimore Convention Center.
05.28.09 - Twenty-one years ago, the balloon-borne Gamma-Ray Imaging Spectrometer (GRIS) made the first of nine trips into the stratosphere, helping astronomers catch a glimpse of the high-energy universe.
05.28.09 - Researchers have conducted the first global analysis of the health and productivity of ocean plants, as revealed by a unique signal detected by a NASA satellite.
05.27.09 - Using data from NASA's THEMIS mission, a team of University of Alberta researchers has pinpointed the impact epicenter of an earthbound space storm as it crashes into the atmosphere.
05.28.09 - For the first time, Suzaku has detected X-ray-emitting gas at a cluster's outskirts, where a billion-year plunge to the center begins.
05.26.09 - Students from all over the world will gather to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind's 30th World Finals, a creative problem-solving competition, at the Iowa State University, Ames, Ia., May 27 through May 30.
05.26.09 - A 'pale blue dot' is the best picture we will get of an Earth-like extrasolar world using even the most advanced telescopes planned for the next couple decades. If we can determine that the planet has oceans of liquid water, it greatly increases the likelihood that it supports life.
05.26.09 - Maryland’s revolutionary work in space and technology will be featured at the Baltimore Convention Center during a free, family event on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.
05.26.09 - Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew landed at 8:39 a.m. PDT Sunday, completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
05.24.09 - Space shuttle Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base, completing a 13-day journey of approximately 5.3 million miles in space.
05.23.09 - In the hopes of still allowing Atlantis to land at the Kennedy Space Center, mission managers have elected to keep the shuttle in orbit an additional day.
05.21.09 - Goddard Center Director Rob Strain signed a Space Act Agreement to help form a new state-of-the-art educational facility on or near the Goddard campus.
05.21.09 - NASA's return to the moon will get a boost in June with the launch of two satellites that will return a wealth of data about Earth's nearest neighbor.
05.19.09 - Thanks to the fifth and final shuttle servicing mission, the Hubble Space Telescope can continue pushing the limits of what we know about our universe for years to come.
05.18.09 - The fifth and final partnership between a space shuttle crew and the Hubble Space Telescope is in its final hours.
05.17.09 - Very early on Sunday morning, word came from functional test analysis that yesterday’s repair activities on the Advanced Camera for Surveys had achieved the prime objective of the effort—restoration of the instrument’s Wide Field Channel (WFC).
05.16.09 - The addition of a new science instrument and an unprecedented on-orbit repair of a severely under performing camera on Hubble highlighted Saturday activities aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.
05.15.09 - Hubble received six new gyros and one new battery module on the May 15 spacewalk. Plans for May 16 include installing a new science instrument and repairing another.
05.14.09 - With the first of the five planned spacewalks completed, two of the three top mission priorities have already been met.
05.12.09 - May 13's activities include reconfiguring the telescope's science instruments and the NSSC-1 science computer into stand-by mode, changing the shuttle’s pointing system from two-gyro mode to three-gyro mode. The aperture door on the telescope was closed at 6:22 p.m. ET on May 12.
05.13.09 - The major event on Wednesday in the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) was Space Shuttle Atlantis’ rendezvous with the Hubble Space Telescope.
05.11.09 - Employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center cheered and applauded as shuttle Atlantis successfully launched at 2:01:56 p.m. ET on May 11.
05.11.09 - Goddard plays a critical role in the final shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Read about the center's involvement and share your comments.
05.15.2009 - NASA′s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft has spotted the first major activity of the new solar cycle.
05.11.09 - In tribute to Hubble's longest-running optical camera, a planetary nebula has been imaged as WFPC2's final "pretty picture."
05.12.09 - Animators have made the "unfolding" of the James Webb Space Telescope come to life in two new videos.
05.08.09 - New technologies for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope can be used to enhance the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) in the upcoming servicing mission.
05.13.09 - Space Place Live! features a scientist from the weather satellite launching in 2009 called "GOES-O."
05.07.09 - Electrons – the particles that carry electricity – can both protect and disrupt your satellite TV or GPS navigator with a "song".
05.04.09 - Fermi scientists revealed new details about high-energy particles implicated in a nearby cosmic mystery.
05.01.09 - Since May 1, 1959, Goddard Spaceflight Center has been at the forefront of exploration and technological achievement.
05.01.09 - NASA chartered the Goddard Space Flight Center on May 1, 1959, at the dawn of the space age. View video and images looking back on the center's five decades at Goddard's 50th anniversary Web site.
04.30.09 - Fires in equatorial Asia are growing more frequent and having a serious impact on the air as well as the land.
04.29.09 - For the last decade, NASA's Earth Observatory has been using stunning satellite imagery to tell the story of our planet and the NASA scientists who are working to help us understand how it works.
04.28.09 - NASA's Swift satellite and an international team of astronomers have found a gamma-ray burst from a star that died when the universe was only 630 million years old.
04.28.09 - NASA has developed a flash on-line game about telescopes, featuring NASA's next-generation spacecraft, the James Webb Space Telescope!
04.28.09 - For three days, SDO sat on a slowly spinning "Miller Table" in the Spacecraft Checkout and Integration Area, a "clean room" at Goddard.
04.27.09 - Goddard was well represented at the 11th annual Maryland Day open house at nearby University of Maryland on April 25.
04.23.09 - Employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center celebrated the center's numerous conservation efforts in recognition of Earth Day on April 22, 2009.
04.22.09 - An international team of astronomers has used the world’s biggest radio telescope to look deep into the brightest galaxies that NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope can see.
04.20.09 - Bella Gaia, which means “beautiful Earth”, is a one-of-a-kind multimedia journey of Earth from space that has been developed by NASA's Digital Learning Network.
04.16.09 - On the moon we will develop technologies to survive in space, because the moon presents the same challenges we will encounter throughout the universe.
04.14.2009 - STEREO spacecraft images and in situ measurements combine to show a complete picture of CMEs that paves the way for predicting solar storms like meteorologists predict hurricanes.
04.13.09 - NASA satellite data and a new modeling approach could improve weather forecasting and save more lives when future cyclones develop.
04.09.09 - Of all the things that can bring down a rocket, bubbles seem the most unlikely. The problem arises when they pop.
04.09.09 - Two identical NASA spacecraft are preparing to enter a point in the universe that may eventually answer the question of how our moon was born.
04.09.09 - Two places on opposite sides of Earth may hold the secret to how the moon was born.
04.09.09 - New research by NASA suggests the ozone layer of the future is unlikely to look much like the past because greenhouse gases are changing the dynamics of the atmosphere.
04.08.09 - New NASA research suggests that much of the atmospheric warming observed in the Arctic since 1976 may be due to changes in tiny airborne particles.
04.08.09 - The first mirror segment that will fly on the James Webb Space Telescope has completed a series of cryogenic temperature tests in the X-ray and Cryogenic Facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
04.06.09 - Polar scientists believe Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier to be thinning because of warm ocean waters below.
04.06.09 - The latest Arctic sea ice data show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing.
04.06.09 - Hundreds of guests filled the Goddard Visitor Center to celebrate Yuri’s Night on Saturday, April 4.
04.03.09 - A montage of comet images made using NASA’s Swift spacecraft illustrates just how different three comets can be.
04.03.09 - The gamma-ray sky comes alive in a movie made from Fermi Space Telescope data during its first three months of operations.
04.01.09 - The sunspot cycle is behaving a little like the stock market. Just when you think it has hit bottom, it goes even lower.
03.30.09 - NASA scientists and crew embark this week on a month-long trip to Greenland, where they will use an airborne science laboratory to learn about ongoing snow and ice changes in the region.
03.30.09 - Researchers embark this week on a month-long airborne campaign to measure ice sheet and glacier thickness.
03.23.09 - When NASA launches the Glory satellite, researchers will have the most accurate instrument to date for measuring solar fluctuations.
03.19.09 - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD has teamed with nonprofit Space Generation Advisory Council to host a world space party on Saturday, April 4, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. to celebrate humanity’s achievements in space and NASA Goddard’s 50th Anniversary.
03.18.09 - The Montreal Protocol has helped reduce contaminants responsible for damage to the ozone layer ... but what if the landmark treaty had never existed?
03.18.09 - NASA has created a unique "spherical" movie about Earth's changing ice and snow cover as captured by NASA spacecraft.
03.18.09 - An international team of astrophysicists using telescopes on the ground and in space have uncovered surprising changes in radiation emitted by an active galaxy.
03.17.09 - Biological molecules created in space and brought to Earth by meteorite impacts may help explain why life is left-handed.
03.13.09 - The Quebec Blackout was different, because this one was caused by a solar storm!
03.12.09 - The Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS), an advanced scientific instrument that will be launched on the Glory satellite, has successfully completed environmental testing.
03.12.09 - A new detection technique and a new satellite instrument should help ease the struggle of detecting tiny particles in the air that may affect global climate.
03.12.09 - The public is invited to join in on the fun as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center celebrates 100 Hours of Astronomy in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy.
03.12.09 - The Webb Telescope's mirrors are made of a special element that will enable them to withstand the rigors of space.
03.11.09 - Students will discover the Sun during a series of illuminating activities. Unique beads sensitive to ultraviolet light will reveal the power of the Sun’s rays.
03.11.09 - A new map combining nearly three months of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is giving astronomers an unprecedented look at the high-energy cosmos.
03.11.09 - A new map combining nearly three months of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is giving astronomers an unprecedented look at the high-energy cosmos.
03.11.09 - Researchers have used NASA satellite data to pinpoint the cause of a 2008 tornado that struck Atlanta. It was the first twister in the city's recorded history.
03.09.09 - Once NOAA-N Prime achieved orbit and was operational, it was renamed "NOAA-19" and NASA handed over the control of the Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES) to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
03.04.09 - "Sustainable Space Exploration" is the theme for the 47th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, to be held March 10 through 12, at the Greenbelt Marriott Hotel.
03.03.09 - After arriving yesterday, the satellite was transported to Astrotech in Titusville, Fla., where final testing of the imaging system, instrumentation, communications and power systems will be performed.
03.02.09 - After 25 years of observing the Earth, Landsat 5 is still going strong -- 22 years beyond its primary mission lifetime.
02.25.09 - This NOAA-19 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR/3) Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) image was taken in by Fred E. Piering.
02.25.09 - Rick Obenschain, deputy director at Goddard, will lead the investigation board for the unsuccessful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory.
02.25.09 - Lee Feinberg, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. was elected as a fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
02.24.09 - The television production team at Goddard shrank the moon down to a six-foot globe and put it on display in the Visitor Center.
02.24.09 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is the home of many award winning scientists, and this year is no different.
02.23.09 - The GISS analysis also showed that 2008 is the ninth warmest year since continuous instrumental records were started in 1880.
02.20.09 - While waiting for high-energy outbursts and cosmic explosions, NASA's Swift Gamma-ray Explorer satellite is monitoring Comet Lulin as it closes on Earth.
02.19.09 - Interactive maps that detail carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion are now available on the popular Google Earth platform.
02.19.09 - The first burst to be seen in high-res by the Fermi telescope had the greatest total energy, the fastest motions and the highest-energy initial emissions ever seen.
02.18.09 - Scientists recently found black gold bubbling up from an otherwise undistinguished mass of ocean imagery.
02.17.09 - Hurricanes and tropical cyclones develop in various places around the world all year 'round, and NASA's Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone Web page covers them.
02.13.09 - An early warning system successfully predicted the 2006-2007 outbreak of the deadly Rift Valley fever in northeast Africa.
02.13.09 - Four scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. have been named Fellows of the American Geophysical Union.
02.11.09 - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was loaded on a truck February 11 to begin its two-day journey to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
02.10.09 - Astronomers using NASA's Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope are seeing frequent blasts from a stellar remnant 30,000 light-years away.
02.09.09 - One piece of the James Webb Space Telescope currently being built is called the backplane. It functions as a sort of "spine" to the telescope.
02.06.09 - Goddard employees will present an exciting day of interactive exhibits and presentations in Annapolis, Md., on February 12.
02.06.09 - A new environmental satellite that will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world soared into space this morning after a picture-perfect launch.
02.05.09 - NASA satellites Jason-1, Topex/Poseidon, and OSTM/Jason-2 all collect data about sea surface heights around the world. Higher seas indicate warmer waters (that power storms) while lower seas indicate cooler waters (such as those in La Nina events in the eastern Pacific).
02.04.09 - SkyView's amazing database helps astronomers deal with the ever-increasing amount of survey data providing a single interface for accessing more than 36 surveys covering nearly 100 wavelength bands.
02.02.09 - Astrophysicist Dr. Neil Gehrels of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has been awarded the Henry Draper Medal by the National Academy of Sciences, Washington.
02.02.09 - The Joseph Weber Award for 2009 was conferred on Dr. Peter Serlemitsos in late January in recognition of his innovative contributions to X-ray detector and telescope designs that have enabled decades of scientific advances in high energy astrophysics.
01.28.09 - Sustainable Space Exploration is the theme of the 47th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, which will be held March 10 -12 at the Greenbelt, Marriott Hotel.
01.28.09 - What would happen if the sun's light and heat were amplified a thousand times? Scientists know of one planet that experiences just such a climate extreme.
01.28.09 - Many people think of the moon as dead, but if you look with a different pair of glasses – at the atomic level – it is very active.
01.22.09 - NASA is preparing to launch NOAA's latest polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite, called NOAA-N Prime.
1.22.09 - An interactive exhibit showcasing NASA's Hubble and James Webb telescopes is on display at University of Michigan.
01.21.09 - Once presumed to be cooling or stable, NASA scientists have recently confirmed a warming trend on the Antarctic Peninsula.
01.15.09 - There will be a NASA and NOAA media teleconference on Thursday, Jan. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the NOAA-N Prime satellite.
01.15.09 - The first definitive detection of methane in the atmosphere of Mars indicates the planet is still alive, in either a biologic or geologic sense, according to scientists.
01.14.09 - NASA climate scientist James E. Hansen has been chosen by his peers to receive the 2009 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal.
01.14.09 - Goddard played host to The Discovery Channel's "Young Scientist Challenge" program in October. That program is scheduled to air on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009.
01.12.09 - NASA will hold a science update at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 15, to discuss analysis of the Martian atmosphere that raises the possibility of life or geologic activity.
01.07.09 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center today announced the discovery of cosmic radio noise that booms six times louder than expected.
01.06.09 - The Fermi Space Telescope has discovered 12 new gamma-ray-only pulsars and detected pulses from 18 others.
01.06.09 - Astronomers have, for the first time, identified gas molecules in the host galaxy of a gamma-ray burst.
01.06.09 - An ongoing X-ray survey undertaken by NASA's Swift spacecraft is revealing differences between nearby active galaxies and those located about halfway across the universe.
01.05.09 - Brown dwarfs just got more elusive, based on a study of 233 nearby multiple-star systems by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
01.05.09 - NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of astrophysics topics during the 213th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting.