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  • NASA Hosts Workshop For Study On Applications For Large Space Optics

    01.31.13 - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will host a national workshop for the Study on Applications for Large Space Optics (SALSO) Feb. 5-6.

  • Herschel Finds Star Possibly Making Planets Past Its Prime

    01.30.13 - A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may in fact be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough to make even more planets than we have in our own solar system.

  • NASA Joins ESA's 'Dark Universe' Mission

    01.24.13 - NASA has joined the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission, a space telescope designed to investigate the cosmological mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.

  • NASA'S Galex Reveals The Largest-Known Spiral Galaxy

    01.10.13 - The spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for decades. Now a team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Brazil has crowned it the largest-known spiral, based on archival data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission.

  • SOFIA Spots Recent Starbursts in The Milky Way Galaxy's Center

    01.08.13 - Researchers using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and of a neighboring cluster of extremely luminous young stars embedded in dust cocoons

  • NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf

    01.08.13 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs.

  • NASA's Hubble Reveals Rogue Planetary Orbit for Fomalhaut B

    01.08.13 - Newly released NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of a vast debris disk encircling the nearby star Fomalhaut and a mysterious planet circling it may provide forensic evidence of a titanic planetary disruption in the system.

  • NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega

    01.08.13 - Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.

  • NASA Kepler Scientist Honored By National Academy Of Sciences

    01.07.13 - William Borucki, science principal investigator for NASA's Kepler mission at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California, is the recipient of the 2013 Henry Draper Medal awarded by the National Academy of Sciences.

  • NASA's NuSTAR Catches Black Holes in Galaxy Web

    01.07.13 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, set its X-ray eyes on a spiral galaxy and caught the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside.