• illustration of position and exposure data of the Vela pulsar from Fermi

    Fermi Produces a Study in Spirograph

    02.27.13 - The Vela pulsar traces out a loopy, hypnotic pattern reminiscent of art produced by a children's toy in this video created with data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

  • Artist's concept of a black hole

    NASA's NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

    02.27.13 - Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun.

  • Artist's Concept of NuSTAR

    NASA Hosts Media Telecon About Black Hole Studies

    02.25.13 - NASA will host a news teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), Wednesday, Feb. 27, to announce black hole observations from its newest X-ray telescope, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray telescope.

  • A jet from the darkness top left streams ribbons of dust and luminous gasses

    Hubble Sees a Glowing Jet From A Young Star

    02.22.13 - HH 151 is a bright jet of glowing material trailed by an intricate, orange-hued plume of gas and dust, located some 460 light-years away in the constellation of Taurus.

  • James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing.

    Webb Instruments

    02.20.13 - American manufacturing is critical to the development of NASA’s scientific instruments, satellites and telescopes – specifically the James Webb Space Telescope.

  • The artist's concept depicts the new planet dubbed Kepler-37b.

    Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System

    02.20.2013 - Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun.

  • A large, luminous v pointed down to the lower right, shows two edge-on galaxies colliding. Flashes of blue like glitter and distant background galaxies can be seen.

    Hubble Sees Cosmic “Flying V” of Merging Galaxies

    02.15.13 - This large “flying V” is actually two distinct objects — a pair of interacting galaxies known as IC 2184. Both the galaxies are seen almost edge-on here.

  • This multiwavelength composite shows the supernova remnant IC 443, also known as the Jellyfish Nebula.

    NASA's Fermi Proves Supernova Remnants Produce Cosmic Rays

    02.14.13 - NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope reveals the first clear-cut evidence the expanding debris of exploded stars produces some of the fastest-moving matter in the universe.

  • Artist's concept of Euclid

    JPL to Lead U.S. Science Team for Dark Energy Mission

    02.12.13 - The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected three NASA-nominated science teams to participate in their planned Euclid mission, including one team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Supernova remnant W49B

    Rare Explosion May Have Created Youngest Black Hole

    02.13.13 - New data from Chandra suggests a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy.