Travel Through Data From Space in New 3D Instagram Experiences – NASA

Travel Through Data From Space in New 3D Instagram Experiences – NASA

A new project provides special 3D “experiences” on Instagram using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes through augmented reality (AR), allowing users to travel virtually through objects in space. These new experiences of astronomical objects – including the debris fields of exploded stars – are being released to help celebrate the 25th … Read more

NASA’s Chandra Releases Doubleheader of Blockbuster Hits – NASA

NASA’s Chandra Releases Doubleheader of Blockbuster Hits – NASA

New movies of two of the most famous objects in the sky — the Crab Nebula and Cassiopeia A — are being released from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Each includes X-ray data collected by Chandra over about two decades. They show dramatic changes in the debris and radiation remaining after the explosion of two massive … Read more

Hubble Celebrates 34th Anniversary with a Look at the Little Dumbbell Nebula – NASA Science

Hubble Celebrates 34th Anniversary with a Look at the Little Dumbbell Nebula – NASA Science

The Hubble Space Telescope has been operating for over three decades and continues to make ground-breaking discoveries that shape our fundamental understanding of the universe. Hubble is a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope and mission operations. Lockheed Martin … Read more

Hubble Spots a Galaxy Hidden in a Dark Cloud

Hubble Spots a Galaxy Hidden in a Dark Cloud

However, we can’t fully appreciate the features of this galaxy — at least in visible light — because it’s partially concealed by a stretch of dark dust (lower-right third of the image). This dark nebula is part of the Chamaeleon star-forming region, itself located only around 500 light-years from us, in a nearby part of … Read more

Peering Into the Tendrils of NGC 604 with NASA’s Webb

Peering Into the Tendrils of NGC 604 with NASA’s Webb

Webb’s view in mid-infrared wavelengths also illustrates a new perspective into the diverse and dynamic activity of this region. In the MIRI view of NGC 604, there are noticeably fewer stars. This is because hot stars emit much less light at these wavelengths, while the larger clouds of cooler gas and dust glow. Some of … Read more

Listen to the Universe: New NASA Sonifications and Documentary – NASA

Listen to the Universe: New NASA Sonifications and Documentary – NASA

Three new sonifications of images from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have been released in conjunction with a new documentary about the project that makes its debut on the NASA+ streaming platform. Sonification is the process of translating data into sounds. In the case of Chandra and other telescopes, scientific data are collected … Read more

Hubble Views a Massive Star Forming – NASA Science

Hubble Views a Massive Star Forming – NASA Science

At the center of the image, IRAS 16562-3959 likely hosts a massive star – about 30 times the mass of our Sun – that is still in the process of forming. The shadowy clouds appear dark because there is so much light-obscuring dust blocking the near-infrared wavelengths of light Hubble observed. However, near-infrared light does … Read more

Meet the Infrared Telescopes That Paved the Way for NASA’s Webb – NASA

Meet the Infrared Telescopes That Paved the Way for NASA’s Webb – NASA

The Webb telescope has opened a new window onto the universe, but it builds on missions going back 40 years, including Spitzer and the Infrared Astronomical Satellite. On Dec. 25, NASA will celebrate the two-year launch anniversary of the James Webb Space Telescope – the largest and most powerful space observatory in history. The clarity … Read more

NASA’s Webb Stuns With New High-Definition Look at Exploded Star – NASA

NASA’s Webb Stuns With New High-Definition Look at Exploded Star – NASA

Mysterious features hide in near-infrared light Like a shiny, round ornament ready to be placed in the perfect spot on a holiday tree, supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A) gleams in a new image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. As part of the 2023 Holidays at the White House, First Lady of the United States … Read more