Spotted: ‘Death Star’ Black Holes in Action – NASA

Spotted: ‘Death Star’ Black Holes in Action – NASA

A team of astronomers have studied 16 supermassive black holes that are firing powerful beams into space, to track where these beams, or jets, are pointing now and where they were aimed in the past, as reported in our latest press release. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) National Radio Astronomical Observatory’s (NRAO) Very … Read more

NASA’s Heliophysics Experiment to Study Sun on European Mission – NASA

NASA’s Heliophysics Experiment to Study Sun on European Mission – NASA

NASA announced Tuesday it selected a new instrument to study the Sun and how it creates massive solar eruptions. The agency’s Joint EUV coronal Diagnostic Investigation, or JEDI, will capture images of the Sun in extreme ultraviolet light, a type of light invisible to our eyes but reveals many of the underlying mechanisms of the … Read more

Webb Cracks Case of Inflated Exoplanet – NASA Science

Webb Cracks Case of Inflated Exoplanet – NASA Science

Image: Warm Gas-Giant Exoplanet WASP-107 b (Artist’s Concept) The Problem with WASP-107 b A Wealth of Previously Undetectable Molecules Image:Warm Gas-Giant Exoplanet WASP-107 b Transmission Spectrum (Hubble WFC3, Webb NIRCam, and Webb MIRI Image:Warm Gas-Giant Exoplanet WASP-107 b (Transmission Spectrum: Webb NIRSpec) Roiling Gas, Hot Interior, and Massive Core Source link

How NASA Tracked the Most Intense Solar Storm in Decades – NASA Science

How NASA Tracked the Most Intense Solar Storm in Decades – NASA Science

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured these images of the solar flare on May 14, 2024 — as seen in the bright flash on the right side. These images show a subset of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the extremely hot material in flares and which is colorized in royal blue and gold. This flare shows … Read more

NASA’s Chandra Notices the Galactic Center is Venting – NASA

NASA’s Chandra Notices the Galactic Center is Venting – NASA

These images show evidence for an exhaust vent attached to a chimney releasing hot gas from a region around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, as reported in our latest press release. In the main image of this graphic, X-rays from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue) have been combined with radio data from the MeerKAT telescope (red). Previously, astronomers had … Read more

NASA’s Webb Hints at Possible Atmosphere Surrounding Rocky Exoplanet – NASA Science

NASA’s Webb Hints at Possible Atmosphere Surrounding Rocky Exoplanet – NASA Science

While 55 Cancri e is far too hot to be habitable, researchers think it could provide a unique window for studying interactions between atmospheres, surfaces, and interiors of rocky planets, and perhaps provide insights into the early conditions of Earth, Venus, and Mars, which are thought to have been covered in magma oceans far in … Read more

How NASA’s Roman Mission Will Hunt for Primordial Black Holes – NASA

How NASA’s Roman Mission Will Hunt for Primordial Black Holes – NASA

Astronomers have discovered black holes ranging from a few times the Sun’s mass to tens of billions. Now a group of scientists has predicted that NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could find a class of “featherweight” black holes that has so far eluded detection. Today, black holes form either when a massive star collapses … Read more

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Prediction vs. Reality – NASA Science

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Prediction vs. Reality – NASA Science

The researchers used the Aitken, Electra, and Pleiades supercomputers at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility, located at the agency’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. With near-real-time data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and ESA’s (the European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter, they created a dynamic model of the corona. The team’s model … Read more

Researchers Develop ‘Founding Document’ on Synthetic Cell Development – NASA

Researchers Develop ‘Founding Document’ on Synthetic Cell Development – NASA

Cells are the fundamental units of life, forming the variety of all living things on Earth as individual cells and multi-cellular organisms. To better understand how cells perform the essential functions of life, scientists have begun developing synthetic cells – non-living bits of cellular biochemistry wrapped in a membrane that mimic specific biological processes. The … Read more

NASA Selects BAE Systems to Develop Air Quality Instrument for NOAA – NASA

NASA Selects BAE Systems to Develop Air Quality Instrument for NOAA – NASA

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has selected BAE Systems (formerly known as Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation) of Boulder, Colorado, to develop an instrument to monitor air quality and provide information about the impact of air pollutants on Earth for NOAA’s Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) satellite program. This cost-plus-award-fee … Read more