NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 17 Sep 2021, 12:30 UTC
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 16 Sep 2021, 18:08 UTC Space is mostly quiet. Data collected by telescopes is most often turned into silent charts, plots, and images. A "sonification" project led by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and NASA's Universe of Learning program transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world's most powerful telescopes into sound. This effort makes it possible to experience data from cosmic sources with a different sense: hearing.
NASA Kennedy Space Center 16 Sep 2021, 14:35 UTC Launch preparations for NASA’s Lucy spacecraft are well underway at an Astrotech Space Operations processing facility in Titusville, Florida. The spacecraft arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center on July 30, 2021, and shortly after its arrival, was transported to Astrotech’s facility nearby to undergo prelaunch processing.
American Astronomical Society 15 Sep 2021, 13:06 UTC An international collaboration of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has completed the most extensive chemical composition mapping of the protoplanetary disks around five nearby young stars at high resolution, producing images that capture the molecular composition associated with planetary births, and a roadmap for future studies of the makeup of planet- and comet-forming regions. The new study unlocks clues about the role of molecules in planetary system formation, and whether these young planetary systems in the making have what it takes to host life.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 14 Sep 2021, 12:00 UTC Finding the biggest collisions in the universe takes time, patience, and super steady lasers.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Sep 2021, 14:50 UTC It's challenging to make predictions, especially in astronomy. There are however, a few forecasts astronomers can depend on, such as the timing of upcoming lunar and solar eclipses and the clockwork return of some comets.