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3C 75 in Abell 400: Black Holes Determined To Be Bound
This composite X-ray (blue)/radio (pink) image of the galaxy cluster Abell 400 shows radio jets immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree X-ray emitting gas that pervades the cluster....
Working With Tardigrades On The International Space Station
Thomas Pesquet: It's time for lunch, water bears! I took my turn feeding the tardigrades. Fun fact: they have a two-week reproduction cycle, so we are now hosting three generations of them! A whole family tree of space-borne tardigrades!...
Extreme Volcanism Did Not Cause The Late Cretaceous Massive Extinction
A study published in the journal Geology rules out that extreme volcanic episodes had any influence on the massive extinction of species in the late Cretaceous....
Retro 51 rolls out space shuttle Enterprise limited edition Tornado pen
Forty-five years after it made its public debut, NASA's space shuttle Enterprise is being rolled out again, this time as a rollerball pen. Retro 51 announced its new Space Shuttle Enterprise Tornado.
NASA Awards Orion Main Engine Contract for Future Artemis Missions
NASA has awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. of Redmond, Washington, for the development of the Orion Main Engine (OME), which will be used on the Orion spacecraft as part of the agency’s Artemis program.
New York, New Jersey Students to Hear from NASA’s Space Station Crew
Students from New York and New Jersey will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Why do the planets in the solar system orbit on the same plane?
About 4.5 billion years ago, the solar system was just a giant, spinning cloud of gas and dust. Today, it's flat. Here's how that happened.
Two celestial crowns for late summer
There are two star patterns representing crowns that are visible in our current late-summer evening sky: Corona Borealis (the Northern Crown) and Corona Australis (the Southern Crown).
NASA splits human spaceflight directorate into two new branches
NASA is reorganizing its human spaceflight office, a move the agency believes will aid its push to put boots on the moon and Mars.
NASA Announces Landing Site for VIPER Lunar Rover
NASA has chosen the western edge of Nobile Crater at the Moon’s south pole as the landing site for its upcoming Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). NASA’s VIPER rover will land near the western edge of Nobile Crater in 2023 on a 100-day mission. Part of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program, the mobile [...]