NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 14 Nov 2018, 14:30 UTC
NASA Breaking News 13 Nov 2018, 22:38 UTC NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Nov 2018, 20:00 UTC NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its fourth Asteroid Approach Maneuver (AAM-4) yesterday. The spacecraft fired its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters to slow the spacecraft from approximately 0.31 mph (0.14 m/sec) to 0.10 mph (0.04 m/sec). The ACS thrusters are capable of velocity changes as small as 0.02 mph (0.01 m/sec). The mission team will continue to examine telemetry and tracking data over the next week to verify the new trajectory. The maneuver targeted the spacecraft to fly through a corridor designed for the collection of high-resolution images that will be used to build a shape model of Bennu.
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Once-In-A-Lifetime Observations by Veritas Astronomers Reveal High Energy Gamma-Rays from a Binary Star System13 Nov 2018, 14:39 UTC A new discovery reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters might lay claim to title of the most unusual extreme class of astronomical object: very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray emitting, neutron star-massive star binary pairs. Of the one-hundred billion stars in our galaxy, fewer than ten are in known to be in gamma-ray binary systems, with this discovery being only the second with an identified neutron star. The gamma-ray emission was discovered during an event that will not happen again until 2067.
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation 10 Nov 2018, 15:51 UTC Three cosmologists from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation analysed new data to provide one of the most accurate measurements of the Hubble Constant to date.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 8 Nov 2018, 18:00 UTC In 2017, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope played a pivotal role in two important breakthroughs occurring just five weeks apart. But what might seem like extraordinary good luck is really the product of research, analysis, preparation and development extending back more than a century.
ESA Space Science 8 Nov 2018, 10:00 UTC Space weather is no abstract concept – it may happen in space, but its effects on Earth can be significant. To help better forecast these effects, ESA’s Cluster mission, a quartet of spacecraft that was launched in 2000, is currently working to understand how our planet is connected to its magnetic environment, and unravelling the complex relationship between the Earth and its parent star.