NASA Breaking News 17 Nov 2020, 03:44 UTC The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience successfully docked to the International Space Station at 11:01 p.m. EST Monday, transporting NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
NASA Kennedy Space Center 16 Nov 2020, 04:19 UTC Space X's Falcon 9 rocket, with astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi aboard the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft, blasts off from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A.
United Kingdom Space Agency 14 Nov 2020, 09:15 UTC The UK government has commissioned new research into space-based solar pwer (SBSP) systems that would use very large solar power satellites to collect solar energy, convert it into high-frequency radio waves, and safely beam it back to ground-based receivers connected to the electrical power grid.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Nov 2020, 14:00 UTC This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the galaxy LRG-3-817, also known as SDSS J090122.37+181432.3. The galaxy, its image distorted by the effects of gravitational lensing, appears as a long arc to the left of the central galaxy cluster.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Nov 2020, 14:00 UTC Scientists using an instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, spacecraft have discovered that water vapor near the surface of the Red Planet is lofted higher into the atmosphere than anyone expected was possible. There, it is easily destroyed by electrically charged gas particles — or ions — and lost to space.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 12 Nov 2020, 14:17 UTC Long ago and far across the universe, an enormous burst of gamma rays unleashed more energy in a half-second than the Sun will produce over its entire 10-billion-year lifetime. In May of 2020, light from the flash finally reached Earth and was first detected by NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory. Scientists quickly enlisted other telescopes — including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the Very Large Array radio observatory, the W. M. Keck Observatory, and the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope network — to study the explosion's aftermath and the host galaxy. It was Hubble that provided the surprise.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) 10 Nov 2020, 14:22 UTC The Very Large Sky Survey (VLASS) is an ambitious project to make a high-resolution radio map of nearly 80% of the . When it is completed in 2024, it will give us the most detailed view of the radio sky ever captured. One of the goals of VLASS is to discover and map radio sources such as quasars and radio jets from black holes. To create this map, the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico captures images of the sky as it drifts overhead. But as it takes these images, the VLA also once in a while captures events known as radio transients.
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