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During Parker Solar Probe’s seventh swing by the Sun, celestial geometry posed a special opportunity. The configuration of this particular orbit placed Parker Solar Probe on the same side of the Sun as Earth — meaning that Earth-bound observatories could observe the Sun and its outpouring of solar wind from the same perspective as Parker’s.

Observations With Parker Solar Probe’s 7th Solar Encounter

During Parker Solar Probe’s seventh swing by the Sun, celestial geometry posed a special opportunity. The configuration of this particular orbit placed Parker Solar Probe on the same side of the Sun as Earth — meaning that Earth-bound observatories could observe the Sun and its outpouring of solar wind from the same perspective as Parker’s.

Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets | NASA

Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets

SOFIA found that Comet Catalina is carbon-rich, suggesting comets could have been an essential source of carbon on planets like Earth and Mars during the early formation of the solar system.

Hubble Beholds a Big, Beautiful Blue Galaxy | NASA

Hubble Beholds a Big, Beautiful Blue Galaxy

NGC 2336 is the quintessential galaxy — big, beautiful, and blue — and it is captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble Solves Mystery of Monster Star's Dimming | NASA

Hubble Solves Mystery of Monster Star's Dimming

Last year, astronomers were puzzled when Betelguese, the bright red supergiant star in the constellation Orion, dramatically faded, but then recovered. The dimming lasted for weeks. Now, astronomers have turned their sights toward a monster star in the adjoining constellation Canis Major, the Great Dog.

’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) has been named the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope after the agency's first Chief of Astronomy, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe! James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Nasa Space, Cosmos, Rogue Planet, Nancy Grace, Astronomical Observatory, Planetary System, Nasa Missions
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New ‘Eyewear’ to Deepen the View of NASA’s Roman Space Telescope

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to explore even more cosmic questions, thanks to a new near-infrared filter. The upgrade will allow the observatory to see longer wavelengths of light, opening up exciting new opportunities for discoveries from the edge of our solar system to the farthest reaches of space.

Hubble Looks at a ‘Black Eye’ Galaxy | NASA

Hubble Looks at a ‘Black Eye’ Galaxy

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features NGC 4826 — a spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair).

Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids | NASA

Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids

After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way.

Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus | NASA

Parker Solar Probe Offers Stunning View of Venus

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020.

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Traversing Mars' Jezero Crater

This image depicts a possible area through which the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover could traverse across Jezero Crater.

Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova | NASA

Reclusive Neutron Star May Have Been Found in Famous Supernova

Astronomers now have evidence from two X-ray telescopes (Chandra and NuSTAR) for a key component of a famous supernova remnant. This latest study shows that a "pulsar wind nebula" created by such a neutron star may be present.

How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named? | NASA

How Were the Trojan Asteroids Discovered and Named?

On Feb. 22, 1906, German astrophotographer Max Wolf helped reshape our understanding of the solar system. He discovered the first of a small body of asteroids trapped in Jupiter's orbit. No spacecraft has ever been to this population of small bodies, called the Trojan asteroids. The Lucy mission, launching this year, will be the first.

For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black Hole

For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

Hubble Science: Exoplanets, Alien Atmospheres

Hubble Science: Exoplanets, Alien Atmospheres

Hubble Science: Exoplanets, Alien Atmospheres

NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Show Us More Stars at Higher Resolution | NASA

NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Show Us More Stars at Higher Resolution

The combination of high resolution and infrared-detecting instruments on NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will reveal stars that are currently hidden even from the powerful Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA Missions Make Unprecedented Map of Sun’s Magnetic Field | NASA Eclipse Totale, Stephen Hawking Quotes, Business Intelligence Solutions, Business Performance, Solar Eclipse, Setting Goals, Google News, Being Used, Malta
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NASA Missions Make Unprecedented Map of Sun’s Magnetic Field

For the first time, a NASA mission has made multi-height measurements of the solar chromosphere’s magnetic field. The observations extend our measurement capability into a region of the Sun that has so far eluded scientific grasp.

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NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands Successfully on Mars (Highlight Reel)

NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands Successfully on Mars (Highlight Reel)