NASA Hosts Briefing On New Observations Of Interstellar Matter


Artist's impression of IBEX exploring the edge of our solar system. Credit: NASA GSFC.

WASHINGTON — NASA will host a Science Update at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, to discuss new analysis from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft of material from outside our solar system and the interstellar boundary region […]

NASA’s Hubble Breaks New Ground with Distant Supernova Discovery

Part of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (Space Telescope Science Institute and The Johns Hopkins University), and S. Rodney (The Johns Hopkins University)

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has looked deep into the distant universe and detected the feeble glow of a star that […]

Hubble Pinpoints Farthest Protoclust​er of Galaxies Ever Seen

Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Trenti (University of Colorado, Boulder and Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, U.K.), L. Bradley (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore), and the BoRG team

WASHINGTON — Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of development. It is the most […]

NASA’S Chandra Finds Largest Cluster in Early Universe


NASA'S Chandra X-ray observatory has found the largest galaxy cluster to date in the distant universe. Image Credit: NASA

Washington — An exceptional galaxy cluster, the largest seen in the distant universe, has been found using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) in Chile.


Herschel and Spitzer See Nearby Galaxies’ Stardust

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

PASADENA, Calif. – The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions; and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The new images map the dust in the galaxies known as the Large […]

Exoplanets, Supernovae, High Energy Sky, New Images Among NASA News Highlights

NASA unveiled a wide range of discoveries at a recent meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Image Credit: NASA – Caltech

WASHINGTON — NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of space science topics during the 2012 winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar […]