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asteroid tracks
2014-01-24 08:58:14

Once a hibernating craft drifting silently through space, NEOWISE was repurposed and reactivated last month with a new mission – find asteroids and other potentially hazardous near-Earth objects.

NASA-funded Sounding Rocket To Fly Into Heart Of Aurora
2014-01-22 14:53:29

Marilia Samara and her science team will be looking for classic curls in the aurora in the night sky – curls that look like cream swirling in a cup of coffee. When they spot the appropriate conditions, the team will launch a sounding rocket for a 10-minute flight right into the heart of the aurora.

Dead Star, Black Holes Highlighted In Dazzling NASA NuSTAR Imagery
2014-01-10 10:11:37

A pair of dazzling images from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) highlights the observatory's impressive imaging capabilities for objects both near and far.

Asteroid Discovery Comes After NASA Reactivates NEOWISE
2014-01-08 10:07:31

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) has made its first discovery since coming out of hibernation last year: a never-before-seen asteroid dubbed 2013 YP139.

Asteroid Hunter Reactivated, Returns First Images
2013-12-20 05:09:27

NEOWISE has returned to service, and has sent its first set of test images back to Earth in preparation for a renewed mission.

WISE Birthday Image
2013-12-13 15:43:15

For WISE's fourth birthday, NASA has released an image of a dying star called the Helix nebula, surrounded by a halo of relatively close asteroids tracks.

Sun More Violent Than Believed
2013-12-09 15:03:43

NASA's newest solar observatory is showing the region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere is more violent than previously thought.

WISE Catalog And Atlas Just Got Wiser
2013-11-16 04:55:07

A new and improved atlas and catalog, brimming with data on three-quarters of a billion objects detected during two full scans of the sky, were released by NASA on Friday from their Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.


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