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July 2018



Fine grained structures have been detected in the sun's outer corona.


For nearly a century, astronomers have puzzled over the curious variability of young stars residing in the Taurus-Auriga constellation some 450 light years from Earth.


These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking global views of the icy moon's surface produced so far.


Today - Cygnus Unberth: On Saturday, the crew completed the Node1 vestibule depressurization and started the associated vestibule leak checks.


A portion the Innamincka Regional Reserve, surrounded by the Strzlecki Desert, is seen in the northeast part of the South Australia.


This satellite image, captured by Sentinel-2A on 9 July 2018, shows a huge iceberg perilously close to the village of Innaarsuit on the west coast of Greenland.


United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace once again collaborated on a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program with a rocket launch over southeastern Colorado.


Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found -- 11 "normal" outer moons, and one that they're calling an "oddball."


As NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to wrap up its groundbreaking 11-year mission, which has included two successful extended missions at Ceres, it will continue to explore -- collecting images and other data.


India's southwest monsoon normally occurs between June and September and is known for being a summertime rainy season.


When it comes to extrasolar planets, appearances can be deceiving. Astronomers have imaged a new planet, and it appears nearly identical to one of the best studied gas-giant planets.


This image shows the star cluster RCW 38, as captured by the HAWK-I infrared imager mounted on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile


Today - Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Racks (ER) Health & Status: Yesterday, the Health & Status telemetry from ER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 was reported to be toggling and extended telemetry from ER 7 and 8 was lost. Overnight, the Lab Joint Station LAN (JSL) firewalls were power cycled which cleared the issue. Specialists are currently discussing the signature and potential root causes.


Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft using its Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument point to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io that could indicate a previously undiscovered volcano on the small moon of Jupiter.


New observations by three of the world's largest radio telescopes have revealed that an asteroid discovered last year is actually two objects, each about 3,000 feet (900 meters) in size, orbiting each other.


Composite image of typhoon Maria, approaching the East coast of China, from 00:00 UTC on Wednesday, 11 July 2018.


Though it resembles a peaceful rose swirling in the darkness of the cosmos, NGC 3256 is actually the site of a violent clash.


The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over Shanghai, China. One of the most populous cities in the world and home to over 24 million people, the city is visible in the lower right of the image just above the Yangtze River mouth.


The Expedition 56 crew members explored a variety of microgravity science today potentially improving the lives of people on Earth and astronauts in space. The orbital residents are also unpacking a new resupply ship and getting ready for the departure of another.


Observations made by researchers using a National Science Foundation (NSF) detector at the South Pole and verified by ground- and space-based telescopes have produced the first evidence of one source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos.


Worst dust storm in the history of human observation of Mars presents an unprecedented opportunity to study the critical weather pattern.


For the first time ever, scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy.


Expedition 56 crew members are transferring cargo in and out of U.S. and Russian cargo ships today. Two astronauts are also planning to release a U.S. resupply ship on Sunday ending its mission at the International Space Station.


The commercial ports of the state of New Jersey and four out of five boroughs that make up New York City, including portions of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and almost all of Manhattan, are pictured from the International Space Station.


Resembling a wizard's staff set aglow, NGC 1032 cleaves the quiet darkness of space in two in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


Russia's Progress 70 (70P) cargo craft delivered nearly 5,700 pounds of crew supplies and station cargo to the International Space Station on Monday less than four hours after launch.


The archaeological and heritage site of N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park, near the city of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, is pictured from the International Space Station.


A ripple of bright blue gas threads through this galaxy like a misshapen lake system.


New research from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's up-close Grand Finale orbits shows a surprisingly powerful and dynamic interaction of plasma waves moving from Saturn to its rings and its moon Enceladus.


Carrying almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted Russian Progress 70 cargo craft launched at 5:51 p.m. EDT (3:51 a.m. July 10 in Baikonur) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


Ever since NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in March, 1979, scientists have wondered about the origin of Jupiter's lightning


The snow-capped tips of the Andes Mountains range separates the South American countries of Chile and Argentina.


This rich and dense field of stars is a massive globular cluster, a gravitationally bound collection of stars that orbits the Milky Way.


The Amazon River, and its surrounding lakes, cuts through the South American country of Brazil.


More research gear continues to be unloaded from inside and outside of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft today. Back on Earth, another resupply ship is poised to blast off Monday on a quick delivery mission to the International Space Station.


Super Typhoon Maria's seven nautical-mile wide eye appeared very clearly in a visible image from NASA's Aqua satellite on July 6.


A new resupply mission arrives at the Space Station, a closer look at dwarf planet, Ceres, and the Parker Solar Probe is ready for the heat ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.


NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. As a volcanic island famous for its volcanoes, glaciers, lakes, lava and hot springs, Iceland attracts tourists all year round with its vast array of natural wonders.


Today: Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): Yesterday the crew transferred the mice from the Transporter Units that arrived on the SpaceX-15 Dragon vehicle to the two Habitat units in which they will reside on ISS.


This image captures swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices within Jupiter's northern hemisphere.


Einstein's understanding of gravity, as outlined in his general theory of relativity, predicts that all objects fall at the same rate, regardless of their mass or composition.


Lake Titicaca is bisected by the South American countries of Peru and Bolivia with the Andes Mountain range skirting up against its northwestern edge.


Hubble shows the spiral galaxy NGC 5714 about 130 million light-years away in the constellation of Boötes (the Herdsman).


Mars' north polar layered deposits comprise a thick stack of icy layers.


ISS crew activities are limited today to allow the crew to enjoy the US Independence Day holiday.


The International Space Station crew from the United States, Russia and Germany is going into the Fourth of July holiday unpacking new research gear from the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft.


The Chandra X-ray image reveals huge bubbles of hot gas above and below the plane of the galaxy.


A.J. (Drew) Feustel @Astro_Feustel Wonderful to see the nation's capital on a clear day! A single image steeped in so much history and potential. Happy Independence Day! #FourthofJuly2018 Larger image


NASA wishes you a safe and happy Independence Day.


Like a July 4 fireworks display a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst.


Scientists have found that molecular oxygen around comet 67P is not produced on its surface, as some suggested, but may be from its body.


Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station's Harmony module at 9:52 a.m. EDT.


A research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger to remerge from behind the glare of the Sun.


Animation visualising BepiColombo's launch and cruise to Mercury.


Almost three tons of supplies and science experiments are headed to the International Space Station, and - Webb Telescope is now targeting March of 2021 as a new launch date ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.


Dragon successfully launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5:42 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The spacecraft's solar arrays have deployed.


NASA's Dawn spacecraft reached its lowest-ever and final orbit around dwarf planet Ceres on June 6 and has been returning thousands of stunning images and other data.