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Orbits and Kepler’s Laws

9 Min Read Orbits and Kepler’s Laws An illustration of our solar system. Credits: NASA/JPL Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion The story of how we understand planetary motion could not be told if it were not for the work of a German mathematician named Johannes Kepler.  Kepler’s three laws describe how planets orbit the Sun. […]

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Please Disgregard. This is a test. This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of […]

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This is a test – please disregard. This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas […]

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Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational

1 min read Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational Artist’s concept of a Voyager spacecraft in deep space. NASA/JPL-Caltech Project officials report light-sensing instrument aboard NASA’s Voyager 1, that had difficulty during encounter with the planet Jupiter March 5th, has been confirmed as no longer being able to record useful data. Tests conducted last week indicate […]

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The ULLYSES program studied two types of young stars: super-hot, massive, blue stars and cooler, redder, less massive stars than our Sun. The top panel is a Hubble Space Telescope image of a star-forming region containing massive, young, blue stars in 30 Doradus, the Tarantula Nebula. Located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, this is one […]

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NASA Awards Grants for Lunar Instrumentation

5 min read NASA Awards Grants for Lunar Instrumentation NASA has awarded five scientists and engineers Development and Advancement of Lunar Instrumentation (DALI) grants to support the development of instruments for potential use in future lunar missions, including the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services and Artemis campaign.  The awardees were recognized during NASA’s Technology Development Plan plenary session at the 55th Lunar and […]