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Photo of Atlanta's cityscape
Earth
Oct 16, 2017

Earth observations help the city manage its water and urban forests The City of Trees. Hotlanta. The Big Peach. Whatever you call it,... Read more

still from animation showing neutron stars
Universe
Oct 16, 2017

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from... Read more

animation of eclipse corona shifts from blue to sepia
Sun
Oct 13, 2017

Days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona — the Sun’s outer atmosphere — would look like during the eclipse from the ground ... Read more

the sun
Sun
Oct 13, 2017

During its short flight, FOXSI found the best evidence yet of a phenomenon scientists have been seeking for years: signatures of tiny solar flares that could help explain the mysterious heating of... Read more

The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphere
Earth
Oct 12, 2017

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years... Read more

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This artist's rendering shows a large exoplanet causing small bodies to collide in a disk of dust.
Universe, Exoplanets
Oct 11, 2017

There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find... Read more

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2).
Earth
Oct 10, 2017

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12, to discuss new research to be published this week on changing global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The research is... Read more

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Close-up of a Schottky diode, showing the air-bridge that connects the anode
Universe, Stars
Oct 10, 2017

Technology Development: Questions about how and when stars are formed continue to tug at human curiosity. Star formation is governed by gravity and... Read more

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A Display of Lights Above the Storm Poster
ISS
Oct 10, 2017

Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) are flashes and glows that appear above storms and are results of activity occurring in and below those storms.... Read more

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A scene like this illustration of dust orbiting the star could be an answer.
Universe, Exoplanets
Oct 6, 2017

Some 1,500 light years from Earth, a mystery of stellar proportions is playing out. A singular star out there captured scientists’ and the public’s... Read more