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Welcome to America’s rocket factory! 🚀 Today @JimBridenstine announced a major milestone for our #Artemis program — the completed assembly of the @NASA_SLS core stage. Take a look at our progress towards landing @NASA_Astronauts on the Moon by 2024:
Our newest ebook, "Earth at Night," tells the story of satellite measurements of global light in the night. Explore the brilliance of our home planet when it is in darkness. 📲 Free downloads for all e-readers:
Yesterday at @theAGU annual meeting, scientists revealed new time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers as seen from space – some spanning nearly 50 years. Learn how @NASAEarth satellite data is examining how the planet’s frozen regions are changing:
Completely invisible, yet unbelievably influential. 💫 Scientists have been baffled by how spiral galaxies like the Milky Way are shaped. @SOFIAtelescope ’s infrared observations reveal what human eyes cannot: magnetic fields that follow the spiral arms.
New images and science from the ionosphere (the region where Earth's atmosphere meets space)! See the first light of our @NASASun mission ICON, results from our GOLD instrument, and observations of this fleeting, never-before-studied aurora:
.@MarsCuriosity is getting a friend! #Mars2020 , which launches to the Red Planet next summer, borrows from Curiosity's design — but they aren't twins. Curiosity was designed to learn about past water on Mars, & Mars 2020 will look for signs of past life.
Hey , we heard about Tony Stark. As we know, the first thing you should do is listen in mission control for “, we have a problem.” But if he can’t communicate, then we recommend ground teams use all resources to scan the skies for your missing man
Remembering Stephen Hawking, a renowned physicist and ambassador of science. His theories unlocked a universe of possibilities that we & the world are exploring. May you keep flying like superman in microgravity, as you said to astronauts on in 2014
New record! We’ve found 7 Earth-sized planets around a single star outside our solar system; 3 in habitable zone:
Smoke from wildfires in the #AmazonRainforest spreads across several Brazilian states in this natural-color image taken by a @NASAEarth instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite. Although it is fire season in Brazil, the number of fires may be record-setting:
Hey , we saw 'NASA' trending this morning and thought it was about one of our new discoveries. But we realized that you might need some space. 🎶 It’s like you’re the universe and we’re N-A-S-A 🎶 Check out the universe:
We are going to the Moon — to stay. We will build sustainable infrastructure to support missions to Mars and beyond. This is what we’re building. This is what we’re training for. We are going. #Moon2024
Around a nearby, cold, small star we found 7 rocky Earth-size planets, all of which could have liquid water - key to life as we know it.