NASA Goddard

NASA Goddard


Tweeting the best in heliophysics, technology, astrophysics, Earth sciences and robotic exploration for the Goddard Space Flight Center.

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We’re going back to the Moon! 🌕 By 2024, NASA will land the first woman and the next man on the lunar surface. We’ll work with our commercial partners to send our astronauts where no human has been before: the Moon’s South Pole.

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#ParkerSolarProbe is getting ready to release some exciting new science! Join mission experts — including a Goddard scientist — for #NASAScience  Live on Dec. 4 to hear more. Tune in at 3 p.m. ET, and tag questions with #askNASA !

How do you find out if a planet orbiting a red dwarf star has an atmosphere? In some cases, @NASAWebb  has a novel way: looking at how hot the daytime side of the planet is as it passes behind its star.

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Sometimes robots need a place to stay in space, too. 🤖 Soon they can “check in” at RiTS, NASA’s “robot hotel” launching tomorrow to @Space_Station . 🚀Learn more:

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⚡ Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. ✨ The results are an intensely bright object in the sky that can rival the light of a whole galaxy, like this one captured by @NASA_Hubble .

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New NASA imagery reveals dramatic changes in Earth’s frozen regions, including glaciers Alaska, Greenland and Antarctica. Here’s what they uncovered:

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🌟 . * . 🌙 * * . 🛰️ . ✨ * . * Thanks , we can always use more space 🚀 . . . . * 🌏 * 🌞 * ☄️ #280characters 

🚨For the first time, @NASA_Hubble  has found water vapor in the atmosphere of a habitable-zone exoplanet.💦 More:

New NASA research indicates that Saturn’s iconic rings are not only younger than previously thought, but are disappearing at an extremely fast pace, compared to Saturn’s age. via

SOUND UP! 🔊 If your ears can hear what @NASAHubble  sees it might sound something like this from @system_sounds :

In the #AmazonRainforest , fire season has arrived. The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this images of several fires burning in the Brazilian states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 11, 2019.

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For the first time, scientists saw a gamma-ray burst caused by neutron stars colliding & saw the gravity wave:

Hubble reveals a stunning light show of vivid and massive auroras on Jupiter. Read more:

Q: What did Earth say to the other planets? A: Get a life! #NationalTellAJokeDay 

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We’re just beginning to imagine the titanic forces involved when two galactic cores and their supermassive black holes merge like in this simulation. Click to see reveal actual images of the process - within 10 million years of merger:

☄️ . * . 🥧 * * . 🛰️ . ✨ * . * Wherever your slice of the pi🌎 is — we hope you enjoy #PiDay ! 🥧 🌟 . * .☀️ 🌙 * * . . ✨ * . * 🚀 🌑

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