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Today at 11:30 am EDT, Goddard Deputy Director Christyl Johnson will host a virtual roundtable with @WomenInTechFr’s#24hWorldTourtalking about how space technologies improve life on Earth. Details here:
🚀 👩🚀 Today, NASA and @SpaceX will launch astronauts to the @Space_Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Making #LaunchAmerica possible requires efforts from all #NASA centers, including Goddard. Here are some ways we contribute...
@NASA_Wallops , our sister facility, will track the spacecraft and monitor its vitals.
Space Communications and Navigation: Goddard’s @NASA_TDRS will help provide continuous and reliable communications between the crew and mission control.
Goddard’s Search and Rescue office will provide responsive location services in the event of a launch abort scenario.
"...and weather is trending in the right direction." Go, #LaunchAmerica !
? . * . ? * * . ?️ . ✨ * . * Thanks , we can always use more space ? . . . . * ? * ? * ☄️ #280characters
Tonight, the full Moon will be at perigee — the closest point in the Moon’s orbit to Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter in the sky. 🌕✨ Listen as lunar scientist Noah Petro guides you through viewing the supermoon. #supermoon
?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
For the first time, scientists saw a gamma-ray burst caused by neutron stars colliding & saw the gravity wave:
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.
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: