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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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:

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🚀 👩‍🚀 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.

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Space Communications and Navigation: Goddard’s @NASA_TDRS  will help provide continuous and reliable communications between the crew and mission control.

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Goddard’s Search and Rescue office will provide responsive location services in the event of a launch abort scenario.

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To participate in watch #LaunchAmerica  yourself, bookmark . 📺Launch can be watched at ⏰Coverage begins May 27, 2020 12:15 p.m. EDT 🚀 Rocket launch is slated for 4:33 p.m. EDT

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Meet Zao Huang, a supervisor tasked with building and maintaining Goddard’s integration and test engineering facilities on campus. This includes one of the world’s largest clean rooms. #APAHM 

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"...and weather is trending in the right direction." Go, #LaunchAmerica !

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? . * . ? * * . ?️ . ✨ * . * 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 

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?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 :

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

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.

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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:

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