How blue-tiful! 🤩🌌 Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy about 200 thousand light-years away, lies this 5 million year young and dazzling star cluster known as NGC 602. Inside the star cluster, bright, blue, newly formed stars are blowing a cavity in this nebula, sculpting the inner edge of its outer portions, slowly eroding it away and eating into the material beyond. Star formation started at the center of the cluster and propagated outward, with the youngest stars still forming today along the dust ridges. Fun fact: Did you know that the color of a star is directly linked to its surface temperature? The hotter the star, the shorter the wavelength of light it will emit. The hottest of stars are blue or blue-white and the cooler ones are red or red-brown. What color star would you be? Credit: NASA #NASA #Stars #Universe #Galaxy #BlueStars #Astronomy #FunFacts
Well, it’s about time. This should have happened 150 years ago. Science in the USA will become a Cabinet Level post. https://t.co/8hGx4zsP2M
Our @SOFIATelescope's infrared gaze reveals that magnetic fields in the outskirts of the Whirlpool galaxy don't follow an orderly structure. Star formation, and a neighboring galaxy, may be causing the chaos: https://t.co/mMJAJ2jjDj https://t.co/o5K8oBwaHs
The Amazon River is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 260 miles above Brazil in South America. #nasa #earth #south #america #brazil #amazon #river #international #space #station
This NASAHubble portrait reveals the gaseous remains of an exploded massive star that erupted about 1,700 years ago. The stellar corpse, a supernova remnant named 1E 0102.2-7219, met its demise in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. Read more at the link in our bio! Credits: NASA, ESA, and J. Banovetz and D. Milisavljevic (Purdue University)
A Plutonian Landscape. It was captured from a range of about 18,000 kilometers when New Horizons looked back toward Pluto, 15 minutes after the spacecraft's closest approach on July 14.
Eric Berger on Twitter - "Regarding the fate of Starship prototype SN9, I have begun to hear bits and pieces that are not great news. There's nothing I consider reportable on what has happened, but I would now bet against SN9 flying before February."
At 67 million light-years away, NGC 613 is a stunning example of a barred spiral galaxy. It’s easy to distinguish the galaxy as such because of its well-defined central bar and long arms, which spiral loosely around the nucleus: https://t.co/Lsrr189AjW #HubbleFriday https://t.co/ZmjN6t8QIU
🔴 @NASAPersevere lands on Mars Feb. 18, carrying new science instruments & technologies, including the Ingenuity helicopter on its belly. ➡️ Join us on Wed., Jan. 27 at 4:30pm ET when we discuss the upcoming landing of the rover: https://t.co/7Orwp63wW7 #CountdownToMars https://t.co/DpLeOimWnq
On Mon., Jan. 25 at 2pm ET, @Dr_ThomasZ and his leadership team will host a community town hall with updates on our #NASAScience programs & the science portion of the agency's FY21 appropriation. How to virtually join the event: https://t.co/tEQQbz87XE https://t.co/CpE6WMnhgi
🚀 What questions do you have for one of our @NASAArtemis astronauts working on future lunar missions? Use #AskNASA & tune in Sat., Jan. 16 at 4:20pm ET, as we prepare for launch to the Moon by firing up four of these @NASA_SLS engines at the same time: https://t.co/MWjCXXynUQ https://t.co/qjgulrBVy1
🐉🌊 Splashdown success! This week, @SpaceX's cargo Dragon spacecraft splashed down off the coast of Florida for the first time ever, loaded with tons of science experiments and @ISS_Research for us to explore. More on #SpaceToGround: https://t.co/HhuzLazJun https://t.co/fgl5zSq3rp
Star trails above Thor's Hammer, Bryce Canyon
Artist's render of dying galaxy ID2299 - result of galactic collision showing a "tail" of gas being ejected