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nasa's webb telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test




inside nasa's goddard space flight center in greenbelt, maryland the james webb space telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared for the acoustic test on the telescope.



nasa's webb telescope ghostly 'lights out' inspection




what happens when the lights are turned out in the enormous clean room that currently houses nasa's james webb space telescope? the technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a "lights out inspection" in the s...



probing seven worlds with nasa's james webb space telescope




with the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the trappist-1 star 40 light years away, astronomers are looking to the upcoming james webb space telescope to help us find out if any of these planets could possibly support life.



flight lab: take a ride in a 747 that nasa turned into a huge telescope




nasa cut a giant hole in the side of a jumbo jet, and pointed a telescope the size of hubble through it. scientists use it to watch the birth of stars. the post flight lab: take a ride in a 747 that nasa turned into a huge telescope appeared first on wired.



tributes to 'outstanding horsewoman' who died after hunting fall




a vice-chairman of the british show horse association has died following a fall with the mid-surrey farmers draghounds on saturday (4 march).sue webb, 64, and her horse ron (pictured together on a different occasion) fell at the first fence of the day on saturday.mrs webb, of vines cross, east susse...



tributes to 'outstanding horsewoman' who died after hunting fall




a vice-chairman of the british show horse association has died following a fall with the mid-surrey farmers draghounds on saturday (4 march).sue webb, 64, and her horse ron (pictured together on a different occasion) fell at the first fence of the day on saturday.mrs webb, of vines cross, east susse...



presstv-nasa's orion completes parachute trial




nasa has successfully tested orion spacecraft’s parachute system in the arizona desert.to carry out the test, an instrumented replica of the orion capsule was used.the test module was deployed from a c-17 aircraft over the us army's yuma proving ground.the free fall started at an altitude of 7,600...



nasa offers first look at planet-rich trappist-1 star system




nasa was quick to offer conceptual images of trappist-1 and its abundance of earth-sized planets. but what does the star system look like, really? at last, now we know... sort of. as part of a raw data release, nasa has offered a simple, 11-by-11 pixel animation that shows the dwarf star as it was o...



presstv-nasa tests orion spacecraft’s parachute system




nasa has successfully tested orion spacecraft’s parachute system in the arizona desert. to carry out the test, an instrumented replica of the orion capsule was used. the test module was deployed from a c-17 aircraft over the us army's yuma proving ground. the free-fall started at an altitude of 7...



researchers discover star in closest known orbit around black hole




an international team of astronomers has observed evidence of a star that whips around a black hole at a rate of nearly twice an hour. if confirmed, the finding could demonstrate the tightest orbital dance between a black hole and a companion star ever seen.the study is scheduled to appear in an upc...



hubble dates black hole's last big meal




image: main illustration shows the light of several distant quasars piercing the northern half of the fermi bubbles, an outflow of gas expelled by our milky way galaxy's hefty black hole.... view more credit: nasa, esa, and z. levy (stsci)for the supermassive black hole at the center of our milky w...



star in closest orbit ever seen around black hole




an artist's impression of a white dwarf star (left) in orbit around a black hole and so close that much of its material is being pulled away. inset is an observation of the host globular cluster, 47 tucanae, captured by nasa's chandra x-ray observatory. the system (known as x9) is indicated by the a...



new hubble mosaic of the orion nebula




image: this composite image of the kleinmann-low nebula, part of the orion nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the nasa/esa hubble space telescope in optical and near-infrared light. infrared... view more credit: nasa, esa/hubblein the search for rogue planets and failed stars astro...



new hubble mosaic of the orion nebula




this composite image of the kleinmann-low nebula, part of the orion nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the nasa/esa hubble space telescope in optical and near-infrared light. infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. the revealed star...



nasa finds long-lost indian lunar orbiter




this method relies ground-based radar, because optical telescopes can't see anything against the bright lunar glare. since chandrayaan-1 was in polar orbit around the celestial body before it got lost, the team sent a powerful beam of microwaves somewhere above the natural satellite's north pole. th...



nasa plans to make a telescope out of the sun




according to einstein's theory of relativity, massive objects will bend the space around it and cause the path of objects traveling within that space -- including light itself -- to curve as well. and, under the right conditions, that light can bend just enough that it magnifies the view of space be...



sound waves boost older adult' memory, deep sleep




chicago --- gentle sound stimulation -- such as the rush of a waterfall -- synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new northwestern medicine study.deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation...



india vs australia 2017: 2nd test – preview




when the confident australian team will step onto the field at m. chinnaswamy stadium in bangalore tomorrow for the second test against india in the ongoing border-gavaskar trophy, they will try to win it. but a path to series victory won’t be a cakewalk for kangaroo. they beat india in a humiliat...



after 44 days, hearings end for giant telescope in hawaii




long-running hearings for whether a giant telescope can be built atop a hawaii mountain have wrapped up.



after 44 days, hearings end for giant telescope in hawaii




long-running hearings for whether a giant telescope can be built atop a hawaii mountain have wrapped up. state department of land and natural resources spokesman dan dennison says testimony ended thursday after 71 people testified over 44 days on the big island.the hearings officer will recommend wh...



nasa weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight




this image made available on feb. 15, 2017 by nasa shows an artist's concept of the launch of the space launch system rocket and orion capsule. on friday, feb. 24, 2017, nasa said it is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket. (nasa/marshall space flight cent...



star clusters discovery could upset the astronomical applecart




this vibrant image from nasa's spitzer space telescope shows the large magellanic cloud, a satellite galaxy to our own milky way galaxy. credit: credit: nasa/jpl-caltech/m. meixner (stsci) & the sage legacy team.the discovery of young stars in old star clusters could send scientists back to the draw...



food on mars, food on earth: nasa taps usu scientists for space quest




can earthlings live on mars? they can if they develop self-sufficiency. nasa is betting on a multi-institution team of the best and brightest, including utah state university scientists, to create the necessary technology and put it in the hands of future mars pioneers.



lego is making a 'women of nasa' set




the five women are (from left to right in the image above):margaret hamilton: a computer scientist who developed the on-board flight software used for the apollo missions to the moon. she was awarded the presidential medal of freedom last year for being a coding pioneer. katherine johnson: a physici...



nasa may put astronauts on deep space test flight




press trust of india  |  washington  february 25, 2017 last updated at 14:42 ist