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NASA Science Leadership to Hold Town Hall Meeting Thursday

NASA will hold a community town hall meeting with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and his leadership team at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 6. The group will discuss updates to the agency’s science program and share the status of activities. Original Post

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Best telescopes for deep space

How would you like to explore the birthplaces of stars, giant clusters with millions of members, and even other galaxies from your own home? It’s all possible with one of the best telescopes for deep space. A telescope is an essential tool for the budding deep-sky explorer, offering a much greater light grasp than the …

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Woman with telescope looking at moon using one of the best telescopes for deep space

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter spots debris on its leg on latest flight

Something strange is afoot on a Martian helicopter. The Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, which is exploring Jezero Crater along with its rover partner Perseverance, had something stuck to its foot on a recent flight. Engineers caught the debris (opens in new tab) on camera during Ingenuity’s 33rd flight above the Red Planet in late September, and …

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shadow of helicopter on mars surface. debris shadow is visible in animation

Can stringy physics rescue the universe from a catastrophic transformation?

Our universe may be fundamentally unstable. In a flash, the vacuum of space-time may find a new ground state, triggering a cataclysmic transformation of the physics of the universe. Or not. A new understanding inspired by string theory shows that our universe may be more stable than we previously thought. A broken universe  Within the …

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strings swirl out in web

Gamma rays from a dwarf galaxy solve an astronomical puzzle

(Image credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. A glowing blob known as “the cocoon,” which appears to be inside one of the enormous gamma-ray emanations from the center of our galaxy dubbed the “Fermi …

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Milky Way Fermi Bubbles
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