We’re excited to host @VP Pence & Administrator @JimBridenstine tomorrow for a tour of our world-class research center! Tune in to NASA TV at 11:45am PT for live remarks about our #Artemis program & plans to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024. Details: https://t.co/yqSQtPKcwA https://t.co/AOk8elS8yF
It's harvest time on @Space_Station! 🍃 Astronauts have been cultivating fresh mustard greens in the station's Veggie facility. Today, they cut some of the leaves — half go in freezers for later analysis on Earth, and half are for the crew to taste. More: https://t.co/91jf4riQ30 https://t.co/kt4Ca3ZSMO
In California, Utah & New Jersey, mosquito control agencies use @NASAEarth data to keep new infestations at bay. It's used in a website that helps public health officials monitor and respond to potential outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases. Details: https://t.co/443DPk5ziA https://t.co/Ibf1TDrikR
.@NASA_Technology in your life: We developed new pressure vessels because we needed stronger, lighter tanks to carry liquids & gas to space. Today, this tech is used widely, including in firefighting equipment, in scuba gear, and even in paintball. More: https://t.co/T5OcrdLoqe https://t.co/Uc0Ysp8rtp
Progress toward the launch of #Artemis I — our @NASA_Orion 🛰️ has completed final assembly and systems testing. The @NASA_SLS 🚀 core stage is nearing completion, as technicians attach the RS-25 engines to propulsion and avionics systems. About Artemis: https://t.co/ZWo5wJkX76 https://t.co/kVkc9y1hWs
As our Parker Solar Probe orbits the Sun, its instruments capture data to help solve mysteries of the solar atmosphere.
Data from the mission's first close solar encounters has now been released to the public — for everyone to analyze and use. ☀️📈 More: https://t.co/cF4HC5kH34 https://t.co/hcvfokoCsK
Have plans on Dec. 9-10? 📅
We’re inviting social media users to apply to visit our rocket factory in New Orleans, see the @NASA_SLS rocket core stage assembled with all four RS-25 engines and learn about our #Artemis program to explore the Moon. Details: https://t.co/5IswTx1ifB https://t.co/hYKnDnwKU3
What caused the brightest X-ray burst ever seen by our @NASAUniverse NICER telescope? 🤔
A massive thermonuclear flash from the remains of a star that exploded as a supernova. The explosion released as much energy in 20 seconds as the Sun does in 10 days.
'Arrokoth': a Native American term meaning “sky” in the Powhatan/Algonquian language. With consent from Powhatan Tribal elders and representatives, it's now the official name for the Kuiper Belt object visited by @NASANewHorizons. About today's ceremony: https://t.co/1jp3Y2CvNX https://t.co/ni7TGq8zYE
Over 6 years, a chemistry lab inside the belly of @MarsCuriosity has inhaled Martian air & analyzed its composition. Scientists found that the nitrogen & argon follow a predictable seasonal pattern — but not oxygen. Learn about the newest Martian mystery: https://t.co/Pf3kdsgC8E https://t.co/yy43UdeuSY
LIVE: Experts discuss upcoming spacewalks by @AstroDrewMorgan & @astro_luca to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer instrument on @Space_Station. These will be the most complex spacewalks of this kind since the servicing of the Hubble telescope.
Watch: https://t.co/slV5TBs6wM https://t.co/Kl9KuauEtz
What is Gateway 🛰️? This lunar outpost will be where our #Artemis astronauts live & work around the Moon, just about a 5-day, 250,000-mile commute from Earth.
Q: What did Mercury say when it was asked to line up between Earth & the Sun?
A: I'll pass! 😎
We witnessed a rare treat during today's #MercuryTransit, which only happens ~13 times a century! Revel in the views captured our @NASASun-observing satellite: https://t.co/Wm7TYlNSeX https://t.co/UqhYHTpAQm
That's all, folks! Mercury has left the disk of the Sun, completing the transit. The next Mercury transit is in 2032 — so in the meantime, you can read up on @NASAUniverse's TESS mission, which uses transits in other star systems to look for exoplanets! https://t.co/2NlnHKzBFn https://t.co/zRLdYnHiaz
Just a few more minutes in today's #MercuryTransit! Watch Mercury complete its journey across the Sun through the eyes of our Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite ➡️ https://t.co/5OFdcyOFJ8. SDO keeps a constant eye on the Sun, so it has a prime view for transits like this! 🛰☀️ https://t.co/QuCxZL6u1X