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  • Sky High Sustainability: NASA Johnson’s Pocket Prairie Flourishes Atop Building 12
    by Sumer Loggins on 15 July 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Buzzing with bees, baby birds, and wildflowers, the rooftop garden atop building 12 at Johnson Space Center in Houston reflects NASA’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Originally constructed in 1963, the facility was transformed in 2012, incorporating energy-efficient features that earned it LEED Gold certification. The certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and

  • Juice’s lunar-Earth flyby: all you need to know
    on 15 July 2024 at 8:00 am

    ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) will return to Earth on 19–20 August, with flight controllers guiding the spacecraft first past the Moon and then past Earth itself. This ‘braking’ manoeuvre will take Juice on a shortcut to Jupiter via Venus.

  • Juice’s lunar-Earth flyby: all you need to know
    on 15 July 2024 at 8:00 am

    ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) will return to Earth on 19–20 August, with flight controllers guiding the spacecraft first past the Moon and then past Earth itself. This ‘braking’ manoeuvre will take Juice on a shortcut to Jupiter via Venus.

  • Weather satellite passes bake and shake tests with flying colours
    on 15 July 2024 at 6:30 am

    As climate change drives more frequent and severe weather events, the need for accurate and timely forecasting has never been more critical. And now, the next Meteosat Third Generation weather satellite has passed its environmental test campaign with flying colours, taking it a significant step closer to launch.

  • NASA Cloud-Based Platform Could Help Streamline, Improve Air Traffic
    by John Gould on 13 July 2024 at 1:07 am

    Just like your smartphone navigation app can instantly analyze information from many sources to suggest the best route to follow, a NASA-developed resource is now making data available to help the aviation industry do the same thing. To assist air traffic managers in keeping airplanes moving efficiently through the skies, information about weather, potential delays,

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  • Triple T-Tauri
    by Astronomy Now on 13 July 2024 at 10:33 am

    This cavernous nebula is home to a bundle of young stars, specifically a triple system of T-Tauri stars.

  • Forming stars like the old days
    by Astronomy Now on 5 July 2024 at 2:18 pm

    In this image, JWST strips away the gas that is transparent at infrared wavelengths, and reveals a skeleton of dusty ribbons that are part of the material that is flowing onto the young stars as they grow.

  • A matter of perspective
    by Astronomy Now on 3 July 2024 at 7:35 pm

    There’s an almost 3D quality to this image of a portion of the Milky Way, with the illusion that the nebulae are far more distant when in fact they are much closer than the dark dust lanes that meander through the Milky Way.

  • Head south for a Messier globular duo
    by Mark Armstrong on 30 June 2024 at 8:25 am

    The southern constellation of Scorpius hosts two splendid globular clusters, M4 and M80, both of which provide good viewing despite their lowly presentation at mid-northern latitudes.

  • Set your filtered sights on the Sun
    by Mark Armstrong on 25 June 2024 at 8:23 am

    Summer is the season for a spot of solar observing and sunspots, probably the Sun’s most fascinating phenomena, are easier to see than you might think.