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NASA Goddard 15h
Happy Father's Day to all the dads and father figures out there! Today we're also celebrating Robert Goddard, our namesake and the "Father of Modern Rocketry." ๐Ÿš€ Read about how Goddard's work helped propel NASA to the Moon: ๐ŸŒ•
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NASA Goddard Jun 15
It's better to burn out than to fade away... When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, can see them light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae:
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NASA Goddard Images Jun 15
A total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Chile and Argentina just before sunset on July 2, 2019. Some locations in Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay will see a partial solar eclipse as well (weather permitting!). Will you be in the path?
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NASA Goddard Jun 15
Meet 5 of the most interesting, highest-energy gamma-ray bursts seen by in the last 10 years. A new catalog of some of the universeโ€™s brightest gamma-ray explosions ๐ŸŽ† provides scientists with fresh insights into how they work.
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NASA Goddard Images Jun 14
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Wherever we go, wherever we explore, we carry our flag with us.๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ On this , spot the stars and stripes in these images from Goddard missions.
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NASA Earth Jun 13
Earthโ€™s ๐ŸŒ changing climate is bringing about more extreme droughts and floods ๐ŸŒŠ, which can have have major consequences for where water ๐Ÿ’ง is available to drink and grow crops ๐ŸŒพ
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NASA Goddard Jun 14
Replying to @OSIRISREx
. , how far above Bennu's surface are you?
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NASA Goddard Jun 13
Coming soon, : Apollo is an audio series about our Moon and the people who explore it. ๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŽง You'll hear from a Moon detective, scientists who study space rocks and people from all over the world whose lives were shaped by the epic adventures of the Apollo era. ๐ŸŒ
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NASA Goddard Jun 13
For 10 years, has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts, the universeโ€™s most powerful explosions ๐Ÿ’ฅ. A new catalog of these blasts provides scientists with fresh insights into how they work.
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NASA Goddard Jun 13
. sets new world record ๐ŸŽ‰! On June 12, the spacecraft performed another significant navigation maneuver โ€” breaking its own world record for the closest orbit of a planetary body by a spacecraft. Here's how:
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NASA Goddard Jun 13
Replying to @NASAEarth
Over the next few weeks, will explore areas of NASA research into ๐ŸŒŽย Earth's freshwater and survey how those advances help people solve real world problems.
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NASA Goddard Jun 13
Replying to @NASAGoddard
With unique views from space and around the world, is at the forefront of studying and monitoring this most precious resource that is constantly on the move.
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NASA Goddard Jun 13
Water ๐Ÿ’ง is so commonplace that we often take it for granted. But too much โ€” or too little of it โ€” makes headlines.
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NASA Goddard Jun 13
28 student experiments will rocket to space from as early as June 20! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿงช Nearly 200 students and instructors will spend a week at the facility to boost their technical skills by building scientific payloads for spaceflight.
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NASA Goddard Jun 12
We can't wait for you to hear from the Goddard explorers who are featured in this new NASA audio series! The next season of is coming soon. ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŒ™
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Women@NASA Jun 12
Born and raised in southern China, Jin Liao saw how industrialization worsened the pollution in her area โ€” causing cloudy days, dead fish and foul-smelling river water. Now she combats pollution as an atmospheric scientist at . Get inspired:
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NASA Goddard Jun 11
Nearly 50 high school students attended a "STEM Boys Night In" at Goddard over the weekend. This event, which follows a successful Girls Night In held in November, was an opportunity for them to learn, experiment and connect with role models at NASA. ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿš€
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NASA Goddard Jun 11
Before a piece of hardware goes into space, we need to know that it can survive the radiation. Take a look at how engineers at our Radiation Effects Facility simulate these harsh conditions to put spacecraft components to the test:
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NASA Goddard Jun 11
Scientists have discovered that water is being released from the Moon ๐ŸŒ– during meteor showers. When a speck of comet debris strikes the Moon it vaporizes on impact, creating a shockwave in the lunar soil. Follow for more:
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NASA Goddard Jun 10
Space is an intense environment, teeming with high-energy particles from the Sun and deep space that can spark computer upsets and degrade hardware on spacecraft. SET will study these effects so that we can better protect future spacecraft:
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