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Matthew McGill – A Scientific Hybrid

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March 3, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Innovator Matthew McGill is a hybrid - he can build instruments and do science.

The Sun Ushers in March with a Mid-class Flare

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March 3, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, an M8.2-class, peaking at 8:35 p.m. EST on March 2, 2015.

NASA-Funded Study Finds Two Solar Wind Jets in the Heliosphere

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March 3, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

New NASA-funded research found that the giant bubble around our solar system, the heliosphere, is much shorter and smaller than previously thought, dominated by two jets shooting out the north and south poles of the sun.

JBA commemorates Women’s History Month

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February 27, 2015 in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland by clevine

March is National Women's History Month and Joint Base Andrews is hosting weekly events to highlight the contributions of women past and present.
 
This year's theme, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives," was established to include both the singular and group accomplishments of women. 

"The telling of women's stories not only empowers but also inspires future generations of young women," said 1st Lt. Grace Gibbons, 1st Helicopter Squadron special missions pilot. "These stories range from the heroic acts of Mary Edwards, the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor, to the innovative discoveries of Marie Curie, the first person to have received two Nobel Prizes."
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OSIRIS-REx Mission Successfully Completes System Integration Review

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February 27, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

This week marked the completion of an important step on the path to spacecraft assembly, test, and launch operations for the OSIRIS-REx mission.

Meet Edwin Hubble in a Hubble 25th Anniversary Video

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February 27, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Hubble marks 25 years of observations in April 2015 and that anniversary is in part being celebrated in a new series of educational videos created by the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Diamantino Sforza – Gentleman Farmer of Prince George’s County

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February 27, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Diamantino Sforza is a gentleman farmer in the Italian tradition competing with his father for the "firsts" of the season.

NASA Sets Coverage for Launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

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February 27, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is set to lift off at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 12 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. There is a 30-minute window for the launch.

Hubble Images a Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star

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February 27, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The galaxy pictured here is NGC 4424, located in the constellation of Virgo. It is not visible with the naked eye but has been captured here with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Although it may not be obvious from this image, NGC 4424 is in fact a spiral galaxy. In this image it is seen more or less edge on, but from above, you would be able to see the arms of the galaxy wrapping around its center to give the characteristic spiral form. In 2012, astronomers observed a supernova in NGC 4424 — a violent explosion marking the end of a star’s life. During a supernova explosion, a single star can often outshine an entire galaxy. However, the supernova in NGC 4424, dubbed SN 2012cg, cannot be seen here as the image was taken ten years prior to the explosion. Along the central region of the galaxy, clouds of dust block the light from distant stars and create dark patches. To the left of NGC 4424 there are two bright objects in the frame. The brightest is another, smaller galaxy known as LEDA 213994 and the object closer to NGC 4424 is an anonymous star in our Milky Way. European Space Agency Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Gilles Chapdelaine

3-D Views of February Snow Storms from GPM

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February 26, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The Global Precipitation Mission's Core Observatory measured in three dimensions precipitation from two February storms in the U.S.

New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet

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February 26, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade.

Meet the Members of NASA’s GPM Constellation

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February 26, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

When NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission proposed to gather worldwide rain and snow data every three hours, they turned to the international community for help.

Africa, From a CATS Point of View

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February 26, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

From Saharan dust storms to icy clouds to smoke on the opposite side of the continent, the first image from NASA’s newest cloud- and aerosol-measuring instrument provides a profile of the atmosphere above Africa.

NASA Releases First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission

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February 26, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall.

Webb Conversations: It’s All About Infrared – Why Build the James Webb Space Telescope

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February 26, 2015 in Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland by clevine

This is the second installment in a four-part series of conversations with Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager, about different aspects of the telescope.

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