Goddard Space Flight Center
WFIRST astronomy mission faces cuts to contain rising costs
MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted tail
‘Extreme’ telescopes find the second-fastest-spinning pulsar
Experiment devoted to neutron star research installed on space station
A NASA instrument built to help astronomers learn about the structure and behaviour of neutron stars, super-dense stellar skeletons left behind by massive explosions, has been mounted to an observation post outside the International Space Station after delivery aboard a SpaceX supply ship earlier this month.
James Webb Space Telescope shipped to Texas for its biggest test yet
NASA’s Swift mission maps a star’s ‘death spiral’ into a black hole
NASA’s Fermi discovers the most extreme blazars yet
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes. Light from the most distant object began its journey to us when the universe was 1.4 billion years old, or nearly 10 percent of its present age.