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NASA's WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'Planet X'
NASA's WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No ‘Planet X’
03.07.14 - NASA's WISE has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed “Planet X.”
NASA's IRIS Spots Its Largest Solar Flare
NASA's IRIS Spots Its Largest Solar Flare
02.21.14 – On Jan. 28, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013.
RXTE Reveals the Cloudy Cores of Active Galaxies
RXTE Reveals the Cloudy Cores of Active Galaxies
02.19.14 – A new study of RXTE's 16-year archive triples the number of known instances where clouds of gas have dimmed our view of active galaxies' X-rays.
NASA's NuSTAR Untangles Mystery of How Stars Explode
NASA's NuSTAR Untangles Mystery of How Stars Explode
02.19.14 – One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, how stars blow up in supernova explosions, finally is being unraveled with the help of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR).
NASA Hosts Media Teleconference About Supernovas
NASA Hosts Media Teleconference About Supernovas
02.13.14 – NASA will host a news teleconference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) Wednesday, Feb. 19, to announce new observations from its high-energy X-ray mission, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR).
IBEX Sees Magnetic System Beyond the Solar Wind
IBEX Sees Magnetic System Beyond the Solar Wind
02.13.14 – NASA's IBEX shows an interstellar magnetic field that is nearly perpendicular to the motion of our solar system through the galaxy.
NASA-Sponsored 'Disk Detective' Lets Public Search for New Planetary Nurseries
NASA-Sponsored ‘Disk Detective’ Lets Public Search for New Planetary Nurseries
01.30.14 – NASA invites the public to help find young planetary systems in data from the agency's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.
Where the Wild Stars Are
Where the Wild Stars Are
01.29.14 – A new view of the Trifid nebula from NASA's WISE mission shows a cloud being ripped to shreds by stellar radiation and winds.
Spacecraft Take Aim at Nearby Supernova
Spacecraft Take Aim at Nearby Supernova
01.24.14 – An exceptionally close stellar explosion discovered on Jan. 21 has become the focus of observatories around and above the globe.
NEOWISE Celebrates First Month of Operations After Reactivation
NEOWISE Celebrates First Month of Operations After Reactivation
01.23.14 – In its first 25 days of operations, the newly reactivated NEOWISE mission has detected 857 minor bodies in our solar system, including 22 near-Earth objects (NEOs) and four comets.
Dead Star and Distant Black Holes Dazzle in X-Rays
Dead Star and Distant Black Holes Dazzle in X-Rays
01.09.14 – New images from NASA's NuSTAR highlight a spinning, dead star and black holes blanketed in dust.