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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student Maddy Lambert is spending her summer working at NASA Goddard as an assistant optical engineer with WFIRST - a space telescope that will in part, study dark matter in the universe.

Every year, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. recruits hundreds of interns to spend the summer working on revolutionary missions featuring state-of-the-art technology. For more information on how you can be a NASA intern, go here: https://intern.nasa.gov
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In the summer of 2016, a crew from VICE News interviewed Piers Sellers about his work at Goddard Space Flight Center and his career as a NASA scientist and astronaut. Sellers passed away on Dec. 23, 2016. This portion of the interview was broadcast on Jan. 6. https://news.vice.com/story/we-talked-to-nasa-scientist-piers-sellers-about-the-future-of-humanity-months-before-his-death
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Extreme rain events have been affecting California and snow has blanketed the Pacific Northwest.

NASA/NOAA's GOES Project created a satellite animation showing the storms affecting the region from Jan. 6 through 9, 2017.

Today, another area of low pressure moved over Oregon, where the National Weather Service is forecasting heavy snows.

It was the same week last year that the West Coast endured a similar bout of very wet weather. Heavy rain affected the Pacific coast in 2016 during the same week from Jan. 5 through Jan. 7, as a progression of storm systems in the Eastern Pacific Ocean hit southern California and generated flooding and mudslides.
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Hubble detects "kamikaze" comets plunging into a young star, 95 light-years from Earth.

This illustration shows several comets speeding across a vast protoplanetary disk of gas and dust and heading straight for the youthful, central star. These "kamikaze" comets will eventually plunge into the star and vaporize. The comets are too small to photograph, but their gaseous spectral "fingerprints" on the star's light were detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The gravitational influence of a suspected Jupiter-sized planet in the foreground may have catapulted the comets into the star. This star, called HD 172555, represents the third extrasolar system where astronomers have detected doomed, wayward comets. The star resides 95 light-years from Earth.

Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/2hZASqa

Credits: NASA, ESA, A. Feild and G. Bacon (STScI)

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Come già è in pratica scritto questa situazione potrebbe essere secondo la mia poca competenza la costruzione naturale di ogni stella dove parte delle nubi si buttano in un punto come queste comete formando in un tempo non ben definito la stella che poi ne verrà fuori !!
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Hubble provides interstellar road map for Voyagers’ galactic trek

(Image caption: In this artist's conception, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has a bird's-eye view of the solar system. The circles represent the orbits of the major outer planets. Credits: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI))

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the interstellar medium, the mysterious environment between stars. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is providing the road map – by measuring the material along the probes’ future trajectories. Even after the Voyagers run out of electrical power and are unable to send back new data, which may happen in about a decade, astronomers can use Hubble observations to characterize the environment of through which these silent ambassadors will glide.

A preliminary analysis of the Hubble observations reveals a rich, complex interstellar ecology, containing multiple clouds of hydrogen laced with other elements. Hubble data, combined with the Voyagers, have also provided new insights into how our sun travels through interstellar space. Read more:
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We’ve got big news! We just selected 2 new missions that will explore the earliest eras in the history of our solar system – a time less than 10 million years after the birth of our sun. The missions, Lucy and Psyche, were chosen from five finalists and will proceed to mission formulation, with the goal of launching in 2021 and 2023, respectively. Discover more: http://go.nasa.gov/2hTAAUS
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Magnetic arcs of solar material spewing from our favorite sphere of hot plasma, the sun.

Magnetic arcs of solar material held their shapes fairly well as they spiraled above two solar active regions over 18 hours on Jan. 11-12, 2017. The charged solar material, called plasma, traces out the magnetic field lines above the active regions when viewed in wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, captured here by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Extreme ultraviolet light is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in gold for easy viewing.

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Hubble Gazes Into a Black Hole of Puzzling Light

The beautiful spiral galaxy visible in the center of the image is known as RX J1140.1+0307, a galaxy in the Virgo constellation imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and it presents an interesting puzzle. At first glance, this galaxy appears to be a normal spiral galaxy, much like the Milky Way, but first appearances can be deceptive!

The Milky Way galaxy, like most large galaxies, has a supermassive black hole at its center, but some galaxies are centered on lighter, intermediate-mass black holes. RX J1140.1+0307 is such a galaxy — in fact, it is centered on one of the lowest black hole masses known in any luminous galactic core. What puzzles scientists about this particular galaxy is that the calculations don’t add up. With such a relatively low mass for the central black hole, models for the emission from the object cannot explain the observed spectrum. There must be other mechanisms at play in the interactions between the inner and outer parts of the accretion disk surrounding the black hole.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
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Over a billion light-years away from us Hubble captured these two celestial objects, slowly, destructively, merge into one

This delicate smudge in deep space is far more turbulent than it first appears. Known as IRAS 14348-1447 — a name derived in part from that of its discoverer, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS for short) — this celestial object is actually a combination of two gas-rich spiral galaxies. This doomed duo approached one another too closely in the past, gravity causing them to affect and tug at each other and slowly, destructively, merge into one. The image was taken by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS).

IRAS 14348-1447 is located over a billion light-years away from us. It is one of the most gas-rich examples known of an ultraluminous infrared galaxy, a class of cosmic objects that shine characteristically — and incredibly — brightly in the infrared part of the spectrum. Almost 95% of the energy emitted by IRAS 14348-1447 is in the far-infrared!

The huge amount of molecular gas within IRAS 14348-1447 fuels its emission, and undergoes a number of dynamical processes as it interacts and moves around; these very same mechanisms are responsible for IRAS 14348-1447’s own whirling and ethereal appearance, creating prominent tails and wisps extending away from the main body of the galaxy.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
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Here are a few of our top Instagram images from 2016. To see more great NASA Goddard images be sure to follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/nasagoddard and also on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NASAGoddardPix. 
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Bands of lake effect snow drift eastward from the western Great Lakes in this true-color image captured by the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on January 5, 2017. National Weather Service forecasters expect light to moderate lake effect snow showers to continue throughout the day today and into Saturday (1/7).

Lake-effect snow forms when cold air passes over the warmer waters of a lake. This causes some lake water to evaporate into the air and warm it. This warmer, wetter air rises and cools as it moves away from the lake. When it cools, it releases that moisture and, if it’s cold enough, that moisture turns into snow.

Although true-color images like this may appear to be photographs of Earth, they aren't. They are created by combining data from the three color channels on the VIIRS instrument sensitive to the red, green and blue (or RGB) wavelengths of light into one composite image. In addition, data from several other channels are often also included to cancel out or correct atmospheric interference that may blur parts of the image.

Credit: NOAA/NASA/Suomi NPP via NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory
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NASA Adds Leap Second to Master Clock

On Dec. 31, 2016, official clocks around the world will add a leap second just before midnight Coordinated Universal Time — which corresponds to 6:59:59 p.m. EST. NASA missions will also have to make the switch, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun 24/7.

Clocks do this to keep in sync with Earth's rotation, which gradually slows down over time. When the dinosaurs roamed Earth, for example, our globe took only 23 hours to make a complete rotation. In space, millisecond accuracy is crucial to understanding how satellites orbit.

"SDO moves about 1.9 miles every second," said Dean Pesnell, the project scientist for SDO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "So does every other object in orbit near SDO. We all have to use the same time to make sure our collision avoidance programs are accurate. So we all add a leap second to the end of 2016, delaying 2017 by one second."

The leap second is also key to making sure that SDO is in sync with the Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC, used to label each of its images. SDO has a clock that counts the number of seconds since the beginning of the mission. To convert that count to UTC requires knowing just how many leap seconds have been added to Earth-bound clocks since the mission started. When the spacecraft wants to provide a time in UTC, it calls a software module that takes into consideration both the mission's second count and the number of leap seconds — and then returns a time in UTC.
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Grandiloquente épistémologie esciente appliquée avec une gratitude laudative d'une résultante remarquable de limpidité enthousiasmante de "NASA Ajoute Leap Second à Master Clock.",sur les horloges font pour rester en phase avec la rotation de la Terre, ce qui ralentit progressivement au fil du temps. Somme élucidative d'une élégance arborescente explicative pour comprendre comment fonctionne les satellites en orbite. Résultante d'une superbe précision d'éloquence de l'utilisation en même temps pour faire en sorte que que les programmes d'évitement de collision soit ou sont exacts.Donc nous ajoutons tous un saut seconde à la fin de l'année 2016, et c'est ce qui retarde 2017 par une seconde. Mille constellations d'alacrité jubilative d'une pondération octroyée avec une magnanimité admirable minutieuse sublimée par une immortalisation photogénique visuelle et culturelle légiférée par une excellente explication descriptive d'une sollicitude magnifique réflexive et lénifiée d'une systématicité scientifique soyeuse et joyeuse. 
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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." -- Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe. www.nasa.gov/goddard
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