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Black Hole Image Makes History

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope.

SOP newswireNASA Chinese Lantern Technique Helps Track Clouds at Saturn - A new image of Saturn demonstrates a technique that creates a Chinese lantern effect, showing Saturn's deep clouds silhouetted against the planet's warm, glowing interior. Seen this way, Saturn's interior shows surprising activity underneath the overlying haze, with a great variety of cloud shapes and sizes.
SOP newswireAres I Crew Launch Vehicle First Stage Contract Modification - NASA is extending a previous contract action with ATK Thiokol of Brigham City, Utah, to continue design and development of the first stage for the Ares I crew launch vehicle.
SOP newswireHubble Discovers 16 Extrasolar Planets Far Across Galaxy - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered 16 extrasolar planet candidates orbiting a variety of distant stars in the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.
SOP newswireNOAA Reports Decreased Levels of Toxins in Mollusks - In a new report, the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science research has found a continuing decrease in toxic organic chemicals in mollusks, specifically mussels and oysters, collected at more than 250 sites nationwide.
SOP newswireAmazing Andromeda Galaxy - Galaxy Evolution Explorer detected young, hot, high-mass stars, which are represented in blue, while populations of relatively older stars are shown as green dots. The bright yellow spot at the galaxy's center depicts a particularly dense population of old stars.
SOP newswireNASA's New Mars Camera Gives Dramatic View of Planet - Mars is ready for its close-up. The highest-resolution camera ever to orbit Mars is returning low-altitude images to Earth from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
SOP newswireNASA Ends One Chapter in Human Spaceflight, Prepares for the Next - NASA is marking a historic moment in the life of the nation's largest rocket engine test complex. The Stennis Space Center conducted the final space shuttle main engine test on its A-1 Test Stand Friday.
SOP newswireNASA Mars Rover Arrives at Dramatic Vista on Red Planet - NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity has arrived at the rim of a crater
SOP newswireNASA Extends Johnson Security Support Services Contract - NASA has awarded a potential two-year extension valued at $26 million
SOP newswireNASA Study Tracks Global Sources, Transport of Air Pollution - A NASA and university study of ozone and carbon monoxide pollution in Earth's atmosphere is providing unique insights into the sources of these pollutants and how they are transported around the world.
SOP newswireAstronaut Shannon Lucid's China Homecoming - During their visit, Griffin and Lucid are touring several aerospace facilities in Beijing and Shanghai, including facilities where Chinese spacecraft and payloads are developed.
SOP newswireResearch Targets Public Health and Economic Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms - Harmful algal blooms are proliferations of microscopic algae that harm the environment and humans by producing toxins that accumulate in shellfish and fish, pollute drinking and swimming water, and contaminate coastal air.
SOP newswireWANDERING HOODED SEALS PUZZLE AND CHALLENGE NOAA's STRANDING NETWORK - Hooded seals, Cystophora cristata, are often called ice seals due to their preference for Northern ice sheets. However, this summer there was an increase in Hooded seal sightings and strandings throu
SOP newswireInternational Space Station Status Report: SS06-041 - Discovery in July and has served as flight engineer for Expedition
SOP newswireShort-Term Ocean Cooling Suggests Global Warming - The average temperature of the water near the top of Earth's oceans has significantly cooled since 2003. New research suggests global warming trends are not always steady in their effects on ocean temperatures.
SOP newswireThe Ocean Takes Care of Us, Let's Return the Favor - Thank You Ocean, a statewide public awareness and information outreach effort, is being launched by the California Resources Agency and NOAA. Empowering Californians to protect the Pacific is the focus of the campaign announced Monday at the California and the World Ocean '06 conference. The campaign is designed
SOP newswireSpace Shuttle Atlantis landing this morning at Kennedy - Space Shuttle Atlantis glided to a landing this morning at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., concluding a successful mission to resume construction of the International Space Station. Atlantis and the six-member STS-115 crew spent nearly 12 days in space.
SOP newswireDroids in the Desert - Arizona tourists may think they’ve stumbled upon a science fiction movie set if they find themselves near the state’s famed Meteor Crater in early September.
SOP newswireScientists Discover New Ring and Other Features at Saturn - Saturn sports a new ring in an image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sunday, Sept. 17, during a one-of-a-kind observation.
SOP newswireNASA Teams Up with Japan, United Kingdom and Europe to Study the Sun - To shed new light on the sun's magnetic field and how it impacts life on Earth, NASA is preparing major instrument components for launch this September
SOP newswireNASA Awards Thermal Protection Contract for Orion Spacecraft - NASA has selected The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, Calif., to support the design and development of a lunar direct return-capable heat shield for the Orion crew exploration vehicle. The hybrid firm fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a 16-month period of performance, with a maximum value of approximately $14 million, including all priced options.
SOP newswireHotly-Debated Solar System Object Gets a Name - A new name has been bestowed on the Dward Planet whose discovery in 2005 rocked the solar system, sparked debate.
SOP newswireNASA TV and Web Coverage of Shuttle Atlantis Mission - NASA is providing round-the-clock television and Internet coverage of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ mission, STS-115, to the International Space Station.
SOP newswireNear-Earth Object Search Report - NASA - NASA has released a technical report on potential future search efforts for near-Earth objects after a year of analysis by scientists working on this issue. This Science Definition Team was chartered to study what should be done to find near-Earth objects less than 1 kilometer in size. While impacts by these smaller objects would not be expected to cause global devastation
SOP newswireNASA Rover Nears Martian Bowl Goal - During the next two weeks, the robotic geologist is likely to reach the rim of a hole in the Martian surface wider and deeper than any it has visited. The crater, known as
SOP newswireThe Eternal Life of Stardust Portrayed in New NASA Image - A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is helping astronomers understand how stardust is recycled in galaxies.
SOP newswireUnicorn Subcritical Experiment Conducted at NTS - Unicorn, a subcritical experiment, was successfully conducted at 11:00 a.m. on August 30, 2006, at the Nevada Test Site. Los Alamos National Laboratory conducted the experiment to gather scientific data that provides crucial information to maintain the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons without having to conduct underground nuclear tests.
SOP newswireNASA, NOAA Data Indicate Ozone Layer is Recovering - A new study using NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data finds consistent evidence that Earth's ozone layer is on the mend.
SOP newswireNASA Galaxy Hunter: Huge Black Holes Stifle Star Formation - Supermassive black holes in some giant galaxies create such a hostile environment, they shut down the formation of new stars, according to NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer findings published in the August 24 issue of Nature.
SOP newswireNOAA Dedicates New Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Research Vessel - NOAA dedicated a new high-speed research vessel that will ply the waters of the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
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