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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 Findings Suggest Jets Bursting From Martian Ice Cap - Every spring brings violent eruptions to the south polar ice cap of Mars, according to researchers interpreting new observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
SOP newswireSpace Shuttle Atlantis Scheduled to Launch on Aug. 27 - NASA senior managers on Wednesday unanimously voted to launch the Space Shuttle Atlantis on Aug. 27.
SOP newswireNOAA Biologist and Physical Scientist Win Presidential Early Career Awards - Scientists who study pollutants in the atmosphere and the ocean were honored at a White House ceremony as recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards in Science and Engineering or PECASE.
SOP newswireDOE Announces Successful Removal of Nuclear Material from Poland - WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today that 40 kilograms (about 90 pounds) of highly enriched uranium (HEU) have been safely returned to Russia from Poland. The secret operation was a joint NNSA mission with Poland, the Russian Federation and
SOP newswireCosmic Debate: What's Up With the Planets? - When kids head back to school this fall, they might have some brand new planets to memorize.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)NASA's Spitzer Digs Up Troves of Possible Solar Systems in Orion - Astronomers have long scrutinized the vast and layered clouds of the Orion nebula, an industrious star-making factory visible to the naked eye in the sword of the famous hunter constellation. Yet, Orion is still full of secrets.
SOP newswireRestoration Efforts Follow Ship Grounding, Reef Damage - Emergency restoration efforts are underway in Puerto Rico following the grounding of the 748-foot oil tanker Margara along the south coast of Puerto Rico. Scientists have identified 8,500 square meters of impacted reef, including a relatively large
SOP newswireNASA Sets Sights on the Next Generation of Explorers - NASA's Education Office has released a new framework to work with the academic community to prepare the next generation of explorers and innovators.
SOP newswirePioneering Astrophysicist James Van Allen Dies - NASA is remembering pioneering astrophysicist James Van Allen, who died Aug. 9 at the age of 91.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor) Waldo Waldman, your wingman chats with Judyth Piazza - Waldo’s message to you is simple - whether achieving victory as a fighter pilot, in business, or in life, the same qualities that ensure success apply: focus, discipline, integrity, teamwork, leadership, overcoming your fears, and maintaining a commitment
SOP newswirePublic Education About Invasive Lionfish Part of Mission - NOAA Ocean Service researchers, in collaboration with the Essential Image Source Foundation, embarked aboard the NOAA research vessel Nancy Foster to further examine the status in the Atlantic Ocean of the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish.
SOP newswireInternational Space Station Status Report - Space station crewmen Jeff Williams and Thomas Reiter worked quickly through scheduled spacewalk tasks Thursday, then completed three get-ahead jobs, or extra tasks, and were ready for more. Mission Control assigned two more jobs, which the astronauts also completed.
SOP newswireNASA Selects Teams for Space Weather Mission and Studies - Four university teams will share $100 million to provide experiments and supporting hardware for a future NASA mission to study near-Earth space radiation. This type of radiation is hazardous to astronauts, orbiting satellites and aircraft flying high altitude polar routes.
SOP newswireNASA's Next Space Shuttle Crew Ready for Countdown Test - The astronauts and ground crews for Space Shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission, STS-115, will participate in a full launch dress rehearsal Aug. 7-10 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
SOP newswireNASA Awards Launch Services for Lunar Mission - NASA announced today the award of launch services for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission to Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services Inc. of Littleton, Colo.
SOP newswireCassini Finds Lakes on Titan's Arctic Region - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found lakes on Saturn's moon Titan.
SOP newswireNASA Africa Mission Investigates Origin, Development of Hurricanes - Scientists from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, universities and international agencies will study how winds and dust conditions from Africa influence the birth of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean.
SOP newswireResearchers to Broadcast Live From Site of Historic USS Monitor Wreck - The NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program and the Institute for Exploration will offer the public a real-time view of the Monitor as researchers describe the expedition on July 19 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
SOP newswireNASA's Marks 30th Anniversary of Mars Viking Mission - Thirty years after the first successful landing on Mars by NASA's Viking spacecraft, the ambitious mission continues to evoke pride and enthusiasm for future space exploration.
SOP newswireAstronauts Wrap Up Third STS-121 Spacewalk - Mission Specialists Mike Fossum and Piers Sellers successfully completed STS-121’s third and final spacewalk at 2:31 p.m. EDT today.
SOP newswireMissile Defense Element Successfully Flight Tested - WASHINGTON " The Missile Defense Agency successfully completed a developmental flight test of a major element of its ballistic missile defense system today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., agency officials said.
SOP newswireScientists and crew aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster - July 11, 2006 " Scientists and crew aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster assisted the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies to disentangle a humpback whale off the coast of Massachusetts on Sunday. While tagging and tracking humpback whales in the NOAA Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary, crew and scientists aboard the Nancy Foster found themselves at the right place at the right time. (Click
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor) Wesley Friesen - Inventor and Godfather of the Ultralight - Judy trains to fly with Wesley Friesen, one of the creators of the Ultralight.
SOP newswireNASA Satellites Find Balance in South America's Water Cycle - For the first time, NASA scientists using space-based measurements have directly monitored and measured the complete cycle of water movement for an entire continent.
SOP newswireNASA's Discovery First Shuttle To Launch on July 4 By Cheryl Pellerin - Washington -- Despite two launch attempts cancelled due to bad weather and dissenting views among NASA officials about whether the condition of the external tank's insulating foam allowed for a safe launch, Discovery blasted into the Florida sky July 4, the second shuttle in space since the Columbia accident in 2003.
SOP newswireEnceladus Exudes an Air of Mystery - Atomic oxygen could never be confused with expensive perfume. But just as a fragrance lingering in the air of an empty room offers hints about a previous occupant, the cloud of oxygen the Cassini spacecraft encountered as it first approached Saturn turned out to be a calling card from another celestial presence, the tiny moon Enceladus.
SOP newswireNOAA Scientists Demonstrate Southern Ocean Divide - The complex relationships between atmospheric carbon dioxide, biological productivity and the role of the Southern Ocean in carbon sequestration have been demonstrated by scientists at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.
SOP newswireNASA Satellite Positioning Software May Aid in Tsunami Warnings - University scientists using Global Positioning System (GPS) software developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have shown that GPS can determine, within minutes, whether an earthquake is big enough to generate an ocean-wide tsunami. This NASA-funded technology can be used to provide faster tsunami warnings.
SOP newswireUniversity Scientists Using Global Positioning System Software - University scientists using Global Positioning System software,developed by NASA, have shown GPS can determine, within minutes,
SOP newswireNASA's Cassini Spacecraft Marks Halfway Point of Mission - As the Cassini spacecraft reaches the halfway mark in its four-year tour of the Saturn system, discoveries made during the first half of the mission have scientists revved up to find out what's in store for the second act. Cassini has been orbiting Saturn since June 30, 2004, studying the planet, its rings and moons.
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