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Earth sets record high temperatures for the third straight year.

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2016 was the hottest year on record, continuing a decades-long warming trend. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (@NASAGISS) analyzed measurements from 6,300 locations and found that globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set a new record....
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Come spend your summer with NASA Goddard!

2017 NASA Journalism, Multimedia Social Media Summer Internships [4 positions]

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NASA invites students working towards degrees in journalism, communications, media relations, science writing, interactive journalism, or broadcast journalism, to participate in our science storytelling program - before you graduate. You'll gain on the job...
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01/16/2017 at 21:03. Facebook
We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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01/13/2017 at 18:48. Facebook
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,...
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01/13/2017 at 17:40. Facebook
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...
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01/12/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
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. [ News.vice.com Link ]
The NASA Goddard Visitor Center will be open on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16, and Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, from noon to 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to stop by and see our smaller exhibit space and Science on a Sphere.
Over a billion light-years away, 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...
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Over a billion light-years away, 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...
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The relationship between fire and the water in northern sub-Saharan Africa, had never been comprehensively investigated until recently..read about the new findings here: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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...
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Announcing 2017 NASA Goddard Fellowships, Jobs, Summer Internships - in Science Journalism, Social Video, Multimedia and Animation.

NASA Animation Fellowship
The NASA Animation Fellowship is a yearlong program for artists wishing to work in the field of motion graphics and science animation. You will work with a team of animators, data visualizers,...
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Giant shadow may reveal a hidden planet to Hubble

Searching for planets around other stars is a tricky business. They’re so small and faint that it’s hard to spot them. But a possible planet in a nearby stellar system may be betraying its presence in a unique way: by a shadow that is sweeping across the face of a vast pancake-shaped gas-and-dust disk surrounding a young star.

The planet...
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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 and also on Twitter at [ Twitter.com Link ].
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"...
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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...
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100 years ago today, the Smithsonian gave Robert Goddard grant money for his research ⚡

Robert H. Goddard was, in many ways, ahead of his time. And, like most such people, his work was misunderstood and often ridiculed. Yet, he is the father of the modern liquid-fueled rocket and made spaceflight possible. So frustrated was he, that by 1915, he was considering abandoning work on rockets,...
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NASA Selects Mission to Study Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

NASA’s Lucy mission, which will launch in 2021 for the first reconnaissance of the Trojans, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter.

The Lucy spacecraft and a remote-sensing instrument suite will study the geology, surface composition, and bulk physical properties of these bodies at close range. Read more:
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Watching the Upper Atmosphere for 15 Years and Counting

NASA's TIMED spacecraft — short for Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics — has been observing Earth’s upper atmosphere for 15 years, leading to new understandings of how this region interacts with the lower atmosphere below and space above. Read more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]