Illustration of Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine in “Star Wars”

Scientists wondered: If an Earth-size planet were orbiting two suns, could it support life?

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How the ozone hole over Antarctica is healing

Fifteen years later, AIRS continues to be a valuable asset for forecasters worldwide, sending 7 billion observations streaming into forecasting centers every day. Besides contributing to better forecasts, AIRS maps greenhouse gases, tracks volcanic emissions and and indicates regions that may be heading for a drought. Read More

New full-hemisphere views of Earth at night

By Randy Gener   EARTH |  NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. Nighttime satellite image of Earth showing North and South America NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the… Read More

Glorious! Saturn’s Ring System

Details of Saturn’s icy rings are visible in this sweeping view from Cassini of the planet’s glorious ring system. This view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn’s rings. The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. Read More

Like a flower in full bloom | NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

By Laura Betz NASA Goddard Space Flight Center James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom GREENBELT, MD |  It’s springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. In this photo, NASA technicians lifted the telescope using a crane and moved it… Read More