Are we still listening to space?

When LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, and its European counterpart, Virgo, detect a gravitational ripple from space, a public alert is sent out. That alert lets researchers know with a decently high confidence that this...

NASA's ECOSTRESS Monitors California's Record-Breaking Heat Wave

This ECOSTRESS temperature map shows the land surface temperatures throughout Los Angeles County on Aug. 14, 2020, during...

Toward an Ultrahigh Energy Density Capacitor

To make the new material, the thin film is first deposited via a...

NASA's Webb to Study Quasars and Their Host Galaxies in Three Dimensions

Quasars—accreting supermassive black holes—are paradoxically some of the brightest objects in the universe....

NASA Researchers Track Slowly Splitting 'Dent' in Earth’s Magnetic Field

This stereoscopic visualization shows a simple model of the Earth's magnetic field. The magnetic...

Scientists Determine 'Oumuamua Isn't Made From Molecular Hydrogen Ice After All

Scientists Determine 'Oumuamua Isn't Made From Molecular Hydrogen Ice After All

New NSF Physics Frontier Center Will Focus on Neutron Star Modeling in ‘Gravitational Wave Era’

This rendering shows the density of matter in the aftermath of two merged...

Aurora Mysteries Unlocked With NASA’s THEMIS Mission

Auroral beads seen from the International Space Station, Sept. 17, 2011 (Frame ID: ISS029-E-6012).