Mission Euclid

Launched July 1, the Euclid mission is designed to study dark matter and dark energy to answer big questions about why our universe is expanding faster and faster. On November 7, the Euclid mission released its first scientific images.

Celebrate NASA worm…

NASA telescopes spot record black hole

And the first scientific images from a new space observatory…

Some stories to tell you – This week at NASA!

NASA celebrates the worm logo with an original designer

On November 6, at NASA Headquarters, we hosted a panel discussion on the design and cultural significance of the NASA worm logo with Richard Danne, the worm’s designer. In 1992, the worm was removed from the market, but it was reintroduced for limited use to complement the agency’s official insignia, known as the meatball.

“I can’t even express in words how rewarding it was to come back. There will always be a special place in my heart for NASA.

Learn more about the “worm” in the July 24, 2020 episode of “Houston We Have a Podcast,” the official podcast of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Annotated UHZ1 black hole

Astronomers have discovered the most distant black hole ever detected in X-rays (in a galaxy called UHZ1) using the Chandra and Webb space telescopes. The X-ray emission is a telltale signature of a growing supermassive black hole. This result could explain how some of the first supermassive black holes in the universe formed. These images show the Abell 2744 galaxy cluster behind which UHZ1 lies, in Chandra X-ray and Webb infrared data, as well as close-ups of the black hole’s host galaxy UHZ1. Credit: Radiography: NASA/CXC/SAO/Ákos Bogdán; Infrared: NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI; Image processing: NASA/CXC/SAO/L. Frattare & K. Arcand

NASA telescopes discover record-breaking black hole

Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope have discovered the most distant black hole ever observed in X-rays.

The black hole is at an early stage of growth never before observed, where its mass is similar to that of its host galaxy.

This result could explain how some of the first supermassive black holes in the universe formed.

Euclid's first images

ESA’s Euclid space mission has revealed its first color images of the cosmos. Never before has a telescope been able to create such sharp astronomical images over such a large part of the sky and look so far into the distant Universe. These five images illustrate the full potential of Euclid; they show that the telescope is ready to create the most complete 3D map of the Universe to date, to uncover some of its hidden secrets. Credit: ESA/Euclid/Euclid Consortium/NASA, image processing by J.-C. Cuillandre (CEA Paris-Saclay), G. Anselmi, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

First scientific images published by the Euclid mission

On November 7, the Euclid mission released its first scientific images, including this image of the Perseus Cluster, a group of thousands of galaxies located about 240 million light-years from Earth. Euclid is led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA.

It will begin regular scientific operations to study dark matter and dark energy in early 2024.


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The new on-demand streaming service NASA+ is here

NASA’s new on-demand streaming service, NASA+, and upgraded app are now available. These new digital platforms offer original video series, live launch coverage, children’s content and the latest news.

NASA+ is available for download through the NASA app on iOS and Android devices, as well as Roku and Apple TV streaming media players.

That’s what’s happening this week @NASA.

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