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.
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.
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.
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.