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First sunrise on Hinode's instruments
The Hinode (formerly Solar-B) satellite, a joint Japan/NASA/PPARC mission launched on 22nd September 2006, has today (October 31st) reported its first observations of the Sun with its suite of scientific instruments. View News Article (2006-11-01)

Hubble Watches Star Clusters on a Collision Course
Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have caught two clusters full of massive stars that may be in the early stages of merging. The clusters are 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy to our Milky Way. View News Article (2012-08-17)

Black hole jets pack a powerful punch
Black-hole jets recycle matter and energy into space and can affect when and where a galaxy forms stars. View News Article (2013-11-25)

Astronomers come up dry in search for water on exoplanets
A team of astronomers has made the most precise measurements yet of water vapour in the atmospheres of Jupiter-like planets beyond our Solar System and found them to be much drier worlds than expected. View News Article (2014-07-24)

A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris
An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. View News Article (2015-04-20)

Iowa State astrophysicists provide the eyes for new gamma ray telescope system
There's a "First Light Fiesta" in the works at Mt. Hopkins near Amado, Ariz. And Iowa State University astrophysicists will be among those enjoying the celebration of a new telescope system and all the science it will produce. View News Article (2007-04-20)

Most Quasars Live on Snacks, Not Large Meals
Black holes in the early universe needed a few snacks rather than one giant meal to fuel their quasars and help them grow, a new study shows.  View News Article (2012-06-20)

Physicists uncover new solution for cosmic collisions
It turns out that our math teachers were right: being able to solve problems without a calculator does come in handy in the "real" world. View News Article (2008-01-11)

VCU Medical Center First in Virginia to Implant Telescope for Macular Degeneration
Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a telescope in a patient's eye to treat macular degeneration. View News Article (2013-04-16)

Goddard team develops new carriers for space station
In a partnership that exemplifies One NASA, engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. teamed up with engineers at NASA's Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers to design, build, and test five new ExPRESS Logistics Carriers, or ELCs, which will be delivered to the International Space Station. View News Article (2009-11-16)

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