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First was fire. Then rain. And now deadly debris flows...Images from our @NASAEarth Observatory show a lush, green Montecito, CA on Nov. 23, 2017, before mud and debris tore through the town, and after, charred and brown, on Jan. 10, 2018. Take a look:

Our flying @SOFIAtelescope pierces through dark clouds & dust to capture massive star-forming regions like the Tarantula Nebula, allowing us to study them in all stages – from when they’re a mass of unformed gas and dust, to their end-of-life explosions:

Got GIFs? We do! See the latest animated look at space on our @GIPHY page! Check it out & explore:

Saturn’s rings, made of countless icy particles, form a translucent veil in this view from our @CassiniSaturn spacecraft, which ended its mission on Sept. 15, 2017. That little dot peeking through the ring gap is Saturn’s tiny moon Pan. Learn more:

Today is #MLKDay. Here's a past @Space_Station view of Dr. #MartinLutherKing Jr.'s hometown of Atlanta as seen from orbit by @Astro_Kimbrough in 2017

Four spacecraft that orbit in the magnetic bubble surrounding Earth are starting a new mission phase. From new heights, they will study the Sun-facing side of Earth’s magnetic environment. Get the details from @NASASun:

Up early? Tune in live at 4:30am ET as @SpaceX’s #Dragon cargo vehicle departs from @Space_Station after almost a month on orbit. The spacecraft will be carrying around 4,100 pounds of cargo, including science samples and other experiments. Details:

LIVE NOW: @SpaceX’s #Dragon cargo vehicle departs @Space_Station after almost a month on orbit. Watch:

The #Dragon spacecraft preparing to leave @Space_Station is carrying ~4,100 pounds of important cargo, science and technology back to Earth. After departure, the cargo vehicle will splash down in the Pacific Ocean at 10:36am ET. Learn about the science:

So long, #Dragon! 👋 After almost a month at @Space_Station, @SpaceX’s cargo vehicle is released from its orbiting home at 4:58am ET to return ~4,100 pounds of science and cargo to Earth. Watch:

The @SpaceX #Dragon cargo vehicle that departed @Space_Station at 4:58am ET will splash down in the Pacific Ocean later this morning, delivering ~4,100 pounds of cargo & science to Earth. Splashdown at 10:36am will be not televised. Find out more:

The rich, colorful tapestry of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere abound with vibrant cloud bands and storms was beheld by our @NASAJuno spacecraft during its tenth close flyby of the giant planet on Dec. 16, 2017:

This new @NASAEarth science mission – GeoCarb – could give us new insights into the global carbon cycle by mapping key gases from an orbit that would allow it to constantly remain over the Americas. Details:

Citizen scientists have previously discovered a system of at least 5 planets outside our solar system using @NASAKepler data. But this is the first multi-planet system found entirely through crowdsourcing! Details:

Did you know that @Space_Station is the 3rd brightest object in the night sky? Find out when and where to look up:

LIVE NOW: Join us as we try out a new show: NASA in Silicon Valley Live on @Twitch! Right now, we’re talking about @NASAMoon. Jump into the conversation:

How did our infrared @NASAWebb telescope fare during its frigid cryogenic tests? What would it be like to fly through the Orion Nebula? Get the answers to those questions and more on ‘This Week @NASA’! Watch:

Tune in tomorrow at 4:30am ET as @SpaceX’s #Dragon cargo vehicle departs from @Space_Station after almost a month on orbit. The spacecraft will be carrying around 4,100 pounds of cargo, including science samples and other experiments. Details:

What science will return to Earth once @SpaceX’s #Dragon cargo vehicle departs @Space_Station tomorrow? Watch starting at 4:30am ET as samples return from an experiment to study a stress reaction in plants, plus much more! Discover the science:

Experiments launching into the Alaska sky soon: 1 to measure sources of X-rays that hurtle towards Earth & 3 others that will each carry 50 gallons of water to attempt to measure the impact of short-term changes in icy Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMCs):

Saturn is best known for its striking icy rings but, what do we know about them? How old are they? Are they changing over time? Listen to the latest Gravity Assist podcast as we explore these & other mysteries 'around' the giant gas planet:

We put @NASAWebb Telescope to the test with ~100 days in a cryogenic vacuum chamber to simulate the extreme environment of space. How did it do? Join us at 2pm ET as experts discuss these recent tests & next steps for this infrared telescope: Qs? #askNASA

LIVE NOW: Join our experts to hear about how our infrared @NASAWebb telescope fared during its ~100 days in frigidly cold temperatures that mimicked the extreme environment of space: Qs? Use #askNASA

The @NASAWebb Telescope will allow us to see out to 13 billion years of cosmic time! Join our experts live now as they discuss the infrared telescope’s recent cryogenic testing & next steps ahead of launch: Have questions? Use #askNASA

As our infrared @NASAWebb telescope wraps up a nine-month stay at @NASA_Johnson, take a look at this timelapse video that chronicles its critical testing:

Watching our experts talk about @NASAWebb’s recent freezing cold tests? Have questions you’d like to ask them? Just use #askNASA! Watch here:

Why did our @NASAWebb Telescope have to endure ~100 days inside a cryogenic vacuum chamber that could reach temps of -440°F/-262°C? To ensure it can function when it launches more than a million miles from Earth next year. Get the frigidly cold details:

Join us on a virtual journey, 150 trillion miles from Earth, to explore the supermassive black hole that lies in the center of our Milky Way 360-degrees! This was created using @chandraxray observatory & other telescope data. Dive in:

Observations from our flying @SOFIATelescope are helping astronomers unravel the mysteries behind the formation of colossal stars--10 times the mass of our own Sun--by peering inside the dust clouds from which they’re born:

Our newly renamed Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory spied an unprecedented change in a comet: Observations taken in May 2017 show that it was spinning three times slower than it was in March – the most dramatic change in a comet’s rotation ever seen! Details:

Join us as we take you on a spectacular fly-through of the Orion nebula – a nearby stellar nursery. Using actual scientific data from @NASAHubble & @NASASpitzer space telescopes, astronomers & visualization specialists created this detailed tour:

For the 1st time ever, we demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space! Similar to how we use GPS on Earth, this method could revolutionize our ability to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system and beyond! Details:

When hunting for planets outside our solar system, scientists typically search for patterns in disks of dust & gas around young stars bc they’re often signs that an unseen planet orbits a star. See why this new study cautions against jumping to conclusions

Future Martian explorers may have a more accessible supply of water thanks to a new discovery from our Mars Orbiter: Eight sites of thick, relatively pure water ice deposits, likely accumulated as snow long ago, have been found on the Red Planet. Details:

[email protected] Space Telescope is gathering groundbreaking info about the universe, from the Orion Nebula to the chaotic heart of our Milky Way. See how its latest discoveries are harnessing each of the orbiting observatory's extraordinary capabilities:

Join us tomorrow from our @NASAAmes Research Center as we launch a new show on @Twitch called NASA in Silicon Valley Live! This week, we’ll talk about our future plans on the Moon! Tune in live at 5pm ET to join the conversation:

A departing #Dragon cargo vehicle, growing season for petri dishes & more on @Space_Station this week. Watch: Have Qs? Use #SpaceToGround to possibly have them answered in a future episode.

Winter rains falling on recently burned ground were a recipe for deadly mudslides in Santa Barbara County, CA on Jan. 9. See how our @NASAEarth satellites calculated the amount of rainfall between Jan. 8 – 10 to predict the potential for these landslides:

Join us today from our @NASAAmes Research Center as we launch a new show on @Twitch called NASA in Silicon Valley Live! This week, we’ll talk about our future plans on the Moon! Tune in live at 5pm ET to join the conversation:

It’s cold…& hot! While colder than average temps consume the Midwestern & Eastern U.S., other parts of the country have been experiencing hotter than average conditions for this time of year. Take a look at this temp anomaly map based on @NASAEarth data:

A luminous 2018! Amidst the snow-covered landscape, city lights shone brightly on a frigid New Year’s night in this satellite view of the northeastern United States. More:

Our #NASAGOLD mission is set to launch later this month to study & explore the boundary between Earth & space. Join us at 1 p.m. EST on @Facebook Live to hear from our experts & ask them your questions about the mission:

LIVE NOW on @Facebook: Hear from experts and ask them your questions about how our #NASAGOLD mission will explore the boundary between Earth and space once it launches later this month:

Blistering cold temps, heavy snow & strong winds are battering coastal areas from Florida to Maine thanks to the powerful nor-easter seen in this @NOAA #GOES16 satellite image:

Going for GOLD! See how an instrument scheduled to launch Jan. 25 will help us study the boundary between Earth and space. Meet our #NASAGOLD mission:

Progress! For the 1st time, satellite observations have provided evidence of a decline in the harmful chemical compounds depleting the Antarctic ozone hole. Get the details:

As large as 1,000 Earths, Jupiter is the heavy hitter of the solar system. In the latest episode of our Gravity Assist podcast, join us as we explore how Jupiter got to be so big, its 4 remarkable and diverse moons & more:

Powerful winter storm seen by @NASAEarth satellites as it pummels the East Coast of the United States. Take a look:

2018 just arrived…but we’re already looking forward to New Year’s Eve next year. Why? Shortly after midnight ET on Jan. 1, 2019, @NASANewHorizons spacecraft will buzz by the most primitive & most distant object ever explored! Get the details:

Black holes, cosmic rays, neutron stars and even new kinds of physics — for 10 years, data from our @NASAFermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have helped unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the cosmos. Meet the spacecraft:

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