Reflections of Starlight Captured by Hubble Space Telescope

By NASA December 22, 2021 Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Stapelfeldt (Jet Propulsion Laboratory); Processing; Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America) This Hubble Space Telescope image captures a portion of the reflection nebula IC 2631, which contains a protostar, the hot, dense core of a forming star that is accumulating gas and dust. Eventually, the … Read more

A “Big Push” To Lift People Out of Poverty

A group of women use a traditional rice-threshing machine in a remote village in the Bankura district of west Bengal. Credit: iStockphoto MIT field experiment from India finds a one-time economic boost helps the very poor fare better for at least a decade. A field experiment in India led by MIT antipoverty researchers has produced … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Postponed – Here’s Why and the New Launch Date

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the next of NASA’s Great Observatories; following in the line of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. JWST combines qualities of two of its predecessors, observing in infrared light, like Spitzer, with fine resolution, like Hubble. Credit: … Read more

Memorial Planned for Space Exploration Workers in Alabama | Alabama News

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A $1.5 million memorial is being planned to honor more than 20,000 people who have worked with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in north Alabama, assisting in U.S. space exploration. The Madison County Commission recently gave $50,000 toward the project, which is being organized by the NASA/Marshall Retirees Association and would … Read more

Omicron becomes most common COVID-19 variant in U.S.

Omicron becomes most common COVID-19 variant in U.S. – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The highly contagious Omicron variant is now the most prevalent in the U.S., outpacing Delta. And a new study found that Omicron is over five times more likely to re-infect someone who has already had COVID-19. Julie Wernau, a health and … Read more

Biden lays out White House plan to deal with Omicron variant

Biden lays out White House plan to deal with Omicron variant – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden gave an address on how the administration is responding to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Plus, Senate Democrats try to find a way forward for a social spending plan. CBS News’ Steve Dorsey, CBS News congressional … Read more

How harvesting seaweed could help in the battle against climate change

How harvesting seaweed could help in the battle against climate change – CBS News Watch CBSN Live As the effects of climate change continue to accelerate, the U.N. says the strongest lever to reduce global warming is to curb the emissions of greenhouse gas methane. But methane emissions continue to accelerate. CBS News meteorologist and … Read more