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Cosmic Origins News

10 May 2022

Unique Science from the Moon in the Artemis Era Workshop

June 7–9, 2022
NASA KSC and Online

The NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC) is sponsoring an exploratory workshop focusing on the feasibility and value proposition of using the Moon as a platform for unique astronomical science observations, while addressing key engineering challenges and risks. Challenges of the harsh Lunar environment that will be discussed at the workshop include: Lunar dust and charging, communication, power generation, extreme thermal environment, and lighting. Scientific robotic exploration aided by human intervention involving assembly and servicing of scientific experiments also carry unique challenges surrounding human space flight infrastructure and extravehicular activities.

Focusing on unique science concept studies from the Moon already funded by NASA (radio observatories from the far side of the Moon), challenges and requirements for needed technology and human space flight infrastructure development will be discussed. Through several interdisciplinary interactive sessions, a framework for synergistic science and human exploration activities will be developed along with roadmaps to bring the concepts to reality in the next few decades.

Registration for the workshop is now open. A draft agenda is available on the workshop website.

Hubble News from AAS 240!

With the help of Hubble, astronomers observed a white dwarf star ripping up planets. Read more: Press Release.

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16 June 2022
New Images Using Data From Retired Telescopes Reveal Hidden Features »  Details.
15 June 2022
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15 June 2022
NASA Hubble Space Telescope: Dead Star Caught Ripping Up Planetary System »  Details.
14 June 2022
NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope to Help Untangle Galaxy Growth, Dark Matter Makeup »  Details.
2 June 2022
NASA Will Hold Precursor Science Workshop, August 2–4, 2022 »  Details.
31 May 2022
Astrophysics Biennial Technology Report and Tech Gaps Announcements »  Details.
10 May 2022
Unique Science from the Moon in the Artemis Era Workshop »  Details.
28 April 2022
National Academies Board on Physics and Astronomy — Spring 2022 Meeting »  Details.
27 April 2022
NASA Response to Astro2020 Decadal Survey, Dr. Paul Hertz, Division Director, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA »  Details.
11 April 2022
NASA Astrophysics Division Town Hall | May 3, 2022 »  Details.
19 January 2022
NASA PCOS/COR Program Office Announces Upcoming International Workshop on Time Domain Astronomy/Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (TDAMM) »  Details.
13 January 2022
NASA Astrophysics Division Director Position Advertisement »  Details.
Continuing call for nominations to the Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group (COPAG) Executive Committee. »  Details.

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