A dynamic world of dunes, plains, craters & terrains is revealed in this first-ever geologic map of Saturn's moon, Titan. Lakes and seas are marked blue, but they aren't water! What rains down is methane and ethane in Titan's frigid climate. Zoom in: nasa.gov/feature/jpl/the-first 

For decades, astronomers have looked for galaxy clusters containing rich nurseries of stars in their central galaxies. Instead, they found powerful, giant black holes pumping out energy and keeping the gas too warm to form many stars.

Until now:

nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra 

We are going, together. American companies are joining our program to provide science & technology deliveries to the lunar surface.

What questions do you have about commercial Moon deliveries? Send them & check back for responses: nasa.gov/press-release/new-com 

Today, we’re announcing five new companies who are joining our program & will be eligible to bid on deliveries to the surface of the Moon: @blueorigin, @ceres_robotics, @SierraNevCorp, @spacex & @TyvakNanoSat.

Hear from our experts live now: /live/ 

RT @JimBridenstine
JUST IN: @nasa added five American companies to the pool of vendors who will compete to deliver science & technology to the Moon as we pave the way for @NASA_Astronauts to return to the lunar surface in 2024 with our program. Learn more: nasa.gov/press-release/new-com 

RT @NASASTEM
Celebrating is all about international teamwork.

Together, the generation will:
extend presence beyond orbit
land the 1st & next on theby 2024
makeexploration sustainable

We're going. Are you ready? Join Artemis nasa.gov/joinartemis 

LIVE: Hear from scientists who have traveled to the ends of the Earth to launch sounding rockets, flown cutting-edge instruments on these suborbital flights, and used sounding rockets to make brand-new scientific discoveries. Watch: twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1yoJM

To study oxygen particles where Earth's atmosphere leaks into space, scientists traveled to the Arctic and launched a sounding rocket — into an aurora! At 2pm ET, join us to learn about these rockets & how they're used for science.
youtube.com/watch?v=KkeCXrgrKu 

Confirmed: there's water vapor present above the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.

A research team led from @NASAGoddard made the detection — which supports the idea that below the ice, Europa has an ingredient necessary for life: liquid water. More: nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/ 

What is the @Space_Station?
Can I see it from Earth?
What time zone does it run on?

Watch the next episode w/ Jacob Keaton, as he answers your questions about our orbiting lab: youtu.be/6MR-qaDaG6w?linkId=77 

RT @Astro_Christina
Unfathomable science & teamwork. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is an instrument seeking to unlock the mystery of dark matter. To keep it running, a world of scientists, engineers & astronauts have been working for years to design a complex repair job. nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/alpha-m 

With a flight time of ~15 minutes before falling back to Earth, sounding rockets collect data about the atmosphere, Sun & even distant galaxies.

Join our experts to learn about this cutting-edge science:
Monday, Nov. 18
2pm ET

youtube.com/watch?v=KkeCXrgrKu 

As a winter-like chill engulfed the eastern U.S. this mid-November, our @NASAEarth satellites captured these “cloud streets.” Cloud streets occur when a column of moist air rises and hits a warmer air layer, causing it to roll over on itself. More: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/imag 

"We hope that it's all metal. That would be great." In @NASAJPL's "On a Mission" podcast, we've heard about threats from asteroids, but what about their potential? The lead scientist of our Psyche asteroid mission explains.
Listen & subscribe: nasa.gov/mediacast/jpl/season- 

In preparation to search for ancient life on Mars, our rover scientists visit the Australian Outback to investigate the oldest evidence for life on Earth. Though seemingly unrelated, the 2 locations share some eerie similarities. Details: nasa.gov/feature/jpl/mars-scie 

A Kuiper Belt object spotted by @NASAHubble & visited by @NASANewHorizons was officially named this week. With consent from Powhatan Tribal elders and representatives, it is now known as "Arrokoth," meaning “sky” in the Powhatan/Algonquian language. Watch: google.com/sorry/index?continu 

Our @NASASCaN program has a podcast! "The Invisible Network" kicks off season 2 with an episode. Hear from Administrator @JimBridenstine on returning astronauts to the Moon and the tech we'll need to live and work there.
Listen & subscribe: nasa.gov/mediacast/the-invisib 

Holiday wishlist:

Tour NASA's biggest rocket factory
View @NASA_SLS w/ its 4 engines before flight
Talk to experts about the Artemis I launch

Sound about right? Apply to our Day @NASASocial & this could be you! Deadline Nov. 17: nasa.gov/feature/experience-ar 

Up, up, down, down - do the Neptune Moon dance! Partners w/ chemistry AND rhythm, Moons Naiad & Thalassa are caught in a “dance of avoidance” choreographed so precisely that neither steps on the other one’s toes. How do they make it work? Check it out: nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-find 

RT @NASAInterns
Our Summer 2020 application deadline is March 8, 2020 - plan ahead & apply early! Start your application at intern.nasa.gov/ .

Head on over to blogs.nasa.gov/interns/  to learn more about the experience!

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