Science Projects

The dedicated team at the Science Projects Branch provides oversight and support to numerous, cutting-edge, research projects and science teams across the Division. In addition to the  projects listed below, they also manage the Chandra X-ray Observatory Program.

Earth Science

  • SERVIR

Astrophysics

  • Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)
  • Lynx X-ray Observatory

Optical Telescopes

  • Predictive Thermal Control (PTC)
  • Segmented Mirror Technology Program (SMPT)

Heliophysics

  • Full sun Ultraviolet Rocket Spectrometer (FURST),
  • Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer, (MaGIXS)
  • Hinode
  • Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT)
  • Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter (CLASP)
  • Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter (CLASP 2)
IXPE
IXPE

NASA Issues Chandra Sonification Release “Cosmic Harmonies: Sonifications from NASA Telescopes”

August 30, 2023

Three sonification’s of data from Chandra and other NASA telescopes has been released. These sonification’s include a binary system (R Aquarii), a galaxy group (Stephen’s Quintet), and a spiral galaxy (M104). These sonification’s were led by the Chandra X-ray Center …

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Chandra and IXPE: Milky Way’s Central Black Hole Woke Up 200 Years ago

August 30, 2023

These new images show X-ray data of the area around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. New data from NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) are combined with other X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra …

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Chandra and NGC 4829: Galaxies Go on a Deep Dive and Leave a Fiery Trail Behind

August 30, 2023

Scientists have confirmed that the tail of hot gas behind a galaxy group is the longest yet seen. NGC 4839 is plunging into the Coma Cluster and leaving a streak that glows in X-rays. A new study using NASA’s Chandra …

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Chandra Outreach Event at Bonnaroo

August 30, 2023

Chandra supported the NASA MSFC discussions and presentations at the 2023 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Debra J. Wallace (ST10) gave a presentation on Chandra science, its important role in multi-messenger astronomy, and the upcoming 25th Anniversary of Chandra’s launch. …

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IMPACT Initiates Collaborative Data Science Student Project with Alabama A&M University

July 24, 2023

On 6/6/23, IMPACT initiated a one-year student data science collaboration focused on NASA Earth Science with the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University (AAMU-RISE Foundation). The project leverages the strengths of both NASA’s Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) …

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