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Oct 1, 2018 23 tweets 15 min read
Happy Birthday #NASA. 60 has never looked better!🎉🎂

From the beginning, Goddard has worked to support our agency’s work of uncovering the universe 🌃.

Here are a few ways Goddard has helped along the way. #NASA60th It started with Dr. Robert Goddard! In 1926, he successfully tested the first rocket using liquid fuel 🚀🚀. Today he’s known as the “Father of Modern Rocketry.” #NASA60th
Nov 24, 2017 13 tweets 7 min read
THREAD: Need a break from #BlackFriday, digging @NASA’s #BlackHoleFriday? Perfect, enjoy our Black Hole 101! ☄️ First the basics. A black hole is a region in space where the pulling force of gravity is so strong that light is not able to escape. Because of this, black holes are invisible. Only telescopes with special instruments can help find them.
Nov 3, 2017 11 tweets 4 min read
Lasers. In. Space.
NASA’s got ‘em! Next year we launch a satellite with lasers, @NASA_ICESat2, to measure Earth’s changing ice #NASASocial To measure the height of ice, ICESat-2’s instrument ATLAS will send laser light to Earth, and time how long it takes to get back