Solar System Exploration
Email sent. Thanks for your feedback.
Solar System News
NASA is asking industry to respond to a Request for Proposals to deliver cargo, science experiments and supplies to the Gateway to support Artemis missions to the lunar surface.
NASA Asks American Companies to Deliver Supplies for Artemis Moon Missions
Europa Clipper will explore Jupiter's icy moon in-depth during multiple flybys, studying whether Europa could harbor conditions suitable for life.
Europa Clipper's Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed
The bit carousel, which lies at the heart of the rover's Sample Caching System, is now aboard NASA's newest rover.
Robotic Toolkit Added to NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the Sun, and interstellar particles.
NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space
After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites.
NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return
This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot.
Hubble's New Portrait of Jupiter
Recently, the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission made the first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shock.
NASA's MMS Finds First Interplanetary Shock
Since NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made a single trip around the Sun — while Parker is into its third orbit around our star.
One Year, 2 Trips Around Sun for NASA's Parker Solar Probe
The first briefcase-size CubeSats to journey to another planet have been honored for their role in NASA InSight's successful Mars landing.
MarCO Wins the 'Oscar' for Tiny Spacecraft
CubeSats can be part of a historic mission—Artemis 2—when NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will send astronauts on their first flight aboard the Orion spacecraft.
NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Call for Payloads on Artemis 2 Mission
NASA's Curiosity rover is discovering odd rocks halfway into a region called the "clay-bearing unit."
New Finds for Mars Rover, Seven Years After Landing
Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously thought.
The Moon and Mercury May Have Thick Ice Deposits