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NASA's Perseverance rover carries a device to convert Martian air into oxygen that one day could be used not just for breathing, but also for fuel.
MOXIE Could Help Future Rockets Launch Off Mars
For Artemis astronauts traveling to the Moon, two space weather instrument suites, NASA’s HERMES and ESA’s ERSA, will provide an early forecast.
Lunar Gateway Instruments to Improve Forecasting for Artemis Astronauts
The first rover to be rigged with microphones, Perseverance picked up sounds of its inner workings during flight.
Hear Audio From NASA's Perseverance As It Travels Through Deep Space
Plumes of water vapor that may be venting into space from Jupiter's moon Europa could come from within the icy crust itself, according to new research.
Potential Plumes on Europa Could Come From Water in the Crust
Mars is about to get a new stream of weather reports, once NASA's Perseverance rover touches down on Feb. 18, 2021.
Mars Is Getting a New Robotic Meteorologist
Scientists using NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft discovered that water vapor near the surface of Mars is lofted higher into the atmosphere than expected.
Heat and Dust Help Launch Martian Water Into Space, Scientists Find
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has a new selfie. This latest is from a location named "Mary Anning," after a 19th-century English paleontologist.
NASA's Curiosity Takes Selfie With 'Mary Anning' on the Red Planet
An independent review indicates NASA is ready to undertake its Mars Sample Return campaign to bring pristine samples from Mars to Earth.
Review Indicates NASA Prepared for Mars Sample Return Campaign
Mark your calendars: NASA's latest rover has only about 100 days to go before it touches down on the Red Planet, becoming history's next Mars car.
NASA's Perseverance Rover 100 Days Out
New experiments re-create the environment of Europa and find that the icy moon shines, even on its nightside. The effect is more than just a cool visual.
Europa Glows: Radiation Does a Bright Number on Jupiter's Moon
NASA scientists have identified a molecule in Titan’s atmosphere that has never been detected in any other atmosphere.
NASA Scientists Discover ‘Weird' Molecule in Titan's Atmosphere
Perseverance has about 146 million miles (235 million kilometers) left to reach its destination.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Is Midway to Mars
The next full Moon will be on the morning of Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, The Moon will appear full for about three days, making this a full Moon weekend.
October 2020 - Part II: The Next Full Moon is a Halloween Hunter's Moon and "Micro" Moon
This illustration shows Jezero Crater — the landing site of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover — as it may have looked billions of years ago.
Jezero Crater Was a Lake in Mars' Ancient Past
MEDLI2 is a collection of sensors that take measurements during the atmospheric entry phase of the Mars 2020 mission.
Sensors on Mars 2020 Spacecraft Answer Long Distance Call from Earth
For hobbyists and makers, 3D printing expands creative possibilities; for specialized engineers, it's also key to next-generation spacecraft design.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Bringing 3D-Printed Metal Parts to Mars
Now that the heat probe is below the Martian surface, InSight's arm will scoop more soil on top to help it keep digging.
NASA InSight's 'Mole' Is Out of Sight
Made of a pair of two-wheeled vehicles, DuAxel is designed to descend craters and near-vertical cliffs on the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
This Transforming Rover Can Explore the Toughest Terrain
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will peer deep below the surface with a ground-penetrating radar called RIMFAX.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Will Peer Beneath Mars' Surface
It's the first time machine learning has been used to find previously unknown craters on the Red Planet.
AI Is Helping Scientists Discover Fresh Craters on Mars
NASA is working with ICON, a company that has printed 3D communities on Earth, to develop a space-based construction system.
NASA Looks to Develop 3D Printing Construction Systems for Moon and Mars
Perseverance is one of a few Mars spacecraft carrying laser retroreflectors.
NASA's New Mars Rover Is Ready for Space Lasers
Perseverance will search for traces of ancient microscopic life from billions of years back. That's why it's packing PIXL.
NASA's New Mars Rover Will Use X-Rays to Hunt Fossils
As Perseverance hurtles through space toward Mars, the six-wheeler's twin is ready to roll here on Earth.
NASA Readies Perseverance Mars Rover's Earthly Twin
The next full Moon will peak after midnight on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2020, The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Monday evening through Thursday morning.
September 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Corn, Fruit, Barley, and Hungry Ghost Moon