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NASA instruments aboard ESA's Rosetta mission helped reveal that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own aurora.
Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights
In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers report the first ever clear images of nanojets.
NASA's IRIS Spots Nanojets: Shining Light On Heating the Solar Corona
It appears some pieces of asteroid Vesta ended up on asteroid Bennu, according to observations from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx to Asteroid Bennu: "You've got a little Vesta on you…"
Jupiter's volcanically active moon Io casts its shadow on the planet in this dramatic image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Moon Io Casts Shadow On Jupiter
Cassini mission data provides strong evidence that the northern hemisphere of the moon has been resurfaced with ice from its interior.
Infrared Eyes on Enceladus: Hints of Fresh Ice in Northern Hemisphere
The twisting patterns created by the spiral arms of NGC 2835 create the illusion of an eye.
Hubble Locks Eyes With a Snake
The Hubble image includes a new storm brewing on Jupiter, and a cousin of the famous Great Red Spot region gearing up to change color.
Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter's Storms
The Sun is stirring from its latest slumber. Sunspots and flares are bubbling from the Sun's surface – signs that a new solar cycle has started.
What Will Solar Cycle 25 Look Like?
If greenhouse gas emissions continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets could together contribute more than 15 inches to global sea level rise.
Emissions Could Add 15 Inches to Earth's 2100 Sea Level Rise, NASA-Led Study Finds
The Jupiter-size object is about seven times larger than the white dwarf. It circles this stellar cinder every 34 hours, more than 60 times faster than Mercury orbits our Sun.
First Possible ‘Survivor' Planet Hugging a White Dwarf Star
Surveying sunspots is the most basic of ways we study how solar activity rises and falls over time, and it’s the basis of how we track the solar cycle.
How Scientists Around the World Track the Solar Cycle
Experts from NASA and NOAA discuss their analysis and predictions for the new solar cycle.
Solar Cycle 25 Is Here, Scientists Explain What That Means