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This image shows how Earth looked during the total solar eclipse visible in Antarctica on Dec. 4, 2021.
Eclipse Over Antarctica
The new system improves NASA's capabilities to assess the impact risk of asteroids that can come close to our planet.
NASA's Next-Generation Asteroid Impact Monitoring System Goes Online
One of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts snapped this image as Crew Dragon Endeavour departed the International Space Station.
Finding plumes at Europa is an exciting prospect, but scientists warn it’ll be tricky, even from up close.
Are Water Plumes Spraying from Europa? NASA's Europa Clipper is on the Case
Three of Hubble’s four active instruments are now collecting science data once again.
NASA Takes Another Step Toward Fully Restoring Hubble Operations
Gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object in nebula NGC 1977 – part of a complex called The Running Man.
Hubble Witnesses Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) launched at 1:21 a.m. ET on Nov. 24, 2021, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
NASA, SpaceX Launch DART: First Test Mission to Defend Planet Earth
The heat shield skin for the Artemis IV mission, the third crewed mission to the Moon, is now at Moffett Federal Airfield.
NASA's Super Guppy Arrives in California with Future Artemis Heat Shield
An artistic interpretation of Curiosity’s view high up on a Martian mountain was created by mission team members.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Sends a Picture Postcard From Mars
An exhausted star still has some punches to deliver. Astronomers have found a white dwarf that is pummeling a companion object.
Roasted and Shredded by a Stellar Sidekick
Scientists recently added a whopping 301 newly validated exoplanets to the total exoplanet tally.
New Deep Learning Method Adds 301 Planets to Kepler's Total Count
The camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft imaged Saturn on Oct. 13, 2021.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Images Saturn