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NASA's InSight lander has been using its robotic arm to help the heat probe known as the "mole" burrow into Mars.
NASA's InSight Flexes Its Arm While Its 'Mole' Hits Pause
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has started a road trip that will continue through the summer across roughly a mile (1.6 kilometers) of terrain.
Curiosity Mars Rover's Summer Road Trip Has Begun
The competition will help advance the design of a mechanical rover to explore the surface of Venus.
NASA's Venus Rover Challenge Winners Announced
This image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures several storms in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere.
"Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter
The next full Moon will be early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. There also will be a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon.
July 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
A new mission competing for selection under NASA's Discovery Program would try to untangle the mysteries of Neptune's strange moon Triton.
Proposed NASA Mission Would Visit Neptune's Curious Moon Triton
You may be able to help Curiosity rover drivers better navigate Mars using the online tool AI4Mars to label terrain features.
NASA's Mars Rover Drivers Need Your Help
NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions.
NASA Selects Four Possible Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System
The Voyager imaging team asked for the photo to show Earth’s vulnerability — to illustrate how small, fragile and irreplaceable it is on a cosmic scale.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Voyager's Famous 'Pale Blue Dot' Photo
Naiad and Thalassa race around the ice giant in odd orbits seemingly to avoid each other.
NASA Finds Neptune Moons Locked in ‘Dance of Avoidance'
Humanity's first and (so far) last visit to the outermost giant planet in our solar system was a monumental event for scientists and the public alike.
30 Years Ago: Voyager 2's Historic Neptune Flyby
Our solar system is a stormy place. Join us on a tour of storms.
10+ Things: Tour of Storms Across the Solar System
The next-generation radiometer is being developed to study the atmospheres of Uranus or Neptune, but could be used to study any atmosphere.
Next-Generation NASA Instrument Advanced to Study the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune
This site is among seven NASA sites nominated this year for a Webby. People's Voice voting is underway.
NASA Garners 7 Webby Award Nominations
Long-term observations of Neptune have allowed scientists observe storm formation and also to track storm evolution on the ice giant.
Hubble Tracks the Lifecycle of Giant Storms on Neptune
Meet the women leading two of humankind's two most distant space missions.
Women at the Helm
Scientists may have an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they discovered with Hubble in 2013.
Tiny Neptune Moon May Have Broken from Larger Moon
Hubble uncovered a new dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm on Uranus.
Hubble Reveals Dynamic Atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune
We're talking about the ice giants. These are two enormous planets in our outer solar system: Uranus and Neptune.
Gravity Assist: Ice Giants (Uranus & Neptune) with Amy Simon
It's never too late to appreciate the far-reaching influence the Voyagers have had—including pop culture.
The Voyagers in Popular Culture
Ten things to know about Voyager 2 on the 40th anniversary of its launch.
10 Things: August 14
The exploration of the solar system is uniquely poised to bring planetary scientists, worldwide, together under the common theme of understanding the origin, evolution and bodies of our solar neighborhood.
International Mission Opportunities and Participation
Astrophysics Division assets have been used in the past to support planetary science research activities and planetary missions.
How Astrophysics Division Assets Are Helping Planetary Science
August 25, 1989: Neptune is in view. It is the middle of the night and everything is happening fast at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
25 Years After Neptune: Reflections on Voyager
Dr. Jim Green, director of NASA Planetary Science, speaks to attendees of the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in April 2013.
Message to Attendees of the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference