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Farmers, researchers, meteorologists, and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture.
NASA Data Powers New USDA Soil Moisture Portal
Researchers have revealed that microbes living thousands of feet from the ocean’s surface are sustained by an unexpected energy source.
Follow the Energy: An Astrobiology Update from Beneath Earth's Seafloor
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars on March 4, 2021, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape.
NASA's Perseverance Drives on Mars' Terrain for First Time
A one-time visitor to our inner solar system is helping explain more about our own origins.
Comet Catalina Suggests Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets
During Parker Solar Probe’s seventh swing by the Sun, celestial geometry posed a special opportunity for other observatories.
Observations Around Solar System During Parker Solar Probe's 7th Solar Encounter
NGC 2336 is the quintessential galaxy – big, beautiful, and blue – and it is captured here by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Beholds a Big, Beautiful Blue Galaxy
NASA has awarded the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS) contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Elkton, Maryland.
NASA Awards Mars Ascent Propulsion System Contract for Sample Return
New findings from Hubble suggest the same processes that occurred on Betelgeuse are happening in red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris.
Hubble Solves Mystery of Monster Star's Dimming
Mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare Perseverance for the unpaved road ahead.
NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts' Since Mars Landing
Testing teams successfully completed two important milestones that move Webb closer to being ready to launch in October.
Webb Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for Launch
This Hubble image features NGC 4826 – a spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
Hubble Looks at a ‘Black Eye' Galaxy
Three sounding rocket missions to test a supersonic parachute proved their worth with the successful landing of Perseverance.
Testing Proves Its Worth with Successful Mars Parachute Deployment