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The dusty rocks of Jezero Crater are beginning to tell their story – thanks to the seven powerful science cameras aboard Perseverance.
NASA's Perseverance Rover Cameras Capture Mars Like Never Before
The telescopes found something odd: six "dead" galaxies that had run out of the cold hydrogen gas needed to make stars.
Hubble Finds Early, Massive Galaxies Running on Empty
This year, the minimum extent of Arctic sea ice dropped to 1.82 million square miles (4.72 million square kilometers).
NASA Finds 2021 Arctic Summer Sea Ice 12th-Lowest on Record
The lander cleared enough dust from one solar panel to keep its seismometer on through the summer, allowing scientists to study three big quakes.
NASA's InSight Finds Three Big Marsquakes, Thanks to Solar-Panel Dusting
NASA's Lucy is set to launch in October on the first mission to study the Trojan asteroids – swarms of asteroids associated with Jupiter.
Lucy Is Going to Space!
Researchers will use Webb to observe 17 actively forming planetary systems.
NASA's Webb to Explore Forming Planetary Systems
When NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope launches in the mid-2020s, it will revolutionize astronomy.
A New Understanding of Galaxy Evolution with NASA's Roman Space Telescope
Led by NASA JPL, Team CoSTAR will participate in the SubT final to demonstrate multi-robot autonomy in extreme environments.
NASA Robots Compete in DARPA's Subterranean Challenge Final
In 2023, NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon’s South Pole.
NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole
Futuristic electric thrusters emitting a cool blue glow will guide the Psyche spacecraft through deep space to a metal-rich asteroid.
Solar Electric Propulsion Makes NASA's Psyche Spacecraft Go
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4, 2021.
NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D
NASA’s Chief Scientist Jim Green has announced that he will retire in early 2022 after more than 40 years of service at NASA.
NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green to Retire in 2022