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To learn how ocean water is melting glaciers, NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland mission surveyed the coast of the world’s largest island.
Greenland Mission Completes Six Years of Mapping Unknown Terrain
New research shows the dominant color has changed in about one-third of large rivers in the continental United States over the past 35 years.
The Colors of Water
Caltech researchers used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to determine that surface water left salt minerals behind as recently as 2 billion years ago.
NASA's MRO Finds Water Flowed on Mars Longer Than Previously Thought
The spiral arms of the galaxy NGC 3318 are lazily draped across this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Sights a Sail of Stars
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team will answer questions about the mission’s latest milestones on Jan. 24.
NASA to Discuss Webb's Arrival at Final Destination, Next Steps
NEA Scout will visit an asteroid estimated to be smaller than a school bus – the smallest asteroid ever to be studied by a spacecraft.
NASA Solar Sail Mission to Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch
In preparing for Flight 19, the Mars helicopter team found that unexpected Mars weather can result in a scenario familiar here on Earth: a delayed flight.
Grounded: First Flight Delay Due to Inclement Weather on Another World
A black hole at the heart of the dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 is creating stars rather than gobbling them up.
Hubble Finds a Black Hole Igniting Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy
An international research team will survey the stars, star clusters, and dust that lie within 19 nearby galaxies.
Capturing All That Glitters in Galaxies With NASA's Webb
The lander has taken measures to conserve energy; engineers aim to return to normal operations next week.
NASA's InSight Exits Safe Mode
Europa Clipper will need to know its orientation while traveling from Earth to Jupiter and in orbit around Jupiter. To accomplish this, it will use the stars.
Europa Mission Dispatch: Tracking the Stars
Scientists have announced that samples collected by Curiosity are rich in a type of carbon associated with biological processes on Earth.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Measures Intriguing Carbon Signature on Mars