Solar System Exploration
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From our perspective on Earth, Mercury looked like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun’s face.This only happens about 13 times a century.
Mercury Transit in Pictures
The Lunar IceCube mission, led by Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, will study water distribution and interaction on the Moon.
Lunar IceCube Mission to Locate, Study Resources Needed for Sustained Presence on Moon
NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17.
NASA Opens Previously Unopened Apollo Sample Ahead of Artemis Missions
Five new research papers detail Voyager 2's observations since it exited the heliosphere, or the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun.
Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space
NASA is sending a mobile robot to the South Pole of the Moon.
New VIPER Lunar Rover to Map Water Ice on the Moon
NASA’s Lucy mission successfully completed its Critical Design Review on Oct. 18.
NASA's Lucy Mission Clears Critical Milestone
NASA will provide live coverage on NASA Television of key events at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which takes place Oct. 21-25.
NASA to Provide Coverage of Key Events at 70th International Astronautical Congress
The NASA lander's robotic arm seems to have helped its heat probe burrow almost 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) since last week.
Mars InSight's 'Mole' Is Moving Again
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor — comet 2I/Borisov.
Hubble Observes 1st Confirmed Interstellar Comet
The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency's InSight lander and its Curiosity rover.
HiRISE Views NASA's InSight and Curiosity on Mars
A new study suggests that while a majority of lunar ice deposits are likely billions of years old, some may be more recent.
New Research Sheds Light on the Ages of Lunar Ice Deposits
Using observations of galactic cosmic rays from NASA’s Voyager spacecraft scientists calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of the solar system, known as the heliosheath.
Pressure Runs High at Edge of Solar System