Solar System Exploration
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A discovery followed the release of a Hubble photo of a striking example of a deep-space phenomenon dubbed an "Einstein ring."
Hubble Snapshot of 'Molten Ring' Galaxy Prompts New Research
New research found that Bennu's highly porous rocks are responsible for the surface's surprising lack of fine regolith.
NASA Mission Helps Solve a Mystery: Why Are Some Asteroid Surfaces Rocky?
27 years have passed since NASA’s Magellan mission last orbited Venus. Here are ten mysteries of Venus that NASA scientists are still grappling with.
Ten Mysteries of Venus
A vivid aurora is seen over Earth from the International Space Station.
Behold an Aurora Over the Southern Skies
The solar system is encased in a bubble called the heliosphere, which separates us from the vast galaxy beyond.
Studying the Edge of the Sun's Magnetic Bubble
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft has arrived in California, its final stop on Earth.
DART Arrives at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Its Final Stop Before Launch
Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the Red Planet.
Hear Sounds From Mars Captured by NASA's Perseverance Rover
Over the next 12 years, Lucy will fly by one main-belt asteroid and seven Trojan asteroids.
NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘Fossils' of Planet Formation
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson met with elected officials about Earth science and visited mission control for the Perseverance Mars rover.
NASA Leadership Visits JPL, Discusses Climate Change and Mars
Hubble observations of Europa have revealed the presence of persistent water vapor – but, mysteriously, only in one hemisphere.
Hubble Finds Evidence of Persistent Water Vapor in One Hemisphere of Europa
The next full Moon is the Hunter's Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Lucy Moon.
Full Moon Guide: October - November 2021
Satellites are producing a deluge of data, so engineers and scientists are setting up systems in the cloud to manage it.
NASA Turns to the Cloud for Help With Next-Generation Earth Missions