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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
New evidence suggests salty, shallow ponds once dotted a Martian crater — a sign of the planet's drying climate.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds an Ancient Oasis on Mars
The next full Moon will be on Sunday afternoon, October 13, 2019, The Moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time, from Saturday morning to Tuesday morning.
The Next Full Moon is the Hunter's Moon
A crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from NASA's Mars 2020 rover after technicians tested the pyrotechnic charges that separate the two spacecraft.
NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Tests Descent-Stage Separation
The scoop on the end of the spacecraft's robotic arm will be used to 'pin' the mole against the wall of its hole.
NASA's Push to Save the Mars InSight Lander's Heat Probe
Cassini scientists have found the ingredients for amino acids condensed onto ice grains emitted by Saturn's sixth-largest moon.
New Organic Compounds Found in Enceladus Ice Grains
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter successfully executed a 10.5-hour propulsive maneuver to avoid a mission-ending shadow cast by Jupiter during an upcoming flyby.
NASA's Juno Prepares to Jump Jupiter's Shadow
Listen to the marsquakes and other, less-expected sounds that the Mars lander has been detecting.
NASA's InSight 'Hears' Peculiar Sounds on Mars
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed over the Vikram landing site on Sept. 17 and acquired a set of high resolution images; so far the team has not been able to locate the lander.
Obscured in the Lunar Highlands?
A letter from NASA was presented to the mayor of Jezero, Bosnia-Herzegovina, honoring the connection between the town and Jezero Crater, the Mars 2020 rover landing site.
NASA Mars Mission Connects With Bosnian Town
While past rovers have dug inches into the rusty soils of the Red Planet, NASA is testing out a drill that can go feet deep and operate autonomously with minimal human guidance.
NASA is Testing a Drill to Search for Life on Mars – On Its Own