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Three studies have cast doubt on the premise of subsurface lakes below the Martian south pole.
Clays, Not Water, Are Likely Source of Mars ‘Lakes'
A new index shows that the world’s rainforests are responding differently to threats like a warming climate and deforestation.
Index Ranks Rainforests' Vulnerability to Climate and Human Impacts
For the first time, astronomers have uncovered evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
Hubble Finds First Evidence of Water Vapor at Jupiter's Moon Ganymede
Artificial intelligence is being used to calibrate NASA’s images of the Sun, helping improve the data scientists use for research.
Artificial Intelligence Helps Improve NASA's Eyes on the Sun
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter's moon Europa.
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Europa Clipper Mission
The lander’s seismometer is revealing details about the planet’s deep interior for the first time.
NASA's InSight Reveals the Deep Interior of Mars
Beta Pictoris is an intriguing young planetary system that sports at least two planets, a jumble of smaller, rocky bodies, and a dusty disk.
NASA's Webb to Explore a Neighboring, Dusty Planetary System
Scientists have discovered slowly oscillating swells in the Sun’s surface, with periods comparable to the Sun’s 27-day rotation.
Huge Waves in the Sun Discovered with NASA Mission
NASA’s Lucy undergoes a test to simulate the release of the spacecraft from its launch vehicle.
NASA's Lucy Spacecraft Gets Shocked
Hubble science instruments have returned to full operation after a computer anomaly suspended the telescope’s observations for more than a month.
Hubble Returns to Full Science Observations and Releases New Images
NASA has successfully switched to backup hardware on the Hubble Space Telescope, including powering on the backup payload computer, on July 15.
NASA Successfully Switches to Backup Hardware on Hubble Space Telescope
The Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is part of NASA’s Artemis program.
New Maps Help Plan Lunar Road Trip for VIPER's Artemis Mission