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The spacecraft discovered that asteroid Bennu could be active, consistently discharging particles into space.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Explains Bennu's Mysterious Particle Events
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is just days away from selecting the site where the spacecraft will snag a sample from asteroid Bennu.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx in the Midst of Site Selection
The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail thanks to NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
First NASA Parker Solar Probe Results Reveal Surprising Details About Our Sun
Four new papers in the journal Nature describe what scientists have learned so far from NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Sheds New Light on the Sun
Using data from NASA’s TESS, astronomers have captured an image of an explosive emission of dust, ice and gases from comet 46P/Wirtanen in late 2018.
NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Mission Catches a Natural Comet Outburst in Unprecedented Detail
This image shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field.
Vikram Lander Found
Scientists shed new light on a phenomenon observed within Mars' dust storms: dust towers, or concentrated clouds of dust that warm in sunlight and rise high into the air.
Global Storms on Mars Launch Dust Towers Into the Sky
Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower, predicted to peak around 11:50pm ET on Nov. 21, has the potential to generate a brief outburst of many meteors — but what you actually see will depend on many factors, including location, weather and more.
About the Upcoming (maybe) Alpha Monocerotid Meteor Shower Outburst…
An international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites. The new discovery adds to the growing list of biologically important compounds found in meteorites.
First Detection of Sugars in Meteorites Gives Clues to Origin of Life
NASA has added five American companies to the pool of vendors that will be eligible to bid on proposals to provide deliveries to the surface of the Moon.
New Companies Join Growing Ranks of NASA Partners for Artemis Program
The first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains.
The First Global Geologic Map of Titan Completed
A research team led out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has detected water vapor for the first time above Europa’s surface.
NASA Scientists Confirm Water Vapor on Europa