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Based on data from Ingenuity, NASA has chosen to reschedule the helicopter’s first flight to no earlier than April 14.
Mars Helicopter Flight Delayed to No Earlier than April 14
Scientists using data from NICER discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the Crab Nebula pulsar.
NASA's NICER Finds X-ray Boosts in the Crab Pulsar's Radio Bursts
For the first time, scientists have mapped out the invisible magnetic fields pulsing through Centaurus A using infrared light.
Galactic Merger Warps Magnetic Fields
NASA’s newest Mars rover used a camera on the end of its robotic arm to snap this shot of itself with the Ingenuity helicopter nearby.
Say Cheese on Mars: Perseverance's Selfie With Ingenuity
A technique for scanning Mars rocks for microscopic fossils is also being developed to hunt for microbes on Enceladus, Titan, and Europa.
Probing for Life in the Icy Crusts of Ocean Worlds
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx completed its last flyover of Bennu on April 7 and is now slowly drifting away from the asteroid;
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Completes Final Tour of Asteroid Bennu
For two decades, the longest-lived spacecraft at the Red Planet has helped locate water ice, assess landing sites, and study the planet’s moons.
NASA's Odyssey Orbiter Marks 20 Historic Years of Mapping Mars
Brown dwarfs, sometimes known as “failed stars,” can spin at upwards of 200,000 mph, but there may be a limit to how fast they can go.
Trio of Fast-Spinning Brown Dwarfs May Reveal a Rotational Speed Limit
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft has successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of both solar panels.
NASA's Lucy Stretches Its Wings in Successful Solar Panel Deployment Test
The Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) system aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover first powered on for 30 minutes on Feb. 19.
NASA's First Weather Report from Jezero Crater on Mars
NASA is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for Ingenuity Mars Helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet.
NASA Invites Public to Take Flight With Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is "seeing double."
Hubble Spots Double Quasars in Merging Galaxies