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NASA's LCRD and a space weather payload to study the Sun’s radiation lifted off on Dec. 7, 2021.
NASA's Laser Communications Tech, Science Experiment Safely in Space
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is now operating with all four active instruments collecting science.
NASA Returns Hubble to Full Science Operations
NASA received 23 millimeter-sized grains and 4 containers of even finer material from Ryugu – 10% of the total collected – from JAXA,
NASA Receives Special Cosmic Delivery of Asteroid Sample from Japan
This image shows how Earth looked during the total solar eclipse visible in Antarctica on Dec. 4, 2021.
Eclipse Over Antarctica
The new system improves NASA's capabilities to assess the impact risk of asteroids that can come close to our planet.
NASA's Next-Generation Asteroid Impact Monitoring System Goes Online
Launch is scheduled for no earlier than 1 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of IXPE Launch
One of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts snapped this image as Crew Dragon Endeavour departed the International Space Station.
Finding plumes at Europa is an exciting prospect, but scientists warn it’ll be tricky, even from up close.
Are Water Plumes Spraying from Europa? NASA's Europa Clipper is on the Case
Gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object in nebula NGC 1977 – part of a complex called The Running Man.
Hubble Witnesses Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) launched at 1:21 a.m. ET on Nov. 24, 2021, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
NASA, SpaceX Launch DART: First Test Mission to Defend Planet Earth
The heat shield skin for the Artemis IV mission, the third crewed mission to the Moon, is now at Moffett Federal Airfield.
NASA's Super Guppy Arrives in California with Future Artemis Heat Shield
An artistic interpretation of Curiosity’s view high up on a Martian mountain was created by mission team members.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Sends a Picture Postcard From Mars